Why we're the best!
Learning is for everyone, at every stage in life. And at MidKent College, we've got something for you… whatever your background and whatever you want to achieve.
As one of the largest further education and training providers in the South East, we offer an extensive range of learning and training services.
Whether you want to train for work, gain an academic qualification or learn new skills, MidKent College will be able to help you do it. What's more, you can study at the level that suits you best – from total beginner to advanced learner.
Most of our courses also have a heavy vocational element to them, giving you the vital skills employers are looking for to give you that all-important first step up the career ladder.
From our two centres in Gillingham and Maidstone in Kent, we're well placed to offer learning right in the heart of the county. Both of our sites are close to town centres and near to main motorways, and have good public transport links.
Our sparkling £86 million Medway Campus in Gillingham – which opened in September 2009 – boasts some of the best vocational training facilities in the country as well as its own fine dining restaurant, travel agency, staff and student social zones and more.
The Maidstone Campus on the Oakwood Park complex is also currently undergoing a major redevelopment costing a total of £23m, with work expected to be complete by December 2013.
As part of the rebuild MidKent College has taken ownership of the University for the Creative Arts' former Maidstone campus, which is also based at Oakwood Park, for use as a higher education centre.
MidKent College achieved its best ever success rates during the 2011/12 academic year, with 83% for long courses (4% above the national average) and an overall pass rate of 93%.
But that doesn't mean we'll be taking things easy from now on – far from it. We are constantly striving to achieve bigger and better things for each and every one of our learners, and hope to record even higher results come the end of 2012/13.
We understand that not everyone wants to learn in the traditional full-time way. That's why at MidKent College we offer a whole host of part-time day and evening courses, with a strong emphasis on the vocational skills employers want from their new recruits.
MidKent College is also a lot different from school, with all our learners treated as adults and afforded the respect they deserve. You'll find no nameless teachers or strict dress codes here – just top quality learning from some of the best in the business.
You're not alone at MidKent College. Our Learner Support division offers a superb range of services designed to support you as you're learning, and help you achieve your goals.
MidKent College has been providing top quality education and training in Kent for more than 100 years. We’re well known - and well respected - in this region, and have good links with employers, local authorities and industrial, commercial and educational organisations.