A-levels aren’t the only option: Success Stories

We caught up with Emily, a former student at ACL, who is currently studying Psychology at the University of Durham after having recently passed her Social Science Access to Higher Education course at ACL. Emily has hopes to become a Clinical Psychologist after she completes her post-graduate studies. “I have enjoyed studying psychology for a… Continue Reading A-levels aren’t the only option: Success Stories

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Safety Guidance when visiting centres

Please ensure you follow the below guidance when visiting our centres. When entering an ACL Building, please: If you believe you may have any of the Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend. You will need to self isolate and arrange for a test. Details can be found on: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection  Please do not enter the building until… Continue Reading Safety Guidance when visiting centres

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Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice Apprenticeships are jobs with training, that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, employers may face challenges with hiring new apprentices. How the government is supporting you: The government has introduced incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice. The scheme provides employers… Continue Reading Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

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Management Theories: The X and Y theory

Theories are the foundations that underpin great management practice. By studying management theory, we understand better the fundamental aspects that affect today’s manager, from human psychology to organisational strategic operations. There are many theories that have been developed and tested over the decades and we will look at some in detail over the next few… Continue Reading Management Theories: The X and Y theory

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The Roman Conquest & Boudica’s Revenge (and all because a Bible character came to Colchester!)

Yes it’s true – a biblical character once decided to visit Colchester (or Camulodunum as it was then known), and he was the Roman Emperor Claudius, who in AD 43 launched a massive assault with four legions on Britain.* This, of course, is just one of our many claims to fame – I mean how… Continue Reading The Roman Conquest & Boudica’s Revenge (and all because a Bible character came to Colchester!)

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Tutor of the Year Awards 2020 – Access to Higher Education

Last week, Gateway Qualifications announced the winner of the inaugural Access to Higher Education Tutor of the Year Awards 2020. We are delighted to have received tutor nominations for our centres and so incredibly proud of our tutors for the way they continue to inspire so many people in Essex to reach their learning goals.… Continue Reading Tutor of the Year Awards 2020 – Access to Higher Education

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New Accredited courses – Enrol today!

Don’t put your dreams on hold and enrol on an Accredited Course. We have adapted our courses to be delivered both online and remotely.  So whatever the situation, you can #KeepLearning – Browse Qualifications & Skills for Employment courses. We have successfully moved our classroom offer to be delivered online where possible. This ‘blended’ learning… Continue Reading New Accredited courses – Enrol today!

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Coronavirus latest information and advice

Update: 08/04/2020: Following the latest government guidance, we have moved from classroom-based learning to online and flexible distance learning. We endeavour to deliver learning online wherever possible to support existing learners to successfully complete their courses/qualifications. We have new online and distance learning courses to support individuals, including furloughed workers, to enhance existing and or… Continue Reading Coronavirus latest information and advice

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National Child Exploitation Awareness Day 2020

Unite with the world today against child exploitation. Do your bit and know the signs, here are some to look out for… Change in mood or behaviour Becoming aggressive, disruptive, quiet or withdrawn Secretive mobile phone use Unexplained money items or gifts Periods of absences without explanation Unexplained bruises, cuts, burns Distancing from family &… Continue Reading National Child Exploitation Awareness Day 2020

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Spot the ACL bus!

Have you spotted our new bus adverts? If so here’s how to get involved… So, If you spot the ACL bus and send us a picture – acl.nostoppingme@essex.gov.uk, you could win a range of prizes including: – ACL taster courses– Beauty treatments– Hair colour/cut– Donation to local charity of your choosing. Good luck!

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Community Afternoon Tea (Supported Learning)

Working alongside Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex, we hosted an afternoon tea event at ACL Colchester. The event was attended by members of the local community and students from our Supported Learning courses to encourage engagement and employability skills. It was great to see so many of those who attended sharing stories and… Continue Reading Community Afternoon Tea (Supported Learning)

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