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EKC Canterbury Junior College

EKC Canterbury Junior College offers an exciting alternative hands-on curriculum for those aged 14-16 specialising in land-based studies.

Applications for September 2024 are now closed.

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Who is Junior College for?

EKC Canterbury Junior College is a provision for learners aged 14 and over who would benefit from an alternative to secondary school education.

It provides an opportunity for students that have a clear direction with their ambition to enter the Landbased industry, with a focus on habitat management and estate skills.

Students who are applying for Junior College must be in Year 9 when they apply.

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A Practical Learning Experience

Students of the Junior College will work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment alongside gaining essential GCSEs in English, Maths and Biology.

English and Maths are a fundamental part of your educational experience and we are dedicated to ensuring you progress with the qualifications you will need for a future career in countryside and wildlife management.

Spring Lane Landscape

Spring Lane Campus

EKC Canterbury Junior College is based at our newly refurbished Spring Lane campus, in a calm, safe, nurturing and supportive environment only a short walk from our main campus.

Our specialist land-based campus is set over 2 hectares with a wide range of facilities including a glass house, polytunnels, orchards and wildlife areas and ponds.

Animal management student picking apples

Career prospects

Conservation Professional
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Conservation professionals are responsible for ensuring that landscapes, habitats and species are protected and enhanced via appropriate management and conservation. They promote public understanding and awareness of the natural environment and help to develop and implement appropriate policies to achieve these objectives.
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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.