Find Your Active

When it comes to being active, we all know that finding the right activity greatly increases your chances of creating a new, sustainable, healthy habit. But it’s one thing to recognise how important activity is, and quite another to build it in to your everyday life. Active Essex’s ‘Find Your Active’ campaign encourages Essex residents…

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NEWS RELEASE: Local MP and Councillor talk exciting new plans at ACL Essex, Harlow

Adult education provider, ACL Essex, welcomed two special visitors to its Harlow campus on Friday 20th May. Rt Hon Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, and Councillor Tony Ball, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education Excellence, Lifelong Learning and Employability discussed exciting new plans for ACL Essex in Harlow.  They also visited students in their…

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NEWS RELEASE: ACL Essex Hosts Community Event to Support Ukrainian Families and Hosts

ACL Essex Hosts Community Event to Support Ukrainian Families and Hosts Adult education provider, ACL Essex, is hosting a community event to support Ukrainian families and their UK hosts on Wednesday 1st June in locations across Essex. Attendees can find out about the learning opportunities available, guidance on improving employment prospects, and where to find…

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Master the Colour Wheel

Written by Abbie Cairns, Creative Learning Tutor The colour wheel is a great way to help you understand how colours are created, and which ones complement or clash with one other. Understanding the colour wheel is not only a great artistic skill to have, but it’s also useful when deciding on a colour palette, redecorating…

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NEWS RELEASE: ACL Essex encourages businesses to get on board with innovative sustainability course

ACL Essex encourages businesses to get on board with innovative sustainability course Adult education provider, ACL Essex, is offering businesses the opportunity to train staff free of charge about the benefits of developing a more sustainable world with a new course. As ACL Essex moves towards a sustainable curriculum, embedding the issue in all curriculum…

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BUSINESS TIMES: Expand your knowledge of sustainable development, climate change and global warming

Business Times – Sustainability: Expand your knowledge of sustainable development, climate change and global warming Sustainable development, climate change and global warming are common features of news reports with leaders from across the world finding ways to tackle these big problems for humanity with ever increasing levels of urgency. Here at ACL Essex, we’ve been…

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Our Harlow centre is moving!

We are excited to announce that ACL Harlow will be moving to its new home in the centre of town this Summer!  We will be opening a new learning facility in Harlow, when it moves from its Partridge Road site to a purpose-built setting within the refurbished Harlow Town Library. The new facilities will offer…

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Sustainable floristry

Article by Karen Clark, NCFE Level 2 Floristry The world faces an urgent need to make good ethical choices regarding environmental sustainability. Specifically, the floristry industry is committed to using environmentally friendly materials. As a florist, we work closely with nature and must focus on offering customers ethical products. Throughout the NCFE Level 2 course…

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Start the Conversation lunchtime events

Free Information, Advice and Guidance events from 14-18 March.   Our centres at Clacton, Rayleigh, and Maldon will be hosting free lunchtime events where you can come along and discuss the opportunities available to you, from Mental Health to Employability. We will also be at a variety of libraries across Essex including Braintree, Colchester, and…

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Councillor Tony Ball visits Clear Thinking Solutions

Earlier this week, as part of National Apprenticeship Week, we visited Clear Thinking I.T alongside Councillor Tony Ball, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Education Excellence, Lifelong Learning and Employability. Clear Thinking deliver clear communication and IT solutions that transform businesses, helping them to move forward more productively, securely, and compliantly. They continue to provide…

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Calling all tech enthusiasts! We are looking for Digital Champions

We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic about technology to step forward as part of a new volunteer programme, ‘Digital Champions,’ to help connect residents across Essex to the online world.  The new volunteer programme has been set-up to support people to live independently, reduce digital and social isolation, improve users’ confidence with devices, whilst…

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NEWS RELEASE: Considering Volunteering? ACL Essex Needs You!

Adult education provider, ACL Essex, is launching a new volunteer programme ‘Parent Ambassadors’ to help improve the lives of families living in Colchester. The new scheme will offer Colchester-based residents the opportunity to volunteer in schools and community venues to promote learning opportunities, improve wellbeing and raise aspirations in their local areas. Helping to launch…

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Become a Parent Ambassador

Become a Parent Ambassador and make a difference to families in your school community. Parent Ambassadors volunteer in schools and community venues, whilst completing free training to support others. A Parent Ambassador’s role is to positively influence families to engage with learning opportunities, improve wellbeing, and raise aspirations. This is a pilot scheme for parents,…

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Apprenticeship spotlight – IT & Technology

Each week, we’ll be showcasing the fantastic apprenticeships opportunities we have to help support and develop businesses, apprentices, and the workforce across Essex. This week we are spotlighting the Level 3 IT Solutions Technician Apprenticeship. In September 2021, we launched this programme to support the increase of IT job roles within Essex and surrounding areas.…

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