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Provider information

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.

Training options:

  • day release
  • block release
  • at your location

Achievement rates:

National average


What employers are saying

Based on 165 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

Overall rating from October 2018 to now







Very poor:



  • Communication with employers (63)
  • Getting new apprentices started (56)
  • Improving apprentice skills (42)
  • Training facilities (42)
  • Adapting to my needs (36)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (29)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (27)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (24)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (21)

Things to improve:

  • Communication with employers (63)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (62)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (17)
  • Adapting to my needs (15)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (14)
  • Improving apprentice skills (13)
  • Getting new apprentices started (11)
  • Training facilities (9)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (8)

Employer satisfaction:


Learner satisfaction:


Source: FE Choices

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