Tel: 0333 013 5438

Mon - Thur: 9:00 - 16:30

Fri: 9:00 - 16:00

Sat - Sun: Closed

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Hello. We're a forward thinking work-based training site which offers support and day care for adults with autism and / or learning disabilities. We help our customers lead fulfilling and enjoyable lives through our supportive care and training facilities, providing a friendly environment with a focus on hands on learning.

About us

Here we offer vocational work-based training within our training enterprises which will help build your knowledge, skills and confidence.

Guided by our friendly Support Workers, we'll help you gain valuable work-based experience that will give you opportunity for paid employment in the future. We are a Day Centre which provides ASDAN accreditation, so learning modules receive appropriate reward and recognition.

There are three fully functioning enterprises, two are located within the Day Centre and one at the Moulsham Lodge Community Trust in Great Baddow.

The services teach skills dedicated to the catering, hospitality and horticulture sector.

Experience with our work-based training services will start by meeting one of our Trusted Assessors who will support you to set goals for the future.

We'll work with you on this and help develop a programme to get you there. As you work through our programme you'll be gaining new skills in the horticulture and hospitality industry, working towards your hopes for the future.

Customer J had stopped attending his day sessions due to severe anxiety and depression. We organised one to one support to help him settle back in with ECL and to help with his general confidence in life.

Within a few months he was back to his usual self, and had started to really flourish and see things differently. It was evident that he was work ready and with support he attended an eight-week work placement.

This went so well that he then applied for a year's apprenticeship and was successfully placed into employment which he now thrives in.

This amazing turnaround happened in just six months which is testament to his character and to the support he received.


Prices will depend on the length of your session(s) and the level of support you need. As an example a full day with one of our services would typically start at around £58. Please note that you will be assessed on the levels of support you need.

Find us

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Molrams Lane
Newport House
Great Baddow


  • Parking
  • Café
  • Conference room
  • Garden
  • WiFi
  • Disabled access

Case Studies



Anna O’Connor, 27, started work-experience with Mitie last July and after eight weeks, she was offered an apprenticeship in the post room.

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Since Imogen started work-based training at ECL’s Saffron Walden Wellbeing Hub, her dad Gerard has noticed her confidence has grown, and that she has gained independence in relation to everyday life.

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When ECL customer Kelly Manners, 44, expressed that it was her life-long ambition to work in an office, the team at ECL Highfields offered her a clerical work experience placement.

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