Advice & Guidance

The Student Information Centre - here to advise you

Our Student Information Centre provides a range of free, fair and confidential services for students, staff and the public. They are here to help you make choices which are right for you.

Student Information Centre services include:

Opening Times

During term time we are open:

Mon 0845-1700
Tue 0845-1700
Wed 0845-1700
Thu 0845-1700
Fri 0845-1630

Please contact us for out of term opening hours.

The Student Information Centre holds the Matrix Quality Standard for information, advice and guidance and has also been awarded a Beacon Award for Student Support

You can contact us via email ( or phone (01227 811188).

Although Canterbury College will no longer offer A levels, our industry-recognised vocational courses still provide many routes for our students to go on to university or go into a job. Alternatively, please consult the UCAS Progress website for further options here.

Useful Links:

Statement of Service

This describes our services in full detail. Read our Statement of Service here.

Course Finder

If, like many people, you are undecided on the course path that you should take, please try our easy interactive test and find some general ideas to get you started.

Children in Care

Visit our Facebook page for Children in Care to find useful information for young people, parents and carers

KCC 16+ Travel Card

Information about KCC’s 16+ bus travel scheme for Further Education students can be found here

Applications for KCC 16+ Travel Cards should be made directly to Canterbury College Funding Team. Please include a passport sized photo and a cheque for £400 payable to Canterbury College with your application. On receipt we will forward your application to KCC for processing.

If the costs of travel are a concern, you may be eligible for support through College Learning Allowance. Contact the Funding Team for more information

College Learning Allowance (CLA)

Need help with travel or other costs? Contact us about support through our CLA fund. Email

Download CLA application here

Please click here to read about student finance at the college.

CLA Eligibility Helper

Unsure if you meet the financial eligibility threshold for CLA support? The link below can help you make a quick calculation of your household income.

Please use this as a guide only. You still need to complete an application form and provide evidence of income.

16-19 Guaranteed Bursary

You may be eligible for a Guaranteed Bursary of up to £1,200 if you're not 19 until 1st August 2017 and you meet one of the following criteria:

Download an application to get started if you attend Canterbury College or Sheppey College.


Please click here to learn about support with Safeguarding or to report a concern

We welcome your feedback

If you have used any of the services available from the Student Information Centre, we’d like to hear from you. Please use the Feedback Form below to send us your comments. All feedback is confidential and will be used to improve our service

Awards & Accreditations

Beacon award winnerMatrix Accreditations