Contact

The Professional Training Centre,
Sheepen House,
Sheepen Road,
Colchester,
Essex
CO3 3LL

Telephone: 01206 712727
Fax: 01206 563351
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Opening Times:
Monday -Thursday 08.15 – 17.00
Friday 08.30 – 16.30

The Professional Training Centre (PTC) is conveniently located in the North of Colchester, within easy reach of the A12. It is situated on the Colchester Institute Campus, Sheepen Road, which runs off Colne Bank Avenue (The Avenue of Remembrance), and West Way.

By Rail
The Professional Training Centre is a 10 minute walk away from Colchester’s North Station. This is on a direct line from London Liverpool Street (50 minutes), Norwich (one hour) and Ipswich (19 minutes). There is a taxi rank located outside the station.

By Car
If travelling on the A12 via Chelmsford in a northerly direction, take the A134 exit sign-posted for Colchester Central. At the roundabout take the second exit and at the next roundabout take the third exit onto Westway. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit onto Sheepen Road and the PTC is the first turning on the left past the retail park.

If travelling south from the Ipswich direction on the A12, take the A1232 exit, go straight over the next two roundabouts, down Ipswich Road to a further roundabout. Take the third exit onto Cowdray Avenue. Go through the traffic lights, over one more roundabout and then at the second roundabout take the first exit onto Westway and at the next roundabout take the fourth exit into Sheepen Road, as above.

By Bus
There is a frequent bus service which runs from North Station to The Professional Training Centre. For further information on local bus routes click here.

On Foot
Centrally located, the PTC is a 10 minute walk away from the station and the town centre.

Car parking
Limited on-site parking is available in the student car park. A permit system along with daily charges is applicable, but there is no guarantee of a parking space. There are several public car parks close to the College.

For more information on these car parks please visit Colchester Borough Council’s website.