Partner colleges

The University has three Partner Further Education Colleges with whom it works closely, firstly to provide high quality higher education provision (usually HNC/Ds, Foundation Degrees and BA Top-up Degrees in partnership with the College, and, secondly, to raise aspiration and attainment among College students who are studying for academic and vocational qualifications and are looking to progress to University study.

Below you can find information about the three partner colleges. You can also view information for new students on our Getting Started website.


Canterbury College


The College offers Higher National Diplomas and degree programmes in partnership with the University of Kent.

Canterbury College is just five minutes from Canterbury city centre boasts a range of modern industry standard facilities including the Carey Learning Resources Centre, graphics and art studios, engineering laboratories and an animal centre. The college have recently opened a new purpose-built Higher Education Centre where they offer Higher National Diplomas and degree programmes in partnership with the University of Kent.

There is an award-winning Students’ Union, which organises sporting fixtures, gigs, trips and outward-bound activities. Students at the College are a vibrant mix of young and more mature students.

Courses on offer

For programmes offered by Canterbury College, please see our undergraduate prospectus.

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West Kent and Ashford College

West Kent and Ashford College campuses are located in Ashford, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The College offers a wide range of courses from entry level to university degrees. The College has offered Higher Education in Kent for over 20 years and currently has over 350 students studying on HE courses. University of Kent Higher Education courses are offered at two of our three campuses: Ashford and Tonbridge. However, students have access to all the facilities across all campuses.

The College prides itself on offering HE students: a wide range of professionally relevant programmes; courses for adults who want to gain further qualifications and a number of part-time routes for students who want to complete a course alongside work; affordable qualifications; small class sizes; inspiring and effective teaching.

Student services include financial guidance, advice on counselling, accommodation, and careers and progression advice. The College also maintains close links with the University, including regular visits from student union representatives.

Courses on offer

For programmes offered by West Kent College, please see their undergraduate prospectus.

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MidKent College

MidKent College is one of the largest providers of further and higher education in the South East, offering an extensive range of learning and training services. The College has two campuses – the Medway campus at Gillingham and an extensively redeveloped site at Oakwood Park in Maidstone.

MidKent College has a long and established history of offering top quality higher education programmes. The College works with a range of higher education partners to offer a broad range of subject options and has validated programmes in the following areas with the University of Kent – Construction, Building Services Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Science, Business and Management and Information Technology.

Courses on offer

For details of all these courses, please see the MidKent College website.

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