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About this provider

Colchester Institute is a provider of high quality vocational education throughout North Essex and has been delivering apprenticeships for over 40 years. Recently added to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP) as one of the Government's selected providers of high quality apprenticeship training, Colchester Institute was rated Good by Ofsted in February 2016 and was ranked joint seventh across all Further Education colleges nationwide for employer satisfaction in 2015.

Apprenticeships are fast becoming an attractive path to a successful career. The opportunities available to apprentices are endless, including completing a degree through a higher apprenticeship at University Centre Colchester. FE Choices reported that 81% of Colchester Institute apprentices were satisfied with their apprenticeship experience.

What employers are saying

Based on 174 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 36 out of 174 reviews
  • Good 108 out of 174 reviews
  • Poor 25 out of 174 reviews
  • Very poor 5 out of 174 reviews


  • Communication with employers (64)
  • Getting new apprentices started (57)
  • Improving apprentice skills (43)
  • Training facilities (42)
  • Adapting to my needs (38)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (29)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (27)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (27)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (21)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (65)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (64)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (18)
  • Adapting to my needs (17)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (15)
  • Improving apprentice skills (13)
  • Getting new apprentices started (11)
  • Training facilities (9)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (8)

42 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Accounts / Finance Assistant Standard 2 Details
Adult care worker Standard 2 Details
Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Standard 3 Details
Assistant accountant Standard 3 Details
Autocare Technician Standard 2 Details
Business Administrator Standard 3 Details
Carpentry and Joinery Standard 2 Details
Chartered manager degree apprenticeship Standard 6 Details
Chef De Partie Standard 3 Details
Commercial Procurement and Supply Standard 4 Details
Commis chef Standard 2 Details
Customer service practitioner Standard 2 Details
Digital marketer Standard 3 Details
Engineering Technician Standard 3 Details
Event Assistant Standard 3 Details
General Adult Social Care Framework 5 Details
General Welder (Arc Processes) Standard 2 Details
Hair Professional Standard 2 Details
Health Dental Nursing Framework 3 Details
Healthcare support worker Standard 2 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01206 712000

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
Learner satisfaction:
Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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