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 localFrom 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, travel agency, staff and student social zones and more.The Maidstone Campus on the Oakwood Park complex is also currently undergoing a major redevelopment costing a total of £23m, with work expected to be complete by December 2013.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 successfulMidKent College achieved its best ever success rates during the 2011/12 academic year, with 83% for long courses (4% above the national average) and an overall pass rate of 93%.But that doesn't mean we'll be taking things easy from now on – far from it. We are constantly striving to achieve bigger and better things for each and every one of our learners, and hope to record even higher results come the end of 2012/13. We're flexibleWe 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 supportiveYou'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.
MidKent College's super-modern Medway Campus boasts some of the best vocational training facilities in the country. The state-of-the-art site houses a range of top-quality workshops and laboratories as well as a large Learning Resource Centre, refectory and welcoming social zones – all constructed to the highest quality and totally focused on students’ needs.
Whether you have just left school, are thinking about a change in career, or simply want to develop your skills, we are sure you will find studying at the Medway Campus a fun and rewarding experience.
The modern Learning Resource Centre at MidKent College's Medway Campus contains all the library and study facilities you will need to make the best of your course – including text books, newspapers, magazines and a growing number of online resources. There’s ample space for individual or group study, and you can get online using the IT terminals or your own laptop via WiFi. Students are more than welcome to borrow items and friendly LRC staff are always on hand to help you access the resources you need.
MidKent College's Medway Campus is home to two buzzing Social Zones. Open all day, these chilled-out areas provide students with a spacious and sociable environment in which to listen to music, play video games and watch TV. Social Zone coordinators run a full programme of enrichment activities throughout the year.
The Look hair academy salons at MidKent College's Medway Campus offer reasonably priced hairdressing services – such as cutting, colouring, perming and styling – for both men and women.
Our Harmony holistic therapy salons offer a full range of body therapies and facial treatments.
The Travel Place is MidKent College’s ABTA bonded travel agency. Excellent service and generous discounts are offered to students booking travel and holidays through this Medway Campus-based agency.
The large pavilion between the Central Block and West Wing is home to MidKent College's state-of-the-art performance theatre. This top-quality performance space plays host to a number of different student activities throughout the academic year. With top-of-the-range sound and lighting equipment, we expect all students to benefit from this fantastic space.
Experience our very own fine dining experience at The Pavilion Restaurant - open every day for lunch and on Thursday evenings (term time only). Alternatively, our well-stocked refectory and bistro serve hot and cold dishes throughout the day with a variety of snacks and drinks also available.
Set in the Oakwood Park complex, MidKent College's Maidstone Campus provides a pleasant learning environment for students. The site houses a range of quality workshops – including those for Bricklaying, Carpentry, Motor Vehicle and Welding – as well as a large Learning Resource Centre, refectory and welcoming social zone.
In 2012 major redevelopment work costing a total of £25 million started at the Maidstone Campus, with new state-of-the-art facilities expected to be open by December 2013.
As part of the rebuild MidKent College has purchased the University for the Creative Arts' Maidstone campus, which is also based at Oakwood Park and now houses the majority of the College's higher education courses.
Whoever you are and whatever your needs, we are sure you will find studying at the Maidstone Campus a fun and rewarding experience.
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The modern Learning Resource Centre contains all the library and study facilities you will need to make the best of your course - including text books, newspapers, magazines and a growing number of online resources. There’s ample space for individual or group study, and you can get online using the IT terminals. Students are more than welcome to borrow items and our friendly LRC team is always on hand to help you access the resources you need.
The Maidstone Campus Social Zone is available for you to use during free periods and lunch breaks. Open all day, this chilled-out area provides students with a sociable environment in which to listen to music and meet with friends. MidKent College's Social Zone coordinators run a full programme of social and charity events throughout the year.
The Hair Academy Salons at our Maidstone Campus offer reasonably priced hairdressing services – such as cutting, colouring, perming and styling – for both men and women.
Our Holistic Therapy salons offer a full range of body therapies and facial treatments.
The large food court (open Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 4pm) serves a range of hot and cold meals and snacks including baked potatoes, burgers, pizzas, salads, confectionery and much more.
Our Maidstone Campus is also home to The Apprentice Restaurant, which caters for business lunches, corporate dining, large functions, seminars and working lunches. Students over the age of 18 are welcome to enjoy the bar area (subject to proof of age).
For bookings and enquiries contact: 01622 625873