University-style education in the heart of Maidstone 

MidKent College to host Open Event for adult students, apprentices and businesses 

MidKent College, one of the largest further education and training providers in the South East, will be opening its doors later this month to give visitors the opportunity to explore a wide range of exciting education and training options. 

The Adult and Professional training event takes place at MidKent College’s University Centre Maidstone on Wednesday 13 March from 3:30pm to 7:30pm and is open to prospective students, apprentices and businesses looking to find out more about the range of courses and facilities on offer.  

Chris Hare, Executive Director at MidKent College, said: “Our higher education environment at the University Centre Maidstone Campus provides university-style education right in the heart of Maidstone. Our approach ensures that students can enjoy their studies, grow as professionals and, crucially, make progress and achieve valuable qualifications to help them in their careers. 

“For anybody in Maidstone looking for accessible and affordable higher education without the university price tag, MidKent College is the logical choice. Whether you’re thinking of joining a full-time or part-time programme, a higher apprenticeship, or are considering distance learning, there are so many options available at MidKent College.  

“This Open Event will give prospective students an opportunity to see our fantastic facilities first-hand and to discuss the various course programmes with our teaching staff. 

“We also work with around 900 employers from Maidstone’s business community, to provide training and higher apprenticeships that address local area skills shortages. We hope that local businesses will also take this opportunity to visit the College and hear about the professional qualifications on offer.” 

MidKent College established its University Centre Maidstone in 2011 and carried out a £25 million refurbishment in 2014 which added new state-of-the-art facilities and workshops.  

Chris Hare continued: “Student debt can be a barrier to many people who would otherwise pursue higher education courses. Many of our students avoid high accommodation fees by living at home while they study, and our tuition fees are 30% lower than attending a university.” 

MidKent College benefits from partnerships with three leading universities in the South East (the University of Greenwich, University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University). All courses are quality assured by these partners, which are responsible for MidKent College’s academic quality and awarding qualifications. 

In December 2018, MidKent College was recognised by Ofsted as a Good education provider. The report described a “student-centred” College which puts students at the heart of every decision and is geared towards providing the best teaching and support possible.   To attend the Open Day on Wednesday 13 March, please register here: www.midkent.ac.uk/news/open-days

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