course image

Further Education Enrolment

Say hello to your future this September. Enrolment sessions are taking place across our sites from Thursday 22nd August.

There are still places available! View our courses.

Why choose South Essex College?

We bridge the gap between school and university. You’ll have greater independence, and no more uniform for you, unless your course requires this. You can be yourself at college, even if that involves dyeing your hair multi coloured, nobody will mind.

Your safety is our number one priority. In our most recent Ofsted report, inspectors noted ‘Learners feel safe, and are kept safe, in college. They know how to report any concerns.’ With a dedicated student support team to assist those in need, College Guardians to ensure your safety at all times and with a robust barrier entry system you’ll feel safe and looked after.

The thought of joining college can be daunting, but with a student manager and personal tutor to support you and with lots of fun induction activities you’ll be making friends in no time at all.

If this all sounds too good to be true then check out our college myth buster for more reasons to book your college place.

Enrolment dates and times

  • From 22 August
  • Monday – Thursday 09:30 – 17:00 (excluding bank holidays)
  • Friday 09:30 – 16:00
  • Saturday 7th September 10:00 – 14:00
  • Evening enrolment sessions available at our Southend and Thurrock sites from 27 August until 29 August between 17:00 and 18:30

If you are a new applicant or an existing applicant looking to change your allocated time and date, you can turn up to any day and time listed above. No booking is required.


You will need the following to enrol

  • All previous exam results
  • One of the following identification documents:
    • UK/EU Passport OR
    • Birth Certificate OR
    • British Driving Licence (only if you were born in the UK or EU) OR
    • EU ID card OR
    • Non EU Passport showing a valid visa
  • Uniform and consumable fees (if applicable)

Uniform prices: Please see our Uniform Price List for further information.

Important: As part of the offer for some of our Childcare, Healthcare and Counselling courses, it is essential that students complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS). For further information, please read DBS Application Process and Support.

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 16-18 you do not pay any course fees although some course will require you to purchase equipment or uniform.

If you are aged 19+ the following payment options are available:

  • Self-funding?

    If you pay your course fees in full at enrolment you will receive a 10% discount. You will be able to make monthly payments over the duration of your course. If you wish to take advantage of this option you will need to pay the first 10% at enrolment.

  • Applying for a level 3+ student loan?

    You will need to bring evidence of your loan application or confirmation of your loan from Student Finance England. You will have the opportunity to apply for your loan during enrolment if you have not already submitted an application.

  • Eligible to claim a reduced fee?

    You must provide evidence of income or benefits received. Evidence must be valid for the date you enrol with us (fee remission is not guaranteed).

  • Employer is paying your course fee?

    You must provide a sponsorship letter confirming this from your employer at the time of enrolling.

Course fees: Your course fees can be found by using the course finder.

Enrolment stages

Stage 1: Academic Area

At this stage the following will take place:

  • Copies of your qualification certificates will be taken.
  • You will have the chance to speak to our industry experts.
  • Identify if you have met the entry requirements for you chosen course.
  • Complete an enrolment form (LPP).

Stage 2: Additional Learning support

Do you have any support requirements?

Stage 3: Advice Hub

Do you require any assistance with the following?

  • Travel
  • Funding (all 19+ learners must have a fee assessment completed)
  • Careers advice
  • Course advice
  • Course\Consumable Fees (If applicable)
  • Safeguarding

Stage 4: Data Entry

  • Your details will be taken and stored on our secure database.
  • Course/Consumable fees will be taken (if applicable).

Stage 5: ID cards

Photos will be taken and ID cards Issued.

Stage 6: Uniforms

Do you need a uniform for your course? If so uniform details will be taken at this stage.

Uniform prices: Please see our Uniform Price List for further information.

Any questions?

Worried you have made the wrong choice of course? No longer want to stay on at Sixth Form? Do you need to discuss any support requirements or assistance with travel? Don’t despair, we’re here to help. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable advisers on 0345 52 12345, or email

We look forward to welcoming you to South Essex College.