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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 with manikin 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

London Winter Walk raises funds for Diabetes Charity

29 February 2024
Health and Social Care student Scott Jacobs has raised £462 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through the ‘London Winter Walk'.
Scott Jacobs holding up completion sign after his London Winter Walk

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 student studying a skeleton

State-of-the-Art Facilities

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

University Level courses at your local College

On the HND Healthcare Professions’ Support qualification at EKC Canterbury College, you will meet the needs of employers in the healthcare sector.

You will also adapt to a constantly changing world in order to work at a higher level.

This course will enhance your career prospects in the industry or widen your education options, whilst developing yourself as a professional.

Programme Director Jemma-Louisa Hames explains more in the video. You can also learn more and apply via the link below.

Canterbury College outside area

Get Ahead with Higher Education

Access to Higher Education: Combined Sciences

Gain a range of scientific knowledge in different areas in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Access to Higher Education: Healthcare Professions

Explore the knowledge needed to progress onto a range of degrees including nursing, midwifery and healthcare.

Access to HE students working

Access to Higher Education: Social Sciences

Designed to give you the skills, and confidence you need to progress onto a range of degrees including history, law and psychology.

Science students using microscopes

Next level learning

Take your learning to the next level with our T Level in Health, and learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of health occupations.

Grace and Georgina's NHS T Level Experience

Grace Shoubridge and Georgina Moore have been on work placement with the NHS as part of their T Level in Health.

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

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 diverse communities we serve.