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Business, Finance and Travel

Whether you’re passionate about entrepreneurship, eager to become an accountant, or excited about exploring the world, our specialised courses are designed to fuel your ambitions.

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Learn from the professionals

Our courses are designed and taught by lecturers who have previously worked within the industry.

With their expert teaching, extensive links with local employers and the opportunity to take part in relevant industry trips, you will gain the skills needed to develop in the world of business, finance or travel.

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Take part in unique opportunities

Our Travel and Tourism students visit training pools to learn vital sea survival skills and take part in cabin crew training at British Airways’ Global Learning Academy to help prepare them for a career in the industry.


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Prepare for your next steps

All of our courses are designed to help you progress into higher education or your chosen career.

Former students of EKC Canterbury College have progressed into careers in Events, Sales, Human Resources, Air Cabin Crew and Accountancy.

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Izzy and Lexi's NHS T Level Experience

Izzy Davis and Lexi Hopkins have been on work placement with the NHS as part of their T Level in Management and Administration.

Hear from them and the staff they worked with as they share their experience and what they’ve learnt.

Travel students reach for the skies with world-class training

21 March 2024
Travel and Tourism have reached for the skies by taking part in cabin crew training at British Airways' Global Learning Academy. 

How you apply for a course at Canterbury College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our courses online and see the wide range of academic opportunities that are available to you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply through our online application system for the department you are choosing.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to EKC Canterbury College to meet our team, explore our facilities and see which course is right for you.

Career prospects

Marketing and Sales Directors
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Marketing and sales directors plan, organise and direct market research and formulate and implement an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.
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My Experience

Ruby, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

“Since leaving college, I have started working for TUI, where I am a full-time retail travel advisor. I really enjoyed my time at EKC Canterbury College studying Travel and Tourism and I made some amazing memories which I will never forget. I was able to understand and gain knowledge in all parts of the travel industry and being able to achieve D*DD at the end of my course was the most surreal feeling, which I am beyond proud of myself for.

This course has led me to where I am today and I’m already working in my dream job when I only finished College less than a year ago. Having this diploma has given me the ‘stepping stone’ for my career and I look forward to where my life takes me.”

Business Student Emily Butler

“The units that we learn on our course are very varied which I really like, for example air cabin, cruises, tourism and different cultures around the world. We have a lot of practical activities and get to do an industry placement to put our skills to practice in the workplace. I loved going to British Airways and getting to do cabin training in their facilities. I would like to go into Event Management in the future.”

Emily Butler
Level 3 Travel and Tourism
Business Student Nikita Darwin

“It’s great to be able to learn in such a welcoming and friendly environment and my tutors make learning fun. We have lots of practical lessons, and I have developed my business knowledge, especially in my industry placement where I worked at a local employer and improved my customer service and sales skills.”

Nikita Darwin
Level 3 Business
Business Student Chloe Allart-Bennett

“I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do before I came to College but coming here and studying Accounting has been the best decision I’ve made. We are taught very thoroughly by our tutors and I feel I have a great understanding of Accounting practices. We have a lot of resources to aid in our learning and development. I completed work experience at an Accountancy firm which I really enjoyed and has helped me grow in confidence.”

Chloe Allart-Bennett
Level 3 Accounting

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.