Epping Forest College

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Epping Forest College is a popular first choice for students from the Epping Forest district plus neighbouring east and north east London. Situated on the Essex/London border it is a 2 minute walk from Debden tube station on the Central Line.

Combine this with frequent bus connections and ample parking, getting to college couldn't be easier.

The College offers a range of full and part time courses, apprenticeships and professional business training courses.

Specialist facilities include fully equipped construction and motor vehicle area, hair and beauty salons, a TV studio, theatre and dance studios, plus a gym and dedicated art area.

The new campus contains the very latest in IT facilities with computers available in all areas including student break-out areas and learning resource centres.

Epping Forest College is dedicated to putting the student first and has created a stimulating environment where everyone experiences first class learning in an atmosphere of safety and respect.

By understanding the importance of balancing learning with socialising, the college's friendly and supportive staff ensures that students have every opportunity to meet people and make new friends.

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Course Information

Take a look at our website for our full and part time courses.

You can also find more specific information about courses such as entry requirements, assessment and examples of units studied.

Social life

Learning at college is more than just classes.

Epping Forest College understands the importance of a vibrant social life for students on campus.

For those thinking of continuing their education at college in preference to school, they’ll find life very different in an environment where everybody is treated like an adult.

The social side of college allows everyone to have independence, develop their own identity and style and meet new friends from all walks of life.

“Epping Forest has been a great place to study. The teachers were brilliant and I have made some really good friends”

"I have made friends for life. At school I was very shy, now I will talk to anybody"

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Students and staff are enjoying the luxury of learning, socialising and working in a modern purpose-built environment.

Amongst the facilities available to students and staff are:

  • Cafeteria serving a wide range of food plus Coffee ‘Pod’ in the Street plus numerous vending machines
  • The Street – the atrium at the centre of the main building and social area where students can relax or play table tennis, pool etc.
  • Open access IT facilities, Learning Resource Centre and break-out areas
  • Well-equipped gym that is open to all on a regular basis
  • A bespoke Hair & Beauty Lounge which is also open to the public for discounted treatments
  • A large secure car park with swipe-barrier access
  • A theatre and dance studio

The whole campus, including all these facilities, can be experienced by visiting on one of the College’s open days.

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By train: Take the Central Line to Debden – just 2 minutes walk from the College.  (It is 15 minutes on the train from Stratford). 

By bus: The following bus routes have stops either outside the College or a couple of minutes walk away.  Buses are 20;  66; 167; 250; 255; 397; 541; 575; 804 

Post Code for Sat Nav IG10 3SA

By road: The College is a ten minute drive from junction 26 on the M25 and a five minute drive from junction 5 of the M11 (please note there is no southbound exit and no northbound entry at this junction)

Parking: Our new campus has ample parking with disabled and visitor parking to the front of the main building. There is also dedicated cycle and motorcycle parking. If you require special access please contact Reception on 020 8508 8311.


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How to enrol

Complete an appropriate Application Form that can be downloaded from our website, or you can use the Application Form that can be found in the course guides.

Types of Application Forms:

  • For Full time courses
  • For qualification part time courses Route A
  • For part time leisure courses Route B ( you can also enrol over the telephone)

Send your application form to the College. We will let you know as soon as it has arrived. You will then be called in for an interview if appropriate.

At interview you can discuss the course and other options with a qualified teacher.

We will make sure that you are put on the right course.

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Open days

Open Events  

All are welcome to these events - there's no need to book a place.

Our Open Events give you an opportunity to explore our fantastic new building and facilities in your own time. You will also be able to meet tutors and ask questions about the courses.

Staff from our Student Advisory Services and the Learning Support team will also be available to answer your questions and give general advice and guidance. Visit our website to know more about our Open Days.


Learning at EFC

Making the most of the opportunities open to every student is at the heart of the College’s mission.

Teachers, tutors and other support staff are all dedicated to ensuring students achieve their learning goals both at College and with advice and guidance for furthering education and career paths.

Students are expected to work hard and are supported by 1:1 tutorials. Timetables allow periods for relaxation and to socialise between lesson which students are expected to attend on time. The College’s exceptional open-access areas, resource centres and IT facilities allow all students the opportunity of being able to complete all research and course work on campus.

“The dedicated teachers made the course really enjoyable to learn"

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Contact us

You can get in touch with us in a variety of ways.

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