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English, ESOL and Maths

Gain essential skills and qualifications in English and Maths for work and everyday life with our range of courses.

Our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses aim to improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills relating to the English language.

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Learn in a supportive environment

Develop your skills in a friendly environment with dedicated, supportive teachers who will give you the confidence to succeed and gain the essential qualifications you need to advance in your career.

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English and Maths for Adults

Our part-time English and Maths courses are designed for adults and will give you skills and qualifications to improve your employment prospects and further study opportunities.

These courses are free to those aged 19+ that have not previously achieved a GCSE grade A*-C / grade 4 or higher.

All learners will complete an initial assessment prior to enrolment to ensure course suitability.

ESOL Courses

We offer full-time English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses for those aged 16-18 years old, from Entry Level to Level 1, and part-time courses for adults.

Our courses will help you to learn English for work, study and everyday life.

You will be taught by TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified teachers and develop English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Full-time ESOL Programmes

Give back to the community

Our full-time ESOL students take part in social action projects to give back to the local community.

Previously, students have helped with conservation work at Hambrook Marshes and taken part in a beach clean.

Develop your IT skills

Students learn computer skills including keyboard and mouse control, touch typing, word processing and presentation skills to boost employability.

Take part in unique opportunities

You have the opportunity to learn new skills including first aid and participate in cultural trips to places such as Canterbury Cathedral.

How you apply for a course at Canterbury College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our subject areas, and see which of our courses is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for your chosen course via our website.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to an interview here at EKC Canterbury College, where you can meet our team and enrol onto one of our courses.

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.