About us

Welcome to ACL Essex. We offer a range of adult learning courses to help you improve your job prospects, learn a new skill or simply inspire you. Some of our courses lead to qualifications, some don't but they all give Essex residents the opportunity to learn something new.

Come on your own or come with your friends. We have popular courses like pottery, languages and cake decorating. We also offer qualifications in accountancy, law, beauty, bookkeeping and more. If you missed out at school or want to change career, we have a range of courses up to and including GCSE and can help you access higher education options , including university.

ACL supports Essex residents and businesses by providing the following:

  • Pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships
  • Free English, maths and functional skills
  • GCSEs (English, maths and science)
  • Study programmes (16-18) years
  • Professional qualifications
  • Family learning programmes
  • Courses for people with learning disabilities

We offer a high quality learning experience for all learners, tailored to local needs.

We collaborate with local partners and ensure that our understanding of market needs is current, to ensure we deliver best provision for residents and businesses.