How far is the nearest sixth form, college or university to where I live in Essex? How can I get there, by bus or train? And how much will it cost to get to the sixth form, college or university where I want to study?
This basic guide has the answers! Check out our clickable map below of sixth forms, colleges and HEIs* across Essex.
It will help you make informed choices about where you might like to go for sixth form or college, show you the wide range of places where you can study in Essex, and help you form a clear picture about where they’re located in relation to where you live.
By clicking on some of our recommended websites below, you can also get an idea of how much it might cost to travel to each location and how long it’ll take you to get there from your home.
*HEI = Higher Education Institute (a place where you can study for a degree, such as a university).
How to use the map
- Zoom in or out by using the + and – buttons in the bottom right-hand corner of the map.
- Click on each location pin to discover the name of the institution, and to get a link to their website and travel page (directions) if they have one.
- If an institution doesn’t have a travel page listed, it means their website doesn’t have any additional information on how to get there besides what we have on our map.
- Please contact the sixth form/college/HEI directly to find out more in these cases.
Other useful websites
First Bus Essex: https://www.firstbus.co.uk/essex/
First Bus Essex – School, College and University Ticket Pages: https://www.firstbus.co.uk/essex/tickets/school-college-university-ticket-pages
Advice from our Further Education colleges
- Colchester Institute: Your Next Steps – Enrolment and Welcome Days
- South Essex College: Further Education
- Harlow College: Study Options
- Writtle University College: Further Education and Training Applications
- Chelmsford College: School Leavers