Start the Conversation lunchtime events

Join us at one of these free lunchtime events. You’ll be able to talk to us about the opportunities available to you, from Mental Health to Employability.

You can also join us for an informal chat and light refreshments! No need to book.


Dates & times

Monday 14th March

Clacton ACL

  • 12pm – 1pm

Rayleigh ACL

  • 12pm – 1pm

Tuesday 15th March

Braintree Library

  • 12pm – 1pm

Wednesday 16th March 

Colchester Library

  • 12pm – 1pm

Chelmsford Library

  • 12pm – 1pm

Thursday 17th March

Maldon ACL

  • 12pm – 1pm

Friday 18th March

Witham Library

  • 12pm – 1pm

Find your local event!

 ACL Clacton

St.Osyth Road
CO15 3BN

Public parking is available adjacent to the centre.

 ACL Maldon

ACL Maldon building

White Horse Lane

Parking is limited, a public car park is adjacent.

 ACL Rayleigh

ACL Rayleigh library

132/4 High Street

There is no parking at this venue. A car park is available in the town centre.

Essex Libraries

  • Braintree
  • Colchester
  • Chelmsford
  • Witham

Additional information

Community & Family Learning

Bringing families together.

  • Connect with others in a safe environment
  • Free learning and support for your family
  • Share a love for learning as a family

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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

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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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