Southend Adult Community College (SACC) are Southend Borough Council’s provider of adult education and provides education and training to more than 2,000 learners a year.
What we offer
We provide Community Learning Courses. This means studying part-time to learn a new skill, improve your wellbeing and explore new ideas and activities. We also offer Community Outreach provision and Family Learning in the college as well as in the local community.
You can enrol on accredited courses in English, maths and ICT. We also offer employability courses, vocational qualifications, ESOL courses and industry specific training for adults. For young people (16+) we offer full-time Vocational programmes. In addition, we provide employee training and assessment on the employer’s premises.
We have three activity centres: our main Southchurch Centre, an adult centre at Belfairs Academy in Leigh and a specialist centre for young adults with complex and profound learning difficulties and disabilities in Westcliff.
What Ofsted have to say about SACC
At our last Ofsted inspection SACC was judged for the second time as a good college with outstanding features. Key findings are:
- success rates have improved over the last few years and many are well above national rates
- learners develop good practical, vocational and employability skills. They make good progress in developing these skills
- learners on study programmes do well. The college has made a significant contribution to reducing the number of young people in the borough who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
- staff are particularly effective at finding good work placements for learners on employability programmes. These placements relate directly to learners’ aims and provide good workplace experience
- teachers use their professional skills and knowledge well to help learners relate their studies to the world of work and gain employment or promotion
- staff, at all levels, create good partnerships with a range of agencies. They use these partnerships well to help learners develop a range of useful skills
- leaders work well to create, and monitor the effectiveness of a curriculum that meets the needs of learners and the local community.