Courses for school leavers
Further Education

South Essex College provides a broad range of vocational and academic courses for 16-18 year-olds, including A-levels, BTEC Certificates, NVQs and Diplomas.

We offer over 500 learning opportunities that will set you on the road to a career in a variety of industries such as travel and tourism, art and design, science and animal care, performing arts, hospitality and catering and many more. We will also prepare you for further higher study.

At South Essex College there is something for everyone, whatever your future ambitions are.


Why choose us?

  • Our latest Ofsted inspection in August 2017 rated us as good
  • The majority of our vocational courses offer UCAS points, just like A-levels. This will allow you to specialise in your chosen area of study earlier to enable you to progress to a degree
  • Leaving school and going to college will help you to become more independent in preparation for going to university

We believe that everyone, no matter what age, should benefit from first-class education and training that will help you develop the skills and confidence you need to realise your full potential.


You can browse our full range of Further Education courses by selecting a subject interest below.