Skills Supply – Part 2

The construction sector in Essex relies primarily on the colleges listed for skills training provision. The Federation of Essex Colleges (FEDEC) serves as a collaborative forum for these institutions. FEDEC’s mission is to advance the collective efforts of its member colleges, enhancing their influence on the local, regional, and national economy. Committed to post-16 education, employment, and skill development, FEDEC aims to benefit the county’s population, encompassing businesses, communities, and individuals.

The providers in this sector are, Chelmsford College, Colchester Institute, Harlow College, New City College Epping Campus and South Essex College Group.

The provision covers.

  • T levels
  • Apprenticeships
  • HTQ’s


Institute of Technology
IoTs are designed to bring education providers and employers together to deliver higher technical education across their existing sites.

The South East Institute of Technology (SEIoT) is led by South Essex College with core partners University of East Anglia, Anglia Ruskin University, Canterbury Christchurch University, Harlow College, MidKent College, East Sussex College Group, Chelmsford College and Plumpton College.

Employer partners include DP World (London Gateway), Port of Tilbury, Stansted Airport, Morgan Sindall Construction, Princess Alexandra Hospital Group, Leonardo, Megger Instruments, Chartway Group and Wine GB.

The SEIoT will provide training particularly in higher technical skills and research support for industry, across the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area.

The key industry sectors that will be supported through applied research and skills development include Engineering and Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics, Health Science, Construction and the Built Environment, Horticulture (including viticulture) and Animal Science, and Information and Communication Technology.

The table shows the starters and achievements for apprenticeships in the construction sector for 2021/22 Source Datacube South East 202122 Final Learner Department of Education.