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About us

Part of East Kent Colleges Group’s family, EKC Canterbury College offers the widest range of study options in the area. Learn more about our College.

Our College has a rich and diverse student population and our vision is to provide an inspiring learning environment for all learners of any age.

Our community goes beyond the City of Canterbury with 4,500 students traveling from all parts of East Kent to study technical and vocational education to work towards achieving their ambitions.

As a student, you will be part of a buzzing campus within walking distance of Canterbury’s city centre, where you can build your confidence, learn new skills and prepare for employment or university.

We have the widest range of programmes in the area, allowing you to specialise in a subject you enjoy while our professional-standard equipment and facilities allow you to train with the tools used in industry.

Our tutors are industry experts and will teach you the skills and knowledge employers look for. Strong industry links will enable you to take your learning outside of the classroom through providing industry placement opportunities.

If your plan is to go on and study further at a university our lecturers and support staff can help you prepare your personal statement, get you ready for interviews, help plan your finances and decide which university is best for you. In areas such as Animal Science and Visual Arts you can even stay on at EKC Canterbury College and study all the way to a degree. In Health and Social Care you can study up to level 5 and get an HND. 

Whether you are coming from school or are an adult wanting to retrain, EKC Canterbury College look forward to providing you with many opportunities for your next step.

Have a look through our website to find a course that interests you. Drop in to see us at an Open Day to find out more or apply online.

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Our Leadership

Our senior leadership team are committed to ensuring outstanding outcomes for learners, developing the economic and social prosperity of our local community and ensuring EKC Canterbury College is a prestigious, high-quality place to work.

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Local College Board

Local College Boards are an integral part of EKC Group Governance Structure. These ensure our Colleges connect and deliver more fully for their localities, firmly embedding them within the community.

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Work with us

Want to work with our Outstanding College? Find our current vacancies.

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.