The Learning Resource Centre provides students with all the resources they need for their studies along with a quiet and relaxed study spaces.
You will have access to computers installed with software packages and Microsoft Office packages, an all-in-one printer, photo-copier, and scanner, and a wide variety of both physical and online books, CD and DVD resources. There are also quiet study zones and single study tables too.
For term time, it is open Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.30pm and Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm. For the holidays, it is open 9am – 1pm.
You can phone, e-mail, or ask a member of staff in-person.
It is usually 1 hour, but this can be extended if it is not busy.
Every student receives £15 printer credit each term which can be topped up if ever needed – so you do not have to worry. For an A4 black and white print, it is 5p per side. For an A4 coloured print, it is 15p per side. For an A3 black and white print, it is 10p per side. For an A3 coloured print, it is 20p per side.
The maximum amount of books you can loan is 6.
There are short-term loans where you can borrow a book for 1 week, and standard-term loans where you can borrow a book for 4 weeks. (Please note – During current times, all books have been extended).
Yes, for a short-term loan book, it is 40p for each day it is late. For a standard-term loan book, it is 10p for each day it is late.
The Learning Resource Centre is a Food Free Zone, but you can still drink bottled water.
The Assessment Centre gives students a timetabled opportunity to collaborate and work towards the completion of assignments and tasks with the help of their peers and supportive staff, if needed, in a comfortable and productive environment.
This depends on the level of your course, but it can be up to 3 hours a week.
You will have access to computers installed with industry standard software packages such as Adobe, SAGE, and CAD, an all-in-one printer, photo-copier, and scanner, along with having access to the Learning Resource Centre for books, CD and DVD resources.
There are two Assessment Centres on Moulsham Street Campus (room number M115 and M116) and one on Princes Road Campus (room number P127).
The capacity of the M115 Assessment Centre is 75, M116 is 47 and P127 is 60. (Please note – these numbers have changed due to social distancing guidelines).
The Assessment Centre is a Food Free Zone, but you can still drink bottled water.
We require all students to always bring and wear their student card at all times. However, if you forget your student card, you can go to reception to receive a temporary sticker for the day which must be worn at all times.
If you have lost your student card, you can go to reception and buy a replacement for £2.50.
We require all students to always bring and wear their mask when attending college. If you forget your mask, break it, or lose it, there are some available at reception.
Yes, all students who have their own vehicle can have a parking permit. However, we cannot guarantee a parking space and the permit is only valid for the campus car park and not any other nearby roads.
Yes, if your details change (e.g. new address, new number), you can get a form at reception to update these details.
If you won’t be attending college, please contact reception before 10am on 01245 265611 or e-mail email@example.com
Most universities accept a level 3 BTEC, however you will need to contact your chosen university directly.
No, your apprenticeship is full time.
You can study an access course with us which is an entry course for university.
You are unlikely to be in every day, but it depends on your course. Full-time courses are roughly 16 hours a week.
Our dedicated and qualified careers team are on hand to guide you through the various career options available and help you to make informed decisions about your future.
You can drop in to our office at the Moulsham Street campus or call us on 01245 293 031 to book. Appointments can be in person or over the phone. You can also email us at www.careersadvicezone.co.uk.
Yes! Our fully qualified careers team are available to help support you with your next steps and guide you through the range of opportunities available to you.
Yes, of course we can help you. You also need to look at www.gov.uk>student-finance.
Yes, we have various levels of course available for students with extra learning needs.
If you have not achieved a Grade 4/C in Maths and English, you will have to continue to study them alongside your vocational course.
For Maths it is Pearson and for English it is AQA.
This will depend on your entry grades. You need to have achieved a Grade 3/4 to study GCSE. Any lower and you will most likely study Functional skills.
This is not possible, once you have achieved a 4 or higher you will no longer need to study GCSE.
If you have a 4 in English Language or Literature you no longer need to study English, but, if you need language specifically for progression then the college will look to support this in your final year at College.
There is a dedicated exams mailbox where you can e-mail your query at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is an Exams Office on Moulsham Street campus in room M118. For Princes Road campus, it is best to get in touch by e-mail or calling 01245 293084.
We contact students via their college e-mail address only.
Yes, exam concessions are not auto-transferred and you will have to re-apply.
We recommend that you make your tutor aware first, before being redirected to Student Support.
We are monitoring the situation closely and you will be notified in due course.
