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ACL Essex in Colchester welcomed learners through its doors at open day

22 Sep ACL Essex in Colchester welcomed learners through its doors at open day

Hordes of adult learners flocked through the doors of ACL Essex (Adult Community Learning) in Colchester at the Wilson Marriage centre for its latest open day.

The centre held its first face-to-face open event since before lockdown and was keen to showcase their latest range of courses. Katherine Burns, Principal, ACL Essex, explains: “ The open event gave people the opportunity to talk to staff about their career ambitions, learning goals, and support they require reaching them. Not only did the conversations involve the courses on offer, but they were around people seeking advice and support from our teams, discussing problems that they or people they know were facing.”

She added: “It was wonderful to see ACL Essex’s inspiring and compassionate team supporting those interested in taking the next steps back in or continuing their journey into adult education.”

Places on courses are still available. ACL centres offer a wide range of qualifications and skills, plus apprenticeships and professional learning, as well as core subjects, such as English, Maths, Science and digital. There’s also supported learning for people with learning difficulties, creative and cultural learning, mental health and wellbeing, plus community and family learning.