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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 80 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 18 out of 80 reviews
  • Good 45 out of 80 reviews
  • Poor 16 out of 80 reviews
  • Very poor 1 out of 80 reviews


  • Getting new apprentices started (32)
  • Communication with employers (29)
  • Improving apprentice skills (21)
  • Adapting to my needs (19)
  • Training facilities (18)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (13)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (12)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (12)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (8)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (32)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (30)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (10)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (8)
  • Adapting to my needs (7)
  • Improving apprentice skills (7)
  • Getting new apprentices started (6)
  • Training facilities (3)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (3)

67 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Adult care worker Standard 2 Details
Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Standard 3 Details
Air Conditioning Framework 2 Details
Assistant accountant Standard 3 Details
Autocare Technician Standard 2 Details
Body Refinishing Framework 2 Details
Body Refinishing Framework 3 Details
Body Repair Framework 2 Details
Body Repair Framework 3 Details
Built Environment and Design Framework 3 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
Children and Young People's Workforce Framework 2 Details
Commercial Procurement and Supply Standard 4 Details
Commis chef Standard 2 Details
Construction Operations Framework 2 Details
Construction Site Supervision Framework 4 Details
Creative and Digital Media Framework 3 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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