Welcome to Southend Adult Community College website.

We are the home of learning for all residents of Southend City. At SACC we offer a large range of both community-based courses such as pottery to accredited courses such as English & Maths to help you develop new skills and expand your job opportunities.

As the ‘Community’ college in Southend we serve a wide and diverse set of learners. From those returning to education after an absence to those looking to advance their skills and building on the skills they already have.

Our learning delivery is both classroom based, online and blended learning to cater and give opportunity to all learners no matter what their circumstances may be.

The college boasts to having one of the best qualified and experienced teaching staff in the city who deliver top results year after year with many of our learners progressing onto further study and great employment opportunities.

Everyone is welcome and the staff make sure this is a safe place to learn with others.

Our Independent Living & Skills Academy at Southchuch and Westcliff is our dedicated campuses for adults with special educational needs and disabilities.  We also offer Study Programmes to 16-19-year olds in areas such as Health & Social Care, Sport, Catering and Media.  We also teach many adults to upskill their Maths & English and we help speakers of other languages into local employment or further education.

The Digital Skills Academy is based at our Belfairs campus offering a range of digital courses for our young people and business owners looking to move into the world of digital and artificial intelligence.

Our experienced and qualified staff can help you choose the right course, as well as providing careers advice, support with technology and financial help if you need it. Please telephone us and ask to speak to our great Learners Services Team who will be happy to help you.

Whatever your starting point and whatever you are setting out to achieve, we are here for you. The staff and I look forward to warmly welcoming you to Southend Adult Community College – your local home of learning.

Stuart Wesselby


Southend Adult Community College – rated GOOD by Ofsted.