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By: Chelmsford College Posted: 24/09/2020 Share:

Time for a fresh start at this Essex based college

Chelmsford College is still enrolling for this academic year 2020-21

It’s been a funny old year. No doubt people will be asking where you were and what you made of 2020 for years to come.

It’s only human that you might have found this summer - not sitting exams or leaving school as you’d thought you would - to be more than a little bit challenging.

Starting college is quite a pivotal moment as well, without the added drama beforehand. And that’s precisely why it’s time for a reset.

Start your journey

Step into your future with Chelmsford College and begin training for your dream career - it’s not too late to join up for this academic year.

Due to all the changes with education this year, Chelmsford College has started later and kept its enrolment dates open for longer. This means if you currently find yourself in an awkward situation with no set plans, you can get free careers advice, explore your options at the College and still turn things around.

Now is the time to focus on learning practical and transferable skills and gain confidence in what you can offer the world. As the UK and global economy recovers from 2020, you’ll be on track to enter the job market with the qualifications, skills and knowledge needed to get ahead.

You might have thought that you only have a couple of choices from where you are right now - stay on at school to study A Levels or get a job. In reality, you have more options than you think.

What Chelmsford College offers

At Chelmsford College, you can enrol on a study programme in practical subjects, such as business, media, science, construction, childcare and IT; become an apprentice; take a traineeship; join the Work Ready Programme; or even join the Prince’s Trust Achieve course for personal development and employability.

Chelmsford College teaches over 20 courses, from accounting to warehousing with art, catering, electrical, hairdressing, sport, and travel and tourism in between.

In your first term at Chelmsford College, you can expect support to be there when needed. The College has ten dedicated student mentors, two counsellors and regular tutorials each week, so you get individual time in small groups with your fellow students.

The Student Support Team can also help you with financial assistance, emotional wellbeing support, and advice on family or personal issues.

The College appreciates when you enrol you want to be able to focus on your studies and enjoy College life without anything holding you up or getting in your way.

Incorporating online learning

Chelmsford College now incorporates blended learning into all of its programmes, which means your learning won’t be disrupted if the College needs to go virtual for a while.

Making use of online resources means you get an enhanced, interactive experience, and learning can be personalised and flexible, allowing you to demonstrate and present what you’ve learnt in a collaborative online space alongside traditional classroom learning. These skills will be crucial for staying ahead in the future so they’re worth embracing now.

Even though 2020 has thrown us a massive curve ball, now is the time when you can draw a line and start again.

To find out more about Chelmsford College, visit chelmsford.ac.uk. You can also contact the careers team for free advice on 01245 29 30 31 or email careersadvicezone@chelmsford.ac.uk.

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