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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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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Find Your Future!

We have launched a new programme of courses to support Essex-based residents as furlough comes to an end. Learners can enrol on many of the courses free-of-charge, subject to eligibility criteria.* 1.6 million adults across the UK are currently furloughed; to support adults in Essex, we have developed ‘Find Your Future’ pathways to raise awareness…

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Be Inspired! The doors are open at ACL centres across Essex | 7-11 September, 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm

ACL Essex (Adult Community Learning) is welcoming adult learners back into the classroom with a series of open days at its centres across the county from the 7-11 September, 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Centres in Basildon, Brentwood, Clacton, Colchester and Witham will open their doors to showcase their latest range of courses, and with hundreds of…

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Set for success – Access to Higher Education Learners achieve success at ACL

Not all learners going to University this year will have got there following the traditional A-level route. The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is equivalent to A-levels and is recognised by top UK Universities as an accepted entry requirement into undergraduate courses, proving that there is more than one route into University. Twenty students…

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Short Story Competition – People’s Choice

We asked you to submit a short story, no more than 500 words, to win some fabulous prizes in our writing competition. Our ACL Choice winner and Author’s Choice winner have been selected and we now need your help selecting the ‘People’s Choice.’ In order to select your favourite, simply read the 9 shortlisted stories and vote for one story. You…

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ACL Discover Summer Magazine

We’re delighted to share with you our new Course Guide for September 2021. It finally feels like Summer has arrived and so has our Summer Discover Magazine!Grab a cold drink, relax and enjoy some wonderful and inspiring stories from the amazing people who make us who we are. Creative and craft ideas Inspiring stories Learner…

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New Course Guide for September 2021

We’re delighted to share with you our new Course Guide for September 2021. Browse our full range of courses and discover opportunities to enhance your career prospects, develop new skills, improve your health and wellbeing, whilst connecting with others in your community. We offer face to face courses in our centres and online courses in…

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ACL Awards 2021 – Nominate now!

The ACL Essex Achievement Awards is an annual event to celebrate the fantastic accomplishments of our learners, partner organisations, and staff. Individual progress of our learners, overcoming personal barriers and becoming a true inspiration to others, is something we love to celebrate. Over the last year our learners and staff have shared so many great…

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