About us

ACL Essex offers a wide range of day time and evening 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 you the chance 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:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Free English and maths
  • GCSEs (English, maths and Biology)
  • Professional qualifications
  • Family learning programmes
  • Courses for people with learning disabilities