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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 179 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 39 out of 179 reviews
  • Good 109 out of 179 reviews
  • Poor 25 out of 179 reviews
  • Very poor 6 out of 179 reviews


  • Communication with employers (66)
  • Getting new apprentices started (58)
  • Improving apprentice skills (45)
  • Training facilities (43)
  • Adapting to my needs (38)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (30)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (29)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (28)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (21)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (67)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (65)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (19)
  • Adapting to my needs (17)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (15)
  • Getting new apprentices started (13)
  • Improving apprentice skills (13)
  • Training facilities (9)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (8)

42 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Framework 3 Details
Hospitality team member Standard 2 Details
HR Consultant / Partner Standard 5 Details
HR Support Standard 3 Details
Infrastructure technician Standard 3 Details
Installation electrician / maintenance electrician Standard 3 Details
Lead adult care worker Standard 3 Details
Learning and Skills Teacher Standard 5 Details
Learning Mentor Standard 3 Details
Manufacturing Manager (degree) Standard 6 Details
Metal Fabricator Standard 3 Details
Mortgage adviser Standard 3 Details
Network engineer Standard 4 Details
Operational Firefighter Standard 3 Details
Operations / departmental manager Standard 5 Details
Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Standard 3 Details
Professional accounting / taxation technician Standard 4 Details
Property maintenance operative Standard 2 Details
Rail engineering operative Standard 2 Details
Senior financial services customer adviser Standard 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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