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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.

We're big

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.

We're local

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, staff and student social zones and more.

The Maidstone Campus on the Oakwood Park complex has undergone a major redevelopment costing a total of £23m showcasing state-of-the-art workshops, new student social zones and more. As part of the rebuild and refurbishment, we proudly opened University Centre Maidstone, providing a valuable higher education and professional training centre for Maidstone.

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.

We're flexible

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.

We're supportive

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.

We're established

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.

Queen’s Anniversary Prize

In 2013 MidKent College won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education following a previous accolade in 1998. Under its subsidiary company MKC Training Services (MKCTS), the College has been recognised for the implementation of high quality, cost-effective training at the Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) at Brompton Barracks in Gillingham.

Kent Further Education

MidKent College is a member of Kent Further Education, the partnership which champions the sector in Kent and Medway. 

Further education is vital to the wellbeing of the local economy and the future prospects of the students and adults who use the local colleges for a diverse range of skills and training opportunities.

Currently more than 50% of all 16-18 year olds in Kent and Medway attend one of the area’s Further Education Colleges.