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Retrain, reskill, or try something new with adult education at EKC Canterbury College.

We promote lifelong learning and are dedicated to help you advance your career or take a new direction.  We offer a range of options for adults, including weekend course, short and part-time courses, and other options for higher education.

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Access to HE

Discover our Access to HE courses, paving the way for your university journey.

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Short and part-time courses

Enhance your skills and knowledge with our Short and Part-Time courses, designed to fit around you and your busy schedule.

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Weekend Courses

Can’t attend College during the week? Make the most of your weekends with our courses that will fit around your lifestyle.
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University Level

You can study degree-level qualifications at Canterbury College, many of which are delivered in partnership with the University of Kent.

How you apply for a course at Canterbury College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our range of adult courses, and find the subject and study program that is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for a course via our website and application system.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to EKC Canterbury College for an interview, where our team will explore your options and get you enrolled on a course.

Financial Support

Did you know we offer different types of financial support? Some of our short and part-time courses may be free to those who are on a low income or are in receipt of an approved benefit.

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Career prospects

Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.
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Book an Open Day to experience our College and discover your options

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“My College experience has been really good and challenging. Being put forward by my lecturers for Higher Education Student of the Year has given me a massive confidence boost.”

Amanda Roberts
BSc Animal Management and Wildlife student
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“The facilities on the Hairdressing course are fantastic; it’s amazing that we get to offer our services to real-life clients. This has given me a real sense of what being a hairdresser is like, and has developed my customer service skills.”

Phillippa Worthington
Hairdressing student
students taking part in a catwalk, showing off what they have made

Adult learners on our art programmes get to show off their work at our annual end of year show in Canterbury City Centre.

Our Textiles students make designs for themselves and clients, and show them off on our Fashion Catwalk during the show.

End of Year Art Show

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.