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Studying at Canterbury College

When you study at the Ofsted Outstanding, EKC Canterbury College, you benefit from expert teaching, a thriving student experience, and excellent student support.

Studying at EKC Canterbury College puts you in the heart of a student city, known for its academic success.

Canterbury College outside area

Discover our College

Our campus is a modern site offering the widest range of programmes in the area.

The campus boasts excellent facilities including a sports centre and gym, workshops, art studios, an animal centre, student spaces, an established learning resource centre and on-site coffee bar and bistro.

With access to professional-standard equipment students get to train with the tools used in industry.

Students walking outside the college

Your student experience

As an EKC Canterbury College student, you gain access to a great student experience alongside your academic studies.

Our students get a wide range of opportunites throughout the academic year, which you can make the most of when you study here.

Student Union event
Explore our Facilities

Our website allows you to explore our facilities and discover videos of our students who share their experience.

How to apply

If you have decided on a course or study programme, find out how to apply for EKC Canterbury College.

Need help and advice?

Our College team are here to support you in a number of ways, such as to help you explore your options.

Our Facilities

Canterbury College’s facilities are available to all students and staff.

The Gas Centre

Canterbury College’s Gas Centre offers an extensive range of BPEC ACS training, assessment and domestic gas courses.

Our new BPEC ACS Gas Training Centre, part of our new £50m College redevelopment, is fully equipped to provide quality gas training and renewable energy training to professionals in Kent and the South East.

It is a legal requirement that an individual operative is Gas Safe Registered (either individually or through a company) and holds valid and relevant ACS Gas training qualifications that are renewable every five years.

Re-assessment is required every 5 years for ACS certification and re-assessment must take place within 12 months.

Contact us to find out more:

Beauty student working

The Canterbury Spa

The Canterbury Spa is the high-street-quality commercial salon at Canterbury College. It offers a range of hair, beauty and nail treatments under the supervision of industry experts.

It is the perfect place to unwind and get that little bit of time just for yourself – without breaking the bank.

Appointments are available throughout term time, but at certain points in the academic year appointments may be unavailable.

Visitors should report to the College’s reception, where they will be directed to the Spa.

We have a large drop-off/pick-up area. Parking is for disabled visitors only, but there is a large public car park a few minutes’ walk away.

Gas engineer working on a boiler
The food hall and some of their items

Food Hall

The Food Hall caters for breakfast and main meals plus a wide range of Hot  Snacks, Fresh Baguettes and Sandwiches.

Student sitting in the refectory

Streetside Coffee Shop

Our Streetside Coffee Shop is open during the day, serving food and hot and cold drinks including a selection of Coffees, Teas and Hot Chocolate.

Our Catering students get to work in Streetside as part of their course, and serve and cook for our student community.

Student’s Union

As a student at Canterbury College, you will be a member of one of the best students’ unions in the country. The Canterbury College Students’ Union represents your voice and is there to ensure your College experience is great.

Student experience officers

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.