North Kent College understands that education isn’t always straight forward. Not everyone will cruise through their course with no need for extra support - some of our students will need some form of extra support during their time at college.
Our friendly Student Services team are available to help students through their time at the College, whether it’s a personal problem, finance, general guidance or support.
Our qualified Careers Advisers are available all year-round to help students with impartial, confidential guidance and advice with career choices and planning, Higher Education and job applications.
We have a Careers Library at both campuses, with general and specific careers guides, reference books and other careers information.
Within the Careers Libraries, material is available to help with Higher Education applications (UCAS), job applications and voluntary work. There are also computer-aided guidance programs, access to the internet and advice on useful websites to help with career choices.
There are job vacancy notice boards in both the Careers Libraries, which display full-time and part-time job vacancy information.
The National Careers Service is a great online facility to help you with your career choices, to find out more please visit the National Careers Service website.
College comes with more independence and therefore more responsibility and we know that sometimes life in general can be difficult. A professional confidential counselling service is available to all students. Providing 1-1 counselling support to students who feel they have something in their personal life, or college, which is having an impact on their quality of life or education.
The transition to college can be a daunting experience, if you are a Child in Care/Foster Carer and feel you need addition support or guidance, please contact the Student Experience Team.
If you’re in Further Education, our Student Services team and Finance Advisors are always available for advice and guidance on your financial situation at college. We do offer financial support for eligible students to assist with necessary equipment, travel and related costs of coming to college.
If you’re studying a Higher Education programme you can apply for funding through the Student Loans Company.
Every student will have a Personal Tutor, who will be there to support them through college with action planning, personal matters, study skills and work experience, as well as termly on-track reviews of a student’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
The Learning Support team provides free support to students who have an EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plan). There may also be additional support for students with disabilities and for those students with specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia, if supporting evidence is provided
The College is committed to responding positively to the needs of all students so that they are able to access the full curriculum. Specialist staff are available to advise lecturers on appropriate support for individual students and groups.