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Our mission is “to be the best at teaching & learning” and our students achieve world class results.

Situated in the heart of East Kent Canterbury College was established in 1947 and has grown to be one of the largest Further and Higher Education Colleges in the area.

We've created an exciting environment where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can meet, learn and grow. Our brand new state-of-the-art campus combined with excellent academic and student support will help you to achieve your ambitions.

This website contains the main range of courses offered at our Canterbury and Swale campuses. These have been developed in association with local businesses and our partner universities to ensure that you are well prepared to succeed in Higher Education or in your chosen career.

We all want Canterbury College to be a safe and secure place for everyone to work and learn together and have a positive approach to Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity.

For more information on courses and choices at the most exciting East Kent College, please contact the Student Information Centre.

Our students have won national design competitions with London 2012, Paperchase and Keiba, Construction Skills Awards and WorldSkills UK medals in Dance, IT, Graphic Design, Music, Uniformed Services.

Our students are the first in Kent to broadcast a regular radio show on the new look ‘KMFM extra’ radio station.

Why choose Canterbury College?

  • City centre location in Canterbury
  • Industry class equipment, facilities and teaching
  • Flexible hours - to help study and work
  • Excellent Tutorial support
  • Outstanding student achievements
  • High university progression rates
  • Study and have fun in an adult environment
  • Find a job... with our dedicated Jobs Shop - CTR
  • Exceptional advice, guidance and support
  • Hundreds of activities, clubs and trips
  • Best Students’ Union in the UK

State-of-the-art campus

  • Animal Care Centre
  • Art & Design Studios
  • Children’s Centre
  • Coffee Shop
  • Construction Workshops
  • Dance Studios
  • Electrical Workshops
  • Engineering Workshops
  • Floristry Shop
  • Food Hall
  • Commercial Hair & Beauty Salons
  • Gas & Plumbing Centre
  • Learning Resources Centre
  • Motor Vehicle Workshops
  • Performing Arts Theatre
  • Radio & TV Studios
  • Science Labs
  • Sports Hall
  • Stationery Shop
  • Travel Shop
  • Welding Workshops


Want to find a job?

CTR - student job shop can help

Our team of industry professionals at CTR can help with your CV, identify your key skills, match you to live job vacancies, actively seek new opportunities for you and even prepare you for interviews.

Swale Campus

Canterbury College Swale Campus is a satellite of Canterbury College and has been open since 1996. Please visit our section about our Swale Campus.

How to Apply

Please read our Application Page, email our Information Centre or Call 01227 811188.

View our Further Education or Part-time Courses online

International Students please visit our International Pages


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