Are you a school leaver, adult or employer? Be inspired and discover the possibilities we can offer.
A pathway is made up of courses that allow any student the opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions.
At Canterbury College, you will get the opportunities you need to make friends, learn skills and take the next step in your personal journey.
As a student, you'll become a member of our Students' Union, where you can take part in a range of activities.
With our campus being so close to the centre of Canterbury, enjoying city life between your studies has never been easier.
Take your working outside of the classroom with industry placement opportunities from our strong industry links.
Our support services will help you during your time at the College and will support you with your applications to university.
Our professional-standard equipment and modern facilities allow you to train with the tools used in industry.
Our tutors are industry experts and will teach you the skills and knowledge that employers look for.
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Graphic Design students were awarded for their work during a presentation ceremony at the Folkestone Terminal having composed pieces for display at their Eurotunnel Flexiplus Lounges.
“Working with Gallery 64A was really interesting and gave me an exciting insight into the commercial art industry and it was useful to get to work so closely with the professionals.”
"I enjoyed work experience at Wingham Wildlife Park and learnt how to clean out the carnivore section. Work experience has been helpful as I have found that I am suited to conservation."
"Working with The Marlowe Theatre has been a great experience. The atmosphere was amazing and everyone enjoyed themselves."
"I loved doing work experience in an infant school, as I would like to go into teaching and this has been a great hands-on experience. I've learn a lot being out of the College classroom and gaining experience in a live setting"
"I've been able to see and experience what it is like in an actual salon. I've also been able to interact with clients and gain more knowledge from other stylists."
"My industry placement at Nu Steel gave me a feel or what the engineering industry is like and what would be expected of me. I used the skills I learnt in College and applied them to the job."
"I was given the responsibility to work on high-end bikes during my industry placement at Robinsons Foundry. I learnt practical skills needed for my future career."
"I love having the opportunity to take part in exhibitions and show my work at local galleries. The art studios and facilities are fantastic and alongside the industry-expert tutors, they help me achieve my true potential."
You can collaborate on real-life projects with industry experts and create long-lasting pieces that are enjoyed by the whole community.
CSVA pride themselves on working with people and companies in the creative arts industries and allowing their students to get a feel for the world of work.
Catering students whip up tasty meals as part of live cooking demonstrations and share their recipes with staff and students.
Put your skills to to the test when you gain valuable work experience at our onsite restaurant. You will get the chance to serve customers and develop your very own lunch menu.
Catering students come together to provide frontline service to patrons at Guildhall for the Queen's Anniversary Prizes, creating and serving a range of dishes throughout the prestigious event.
"I like that you are able to cook but also serve in Catering, so you get a good view of the overall process."
"I love that my course allows me to try out every aspect of theatre production, which has led to me finding a passion for stage management. The course prepares me for university, with supportive and knowledgable tutors."
Acting students performed 'Multiplex', as part of their assessment, at our onsite Lanfranc Theatre to a real audience.
Students choreographed and performed dance performances to highlight important issues in 'County Lines', as part of their enrichment programme.
"The course has enabled me to re-skill and head in a new direction. I started my own business and this course has helped me develop a wide range of skills that I use every day."
"I am studying Hairdressing to top up my existing Beauty qualifications. The course fits around my commitments and the tutors are very supportive. I love getting the chance to meet real clients and experiment with their hair colours."
"I've always wanted to be a police officer, so studying Public Services is the most direct route for me. I learn from tutors who have been in the industry before and can impart their knowledge and experience to me."
"Studying Science at college means that I am assessed by a manageable balance of coursework and exams. I have build on what I learned during my GCSEs so that I am able to progress to university next year and study physiotherapy."
""I like that you get to study around like-minded individuals and tutors that treat you like an adult. You get the support and guidance that you need and the facilities to help you train to be what you want to be."