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:
- Course advice & guidance
- Financial support with travel & other costs
- Personal advice
- Careers advice
- Advice about progression to university
- Support for children in care & care leavers
During term time we are open:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Statement of Service
This describes our services in full detail. Read our Statement of Service here.
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 Kent County Council’s 16+ bus travel scheme for students can be found here. If the cost of travel is a concern, you may be eligible for the College Learning Allowance (see below).
Important information about KCC 16+ travel cards
This year, as in the past, we were expecting to support students age 16-18 who require help with bus travel by obtaining KCC 16+ travel cards for their use.
Unfortunately KCC Travel Cards can no longer be obtained by us on an college-wide basis.
The College remains committed to supporting our students so if you require assistance with travel you should still apply for Student Financial Support using the forms available from our website.
If your application has been successful we will support your bus travel by issuing you with Stagecoach Megarider passes on a weekly basis.
Stagecoach Megarider weekly passes can be used for 7 days unlimited bus travel throughout Kent. Students will be able to collect their weekly Megariders from Monday 3 September on days and times to be advised.
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:
- in care
- a care leaver
- in receipt of Income Support/Universal Credit
- in receipt of Employment Support Allowance/Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payments
Download an application to get started if you attend Canterbury 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