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Specialist facilities

At MidKent College you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities that reflect the real world of work. We work closely with employers from local industry and business. By finding out what sort of people they’re looking for, we can gear our courses to give you the right skills.

Our tutors have worked in different industries and they know what it’s all about. Combining their professional experience with up-to-date working environments gives you quality education and training that’s just right for today’s world of work. 

Our specialist working environments include: 

State-of-the-art building and engineering craft workshops 

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, and now has modern workshops, a fantastic salon and social zones.


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.

Top-quality motor vehicle engineering and vehicle body repair facilities  

MidKent College's purpose-built motor vehicle workshops include motor vehicle engineering and vehicle body repair facilities of the highest standard.   

Training kitchens and public restaurants 

Our Hospitality and Catering students offer the public the opportunity to enjoy a fine dining experience for an affordable price. You'll be amazed at the high standards of skill and professionalism demonstrated by our aspiring chefs at McLeods Restaurant (Medway). 

Hair & Beauty Salons and Holistic Therapy Clinics, also open to the public 

Our ultra-modern salons and clinics provide our Hair & Beauty students with the optimum opportunity to practice their honed skills on customers. For a very affordable price you can enjoy a range of treatments ranging from hair colouring and tinting to hot stone massages and luxury facials. To find out more about the treatments we provide please check out PURE.

Industry standard dance, drama, music and television studios 

Chart-toppers of the future will receive a head start at MidKent College following the launch of our new state-of-the-art live room in November 2012. The sound proofed facility will provide our talented Music and Music Technology students with the opportunity to use the latest equipment.

State-of-the-art performance theatre

The fantastic College theatre hosts a variety of student shows throughout the year - past productions include Les Mis, Honk! and Cinderella. Performing Arts students benefit from the professional industry experience of their lecturers to produce high-quality productions with amazing costumes and effects at very affordable prices.