Partner colleges

You may be able to study on a University of Kent course at one of our Partner colleges. Courses are validated by the University of Kent, and are taught in the college by college tutors. The qualifications are awarded by the University of Kent, which has overall responsibility for the academic level and quality of the course.

Canterbury College (EKC Group)

Canterbury College is located across the city from the University’s Canterbury campus. The College is part of the EKC group, one of the largest providers of academic and vocational studies in the country. It has also just completed a major campus redevelopment project that includes a sports centre and excellent resources for Higher Education students.

The College offers a range of higher education awards at its site in Canterbury which are franchised by the University of Kent.  These include top-up Honours degrees as follows:

Course title UCAS code
Public Services Management (top-up) - BA (Hons) L433:C
Animal Sciences (top-up) - BSc (Hons) D390:C
Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation (top-up) - BSc (Hons) CD34:C

Applicants for these programmes need to have achieved 240 credits (or equivalent) from a Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject.  Queries about this should be directed to the college.

Canterbury College also offers Kent-validated awards in animal biology and wildlife conservation, animal science, public services and visual arts. 


Clearing telephone number: 01227 811111


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West Kent and Ashford College

West Kent and Ashford College has modern campuses in Tonbridge and Ashford.  With dedicated facilities for higher education students, the College has approximately 350 students on high quality university level programmes and prides itself on offering qualifications that are professionally relevant and career-focused.

The college runs a Kent franchised part-time HNC in Construction at its Ashford Campus. 

The college also offers the following programmes at Tonbridge in partnership with Kent:

Course title UCAS code
Graphic Design - HND 012W:W
Graphic Design (top-up) - BA (Hons) W210:W
Fashion and Textiles - FdA W233:W
Fashion and Textiles (top-up) - BA (Hons) W234:W
Fine Art Practice - FdA W104:W
Fine Art (top-up) - BA (Hons) W101:W
Photography - HND 046W:W
Photography (top-up) - BA (Hons) W640:W


Clearing telephone number: 01732 372889



Mid Kent College

Mid Kent is recruiting to three University of Kent programmes for 2019 all of which are run in Maidstone and are part time or full time:

Course title  
Construction (top-up) - BSc (Hons)  
Civil Engineering (top-up) - BSc (Hons)  
Building Services Engineering (top-up) - B.Eng  


These are validated programmes so please direct any enquiries to the college.

Telephone: 01634 402020



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