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Foundation and Inclusive Learning

Ensuring your young person gets the best education and the right support to continue their progression is core to our Group’s approach.

In order to achieve that, we’ve designed a range of courses which ensure your young person develops the skills they need to progress seamlessly through our curriculum offering.

Foundation Learning

Providing students with the essential skills needed to prepare them for their next steps.

Inclusive Learning

Providing personalised education and support to students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Teaching Principles

After we’ve reviewed their needs, we’re committed to providing an appropriate level of support for your young person.

We’ll draw information from their Education, Health and Care Plan, and other sources, to ensure the necessary support is put in place.

We use the RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) structure for all of our life skills programmes, with a baseline assessment to evidence your young person’s development.

This is a personalised approach to learning to prepare your young person for adulthood.

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Students are able to experience college life whilst building confidence and gaining the skills and qualifications required for their progression.

This enables them to gain a better understanding of the expectations and options open to them.

Students are able to experience a wide range of our vocational areas in small groups, including but not limited to; Catering, Construction; Music and Performing Arts and Creative and Design.


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Accessibility Statement

Our aim is to support students to learn the skills to manage personal challenges and to enable students to have greater independence in their learning and personal lives.

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How you apply for a course at Canterbury College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Have a look at our courses online and see which of them suits your needs.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply via our website and application portal. (If you have an EHCP, the application process may vary.)

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to EKC Canterbury College and meet our team, who are there to fit around your needs and give you support.

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.

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.