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Colchester Institute is a provider of high quality vocational education throughout north Essex. Originally starting as the Colchester School of Art in 1885, Colchester Institute is regionally recognised for art, catering, engineering and music facilities.  It is an Ofsted ‘Good’ college and is highly renowned in the Creative Arts for producing strong and well-equipped alumni students, where 89% of our degree students are in work or further study after six months of graduating.