We have an extensive range of facilities available to our students, which have been modernised and brought up-to-date with the latest technologies and comforts.
Offered across both main campuses - Moulsham Street and Princes Road - there is a Refectory, Internet Cafe, Learning Centre, Assessment Centre and Tutorial Centre. With a Copyshop, Sports Centre, Skills Development Centre and Hub at Moulsham Street and a Learning Centre at Rainsford Road.
Everyone is given access to the College Intranet and has an email account allocated to them to keep up-to-date with everything that is happening within Chelmsford College Group.
The new purpose built Assessment Centres at Moulsham Street and Princes Road campuses have created the ideal opportunity to work in a comfortable environment and complete those pressing assignments and tasks.
The new purpose built areas support students and are intended to allow easy access to resources including the Learning Centres, PCs and support from helpful and knowledgeable staff, all in a relaxed yet productive environment.
Assessment Centre timetables are full, responding to the growing expectation raised by students of more pcs and time to process their assignments.
This allows the students time to work independently, providing a unique opportunity to make progress towards targets and ultimately reach their full potential.
In addition to purchasing food and drink with cash, you can also use your College Membership Card. This is a smart card that replaces cash and will be issued to you when you enrol on a course
The card holds a 'purse' of money that can be used in the refectories. You put value on the card by using a machine, sited near the refectories, or through an online webloader.
If problems arise with your card please contact the IT Helpdesk. If the problem relates to value not appearing on the card, then you should report this to the Finance Office (with forms available at Reception).
PLEASE NOTE: The webloader is currently unavailable.
We are able to take student credit payments over the phone whilst our online service is not available.
College Intranet and Email
The College Intranet is available to both students and staff. It provides a versatile communication tool to help facilitate interaction within the College between curriculum staff, support staff and students.
It also contains a wealth of information about the College and its associated resources and facilities, as well as useful tools to help students and staff develop and expand their knowledge.
The College email system is a widely used method of communication for students and staff. Students will be issued with their log-in ID on enrolment, which gives them automatic access to their email account.
The Copyshop is situated on the Moulsham Street campus. It contains two high volume colour machines and one high volume mono machine, as well as a wide format printer on which students are able to print high quality posters. There is also a good range of finishing options including lamination and binding.
The Copyshop can print from hardcopy, email attachments, CDs, memory sticks or flash cards, in both colour and black and white.
Only recycled or paper sourced from suppliers with a sustainable forestry programme is used. Copyshop staff are on hand to advise with all aspects of the facility.
Dovedale Sports Centre
During core hours, the College has use of Dovedale Sports Centre, which is situated on the Moulsham Street campus. It is open for use during break and lunch times and the gym is free to use.
Facilities available at Dovedale Sports Centre include a multi-purpose hall, fitness room, dance studio and squash courts.
Sport equipment is available for use on receipt of a refundable deposit. All students are welcome.
The College is a member of the Mid-Essex School Sports Association (MESSA) and South East Essex Sports Association (SESSA) and runs teams in both leagues in various sports.
The British Colleges Sport Association holds tournaments for the Eastern Region in the following sports for men and women:
- Badminton - singles and doubles
- Cross Country
- LDD Football
- Rugby 7s
- Table Tennis
Chelmsford College can participate in all of these if there is sufficient interest from students. Winners of regional competitions go on to the national finals.
For further information please contact the Sports Office (extension 3318 or 3081).
You are encouraged to make full use of the facilities, whether for recreational activities or serious sport, beginner or expert.
Eating at the College
The College has a refectory and a coffee bar at both main campuses - Moulsham Street and Princes Road. The refectories are open Monday - Friday from 8.30am serving snacks, breakfasts, cooked meals, made to order sandwiches, pasta bar, self-service salad bar and beverages.
A special daily lunch menu offers a variety of set dishes and special dietary requirements can be catered for.
Various drinks and snacks are also available from the vending machines at all three campuses.
Skills Development Centre
The Skills Development Centre exists to help students to achieve their potential. It offers access to a range of excellent online resources, including specialist software.
It enables students to improve the essential skills of English, Maths and IT, in order to progress through their course.
Support and advice is available from a team of specialist staff who are there to help students make the most of their learning, including dyslexia support.
A Skills Development Centre exists on both main campuses - Moulsham Street and Princes Road.
In the summer of 2014, two new Tutorial Centres were created at the Moulsham Street and Princes Road campuses. Within these Centres are a dedicated team of Learning Coaches.
Learning Coaches deliver the tutorial programme which is specifically tailored to develop study and independent learning skills, employability skills and to enable progression to other FE or HE courses.
The Centres are fully equipped with computers and iPads, and offer a range of comfortable working environments. Other student support services, such as the Attendance Intervention Officers and Student Finance can also be found within these Tutorial Centres.