Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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Writtle College

Unlock your potential at Writtle College, where education meets excellence for learners aged 16 to 18 and adult learners alike.

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Your future starts here

Our courses offer a gateway to success, blending theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience in specialised fields such as sport, agriculture, horticulture, animal studies, equine studies, conservation and floristry.

For 16 to 18-year-olds, our Level 2 and Level 3 programmes foster personal growth and academic achievement, preparing students for future careers or higher education pathways. With dedicated resource centres and state-of-the-art facilities, we provide a supportive environment for our learners to thrive.

For adult learners seeking career advancement or personal enrichment, our flexible courses accommodate diverse needs and goals. Whether you're pursuing a passion or transitioning to a new career, Writtle College offers the expertise and resources to help you reach your aspirations.

As a further education student, your tuition fees may be paid for you. There's also additional financial support on offer that can help pay for study-related costs. Find out more about funding for college courses.

As part of the ARU family and based at ARU Writtle campus, Writtle College is a vibrant community of learners. Join us, and embark on a journey of discovery and achievement.

Courses at Writtle College

About us

Founded in 1893, we're situated on an open campus in the heart of the Essex countryside. As well as college courses we offer a range of short courses, CPD programmes and apprenticeships.

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Our services for business include short courses and CPD, apprenticeships, and conferencing facilities.

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We offer a range of events for students; and resources for teachers and careers advisers.

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Find out more about term dates, assessment periods and holidays at Writtle College.

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Get in touch

If you'd like to find out more about Writtle College, our courses or services, contact us:

Writtle College
Lordship Road
Essex CM1 3RR
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