Adult Community Learning Essex

Adult Community Learning Essex is the largest provider of adult education within the county, and aims to provide learners with as many ways to flourish as possible. Learning can be delivered online, via distance learning and in classrooms.

ACL offer a Health Medical and Care programme, with a wide range of Level 2 and Level 3 online courses which can help propel you into a career within the healthcare sector. A full list of available courses can be found here.


Funding support may be available for these courses, depending on household income and previous education.

  • If you are unemployed or earning less than £18,525 annual gross salary – your level 2 or level 3 course could be free
  • If you are aged 19 or over and do not hold a full level 3 qualification – your level 3 course could be free
  • If you are aged 24+ and wish to undertake a course at level 3 or above you could take out a 19+ learning loan. You’ll only repay when your income is over £511 a week or £2,214 a month
  • If your household income is less than £30k per annum you could receive support to help with associated learning costs e.g. books, travel, childcare, laptop and wifi

Funding support may change and be updated without notice.