East Kent College
East Kent College is the leading further education provider in East Kent with campuses in Dover, Folkestone and Broadstairs. The college’s corporate services are based at Discovery Park in Sandwich from where they also run a science-based curriculum in state-of-the-art laboratories on one of Europe’s largest life sciences and biotech hubs. This creates a unique learning environment with college students alongside scientists from some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and biotech entrepreneurs.
Across its three campuses, East Kent College offers a wide variety of further education and vocational training in areas including, construction and building trades, engineering, business and IT, travel and tourism, and hospitality.
The College has been working with employers to upgrade training facilities and develop new courses matched to the needs of the local economy. This has led to multi-million pound investments in new training facilities, including:
- A new Centre of Engineering and industry-standard plumbing and electrical workshops at East Kent College, Dover campus
- State-of-the-art digital and IT networking laboratories at East Kent College, Dover campus
- Exciting, new travel and tourism facilities, including a full aircraft cabin interior at East Kent College, Dover campus
- New Science curriculum and industry-standard life sciences laboratories at East Kent College, Discovery Park, Sandwich
- The Edge, School of Creative & Business at East Kent College, Folkestone campus
- Industry standard construction and woodworking workshops at East Kent College, Folkestone campus
“As a college we have a vital role to play in supporting the local economy. We are committed to delivering the skills needed by local businesses, but also to providing long-term career opportunities for our students.”
Graham Razey, Principal, East Kent College
“We’re delighted that East Kent College is investing in their Dover campus and at Discovery Park in Sandwich. East Kent College is doing a great job in refocusing vocational training in the district to provide new opportunities for young people to gain the skills that our local employers need.”
Cllr Paul Watkins, Leader, Dover District Council