South Essex College

South Essex College is the largest technical and vocational education training provider in Essex. With campuses in Southend, Basildon and Thurrock, they cater to over 12,000 students. They are a vital provider of skills development at all levels, for a vibrant, ambitious region. From age 14 upwards, they have courses delivered by industry-trained, professional to suit a variety of needs.

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Case Studies

Check out these stories from South Essex College.

Exciting estate developments at South Essex College

South Essex College is looking to the future with a series of exciting estate developments, which will improve the education offer for young people in the local area.

Callum’s inspirational sport story

A Sport student is excelling at South Essex College after having a heart transplant only three years ago.

Callum Turner is currently a Level 2 Sport student at the College’s Southend Campus and will be progressing on to the Level 3 Football Academy course in September.

Backstage fashion show experience for students

Media Make-Up students from South Essex College had the opportunity to work backstage at the University of East London’s fashion show.

Level 3 Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-up Studies students produced the hair and make-up looks for models who walked the runway at UEL’s graduate degree fashion showcase.

The show took place at the Hackney Showroom in East London. Students prepped their models with the fashion team in the busy backstage area, experiencing a very realistic industry working environment.

Kirsty Pritchard, Hair & Media Make-Up Lecturer, said: “The students worked well under the pressure of backstage life with tutors on hand to help. Students enjoyed seeing their models come down the catwalk with their make-up on, it was fantastic work experience for them.”

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