18 Army Education Centre

By SPP Reporter

Colchester Garrison, Colchester
Colchester Garrison, Colchester

Gleig House, Merville Barracks, Colchester CO2 7SW.

Tel Civ: 01206 815988 Mil: 94660 5988


18 Army Education Centre encourages service personnel, their dependants and the wider defence community to use the huge range of facilities provided by the centre. As well as officer and soldier career development courses such as CLM and JOLP, our impressive computing facilities allow soldiers and their dependants to complete e-learning courses in subjects ranging from IT and languages to the Official Theory Test for Car Drivers and various management courses.

If we are unable to provide the education or personal development course you are looking for, we can point you towards the other further education establishments in the local area, and ensure that you are aware of any educational grants that you can claim to help pay for these courses.

Dependants can also keep in touch with those soldiers serving on operations using our free email facilities and why not stop by our well-stocked library to browse through the magazines, books and videos that adorn the shelves? We hope to provide additional opportunities for courses to dependants whilst units are deployed on operations and a friendly welcome awaits all who visit 18 Army Education Centre.

18 Army Education Facilities
Army Learning Centre

The ALC provides a wide range of on-line Learndirect courses. This includes Home and Office IT, Business Management, Skills for Life and we also provide a drop-in internet surfing facility.

Contact Sarah Brown, Colchester Mil: 94660 5272 Civ: 01206 815272

Maths & English

We offer a wide range of Maths and English support from tutor-led courses, computer based on-line courses, dropin workshops and one-to-one. This includes Functional Skills courses, dyslexia advice, guidance and support, refresher courses for promotion, study skills and essay writing and support for those who speak English as a second language.

Contact Traci Norrie-Shipp, Colchester Mil: 94660 5993 Civ: 01206 815993

Army Library & Information Service

The ALIS provides a wide range of information. This includes military books, non-fiction & reference books, magazines and journals, current affairs material, cultural information packs, study and travel guides, language DVDs, video & audio CDs, driving theory test, resettlement material and internet access.

Contact: Colchester Mil: 94660 5269 Civ: 01206 815269

Royal Artillery Centre for Personal Development

We offer tutor led L1 ITQ and L2 ITQ courses, ECDL L3 ITQ and touch typing E type courses

Contact: Denise Mark Colchester Mil: 94660 5393 Civ: 01206 815393

Resettlement and Career Transition Partnership

Aimed at serving personnel, our IERO can offer a variety of resettlement and personal development advice including information on Standard Learning Credits and Enhanced Learning Credits. Our CTP consultant can offer advice on job finding, organised job fairs, guidance on personal resettlement plans, CV writing and interview skills and links with local and national employers.

Contact: Major Paul Hargreaves Colchester Mil: 94660 5991 (IERO) Civ: 01206 815991/815267

Heather Disberry Colchester Mil: 94660 5273 (CTP Consultant) Civ: 01206 815273

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