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Health, Care and Science

Gain the skills, knowledge and qualifications you need to start a career in health, care or science.

Health and Social Care students working in medical simulation suite

Learn from highly qualified tutors

Our tutors have professional experience and are specialists in a wide variety of scientific areas including biomedical science, biological science, analytical chemistry, forensics and pharmaceuticals, allowing you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to progress into the health, care or science industry.

Student working in health simulation suite

Industry Links

Whether it is hearing from a range of professional guest speakers, completing industry placements, or even visiting top-class facilities, when you study with us you will be able to take advantage of our range of excellent industry links and gain practical experience in the workplace.

Our dedicated Industry Liaison Officers are there to help you find placements and develop your employability skills within the sector.

Science students using microscopes

State-of-the-art facilities and equipment

Develop your skills with our industry-standard equipment and facilities.

Our students have access to state-of-the-art medical simulation suites to help you gain hands-on experience and prepare you for work in the health and care industry.

We have fully-equipped science laboratories with technology and equipment that will allow you to conduct research and experiments.

Health and Social Care students working with manikin in medical simulation suite

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.

Career prospects

Social workers
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.
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Health and Social Care student Toby

“I am doing my industry placement at a care home and I am really enjoying the experience. I have a lot of responsibility and I feel that my Health and Social Care course has equipped me with the skills I need. I have been offered a place to study Mental Health Nursing at university.”

Toby Stanley
Health and Social Care student
Health and Social Care student Natsai

“There is so much support provided by our tutors and learning resources. I am doing a work placement at a care company, which I really enjoy and I am able to transfer the skills I have learnt in my lessons to the workplace when caring for people. I have applied to study Adult Nursing at university after College.”

Natsai Muyeye
Health and Social Care student

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 communities we serve.