Welcome to Catten College
Catten College is a private training company, based at the Arena Leisure Centre in Colchester. Established in 1983, we are a family-run business providing both private and funded NVQs in Business & Administration, Childcare, Care, Care Management, Customer Service, Hairdressing, Advice & Guidance, Health & Safety and Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools.
As part of the Hairdressing learning programme, we have a training salon in Colchester open to the public. Our students carry out all services under the guidance and supervision of our experienced hairdressing assessors.
The College delivers apprenticeships to many businesses throughout Essex and Suffolk, including care homes, hair salons, nurseries, schools and others. The College also has private contracts to deliver hairdressing and childcare qualifications to years 10, 11 & 12 to 11 schools in Clacton, Colchester, Frinton and Maldon.
Around 50 other courses, lasting anywhere between a couple of hours and a couple of days are also available. Use the ‘Courses’ link, above, then the ‘Short Courses’ tab, to see full details.
Jess works for Feathers and has been a learner with Catten College since April 2011. Jess: "The Essex Business Awards were held at Cliffs Pavillion in Southend. The evening was a spectacular one - the decor was amazing, the food lovely and the atmosphere was unbelievable." "I won the award for Apprentice of the Year 2012. There were seven other finalists there. I would like to thank everyone at Feathers, where I work, and my tutor at Catten: Clare Mason, for all her help and support - and the hard work she puts in." Congratulations Jess! from everyone at Catten College.Read more
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