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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

Our Hospitality and Catering students use industry standard equipment to develop all of the key skills needed to become a chef in a range of different restaurants.

Hair & Beauty salons

Our ultra-modern salons and clinics provide our Hair & Beauty students with the optimum opportunity to practice their skills on clients.

Industry standard dance, drama, music and television studios 

Chart-toppers of the future will receive a head start at MidKent College in our state-of-the-art live room. 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.


Choose to study one of our brand-new Esports programmes and you'll use state-of-the-art gaming PCs as well as use our soundproofed shoutcasting studio!

Photography studio

Love all things photography? Our amazing Maidstone Campus studio boasts all of the industry equipment needed to transform students into pros! You'll use a combination of props, backdrops, lighting and furniture to develop your artistic skills in a range of different genres.

Health and Childcare facilities

Our Health and Childcare students have access to a range of different equipment to replicate real-life scenarios from hospital beds to light sensory rooms.

Anatomage tables

Our anatomage tables provide Applied Science and Healthcare students with a fully-interactive 3D anatomy visualisation and virtual dissection tool. You'll be able to see everything from the skeleton to ligaments and muscles, as well as the nervous system.

Industry aircraft cabin

Our Travel & Tourism students at the Maidstone Campus will be able to ace their practical skills with our new aircraft cabin! Complete with seating, overhead lockers, safety equipment and communication systems, you'll gain the key skills the airlines are looking for in cabin crew!