For Maths it is Pearson and for English it is AQA.
Maths Paper 1 – Thursday 27th May 2021 (9am)
Maths Paper 2 – Monday 7th June 2021 (1.30pm)
Maths Paper 3 – Monday 21st June 2021 (1.30pm)
English paper 1 – Wednesday 26th May 2021 (9am)
English paper 2 – Thursday 10th June 2021 (9am)
(Please note – these are only provisional dates)
Friday 27th August 2021 for students (Maths and English).
There is 1 coffee shop and 1 refectory at Moulsham Street campus, and 1 coffee shop (which is run by students) and 1 all-in-one refectory at Princes Road campus.
The coffee shop opens at 8.00am and closes at 3.30pm on Moulsham Street campus. The student-run coffee shop opens at 8.30am and closes at 2.30pm (serving lunch at 12pm) on Princes Road campus.
The refectories open at 8.00am on both campuses. They close at 2.00pm on Moulsham Street campus and at 3.30pm on Princes Road campus.
Yes, we do accept cash, but due to the current circumstances regarding COVID-19, we strongly encourage the use of the cashless system (e.g. student card and debit cards).
You can upload money onto your student pass via the Intranet and use that to pay for food and drink, or you can tap your debit card.
Yes, we can cater for those requirements. You can pre-order gluten/wheat free food at the start of the day or request something when you would like to eat.
Yes, we do. The products with the vegan stickers on are suitable for vegans.
You can view all the menus on the Intranet. These include the vegetarian, breakfast, meal deal and the gluten/wheat free menu, along with the prices.
You can receive £4 a day onto your student card to spend in the refectory or coffee shop. (Please see Student Support).
Student Support offers a range of services to students, including financial assistance, pastoral care, advice on personal or family problems, travel help, emotional well-being support, and even the smaller things like printing off a timetable.
There is one Student Support office on Moulsham Street campus in room M018 and one office on Princes Road campus in room P124.
You can e-mail Student Support at email@example.com or phone on 01245 265611 (x3317).
We have a lovely and dedicated team at Student Support, including Student Support Officers, Student Mentors, College Counsellors, College Chaplain and Mental Health Advisors.
You can visit the team in-person or you can download an application by visiting – https://www.chelmsford.ac.uk/support/financial-support.asp. Each application is individually assessed.
If you are 20 years old or over, help with childcare costs may be available from the Adult Education Budget or Advanced Learner Support Funds. After qualification, childcare application forms can be obtained from the Student Support Team.
You can complete a request for support form on the Student Intranet (under Student Services).
The money is loaded onto your college ID card and can be used to the college refectory or coffee shop.
You can apply online or by downloading an application form and posting it in, both of which can be found here – https://www.chelmsford.ac.uk/courses/prospectus.asp.
Yes, you can! We would love to welcome you to Chelmsford College, but you can apply to as many places as you wish.
We recommend you apply as soon as possible and before the summer holidays as courses may become full.
You will receive an acknowledgment followed by an e-mail inviting you to a course discussion, either by telephone or Microsoft teams.
A course discussion gives you the opportunity to find out whether the course you have applied for is right for you and allows you to ask questions to a member of academic staff one-on-one. The academic staff will be able to advise you on the full course details too. You may have a course discussion for more than one course but you may only accept ONE offer.
The e-mail will have a week commencing date in which the academic staff will make contact with you.
Unfortunately not – you can pick one vocational pathway and that will be your study programme. You will be able to re-sit your Maths and English as part of your programme if you don’t attain a grade 4 pass.
No we don’t, but we offer qualifications at a similar level.
Yes, of course, as long as you meet the entry requirements for the particular course you are passionate about.
If you are aged between 16-18 years old, you do not pay any tuition fees. However, depending on your course, you may have to purchase materials, kit, or uniform. Details will be available prior to enrolment.
If you are 19 years old or over, it is likely you will have to pay an annual tuition fee. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information.
Our first words will be – don’t panic! We would recommend to still keep your enrolment appointment and to discuss other options available then.
We will write to you in July about the enrolment.
Enrolment is between the day after August GCSE results day and the beginning of September.
We have a few dates in the calendar but keep an eye on the showcase information events under the News and events tab on the website.
Due to current circumstances, tours aren’t possible, but there is a virtual tour on the website.
All entry requirements for the courses can be found on our website - https://www.chelmsford.ac.uk/courses/qualifications.asp.