Open Events

You’re invited to the ACL Open Event this September! It is FREE to attend and there will be something for all the family!

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Our Centres are open

Come along to one of our centres, here you will be able to:

  • Meet our teams – Creative & Cultural Learning, Qualifications & Skills for Employment, Mental Health and Wellbeing, English, Maths, Science & IT, Apprenticeships, Supported Learning, Family Learning
  • Galleries and previous learner work showcase
  • Refreshments
  • Games and activities for all the family
  • Competitions and raffles – prizes to be won!

Join us as we celebrate lifelong learning.

ACL Colchester on Wilson Marriage road

Dates & times

Tuesday 7th 

Brentwood

  • 10am – 1pm
  • 5pm – 8pm

Colchester

  • 10am – 1pm
  • 5pm – 8pm

Wednesday 8th

Clacton

  • 10am – 1pm
  • 5pm – 8pm

Thursday 9th 

Basildon

  • 10am – 1pm
  • 5pm – 8pm

Witham

  • 10am – 1pm
  • 5pm – 8pm

Friday 10th 

Saturday 11th 

Brentwood

  • 10am – 1pm

Colchester

  • 10am – 1pm

Find your local event!

Basildon

ACL Basildon

Address:
Lifelong Learning Centre
Churchill Avenue
Broadmayne
Basildon
SS14 3SG

Parking:
Adjacent to centre but parking cannot be guaranteed.

Brentwood

Address:
Bishops Hill
Rayleigh Road
Hutton
Brentwood
CM13 1BD

Parking:
Adjacent to centre but parking cannot be guaranteed.

Clacton

Address:
St.Osyth Road
Clacton-on-Sea
CO15 3BN

Parking:
Public parking is available adjacent to the centre.

Colchester

ACL Colchester on Wilson Marriage road

Address:
Wilson Marriage
Barrack Street
Colchester
CO1 2LR

Parking:
Limited on-site parking but a car parking space can’t be guaranteed.

Witham

Address:
Spinks Lane
Witham
CM8 1EP

Parking:
Parking is available at this centre.

Additional information

Safety Guidance

In line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, as of 19th July restrictions have now been eased. Although the rules have been relaxed, a careful and measured approach is required for us to ensure a safe return to our centres. Our duty of care to our learners, staff, and visitors remains our highest priority.

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More than just a course

Filling in application form

We are committed to supporting our learners during their studies and throughout their journey with us. With ACL, you don’t just enrol on a course! You gain access to a wide range of resources and support to help you develop your skills in other areas. These opportunities are FREE and can be completed alongside your other course.

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Funding Support

Don’t let money get in the way of your goals. Courses could be free! We offer additional support to help with books, equipment, travel, and childcare – you might not need to dip into your savings to gain qualifications.
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Contact us

If you wish to make a general enquiry or provide feedback on your experience with us, you can contact us using the options below.

If you wish to let us know that you are unable to make a lesson or session please send us an email with your full name, course code and the specific lesson day/time you are unable to attend to acl.absence@essex.gov.uk