Media & Key Facts - Canterbury College, Kent

About Canterbury College

  • Established in 1947, Canterbury College is one of the largest Further and Higher Education Colleges in the South East. It has over 10,000 students who study a wide variety of courses, ranging from GCSEs and vocational programmes to apprenticeships and degrees.
  • In the last ten years, £150 million has been spent on transforming the Canterbury campus into a purpose-built state-of-the-art learning environment, employing 1,000 people and awarded Investors in People accreditation for the past 19 consecutive years.

    Recent awards include:
  • AOC Beacon Award for Student Support Services 2015
  • TES FE Award for Student Support Services 2015
  • NIACE Adult Learners National Award winner 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • NIACE South East Adult Learners Award winners 2013 and 2014
  • Health Service Journal Highly Commended for NHS Apprentices 2013
  • NUS Award Best FE Students’ Union 2010, 2012, 2013
  • NUS Campaign of the Year winner 2013 – Living Wage campaign
  • Learning & Skills Improvement Service Student Union Award 2013
  • SABRE Silver Award for Support of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant 2014
  • KEiBA Award winner – Environmental Sustainability 2013
  • Annual Celebration of Achievement – 90+ student winners every year
  • World Skills UK College – multiple gold medallists
  • Inspire Film Festival Award winners 2012 and 2013
  • Hampton Court Flower Show multiple award winners in Floristry
  • KEiBA Apprentice of the Year highly commended 2013
  • KEiBA Award finalists for our Student Services and Employer Services
  • TES Award finalists for our Student Services and Employer Services

Further information

If you would like further information and photos, please contact press officer Jamie Weir on 01227 811347 or email J.Weir@canterburycollege.ac.uk.