Commercial & short courses


North Kent College offers a wide range of commercial and short courses to suit both business and individual needs. Our short courses range from CSCS (Experienced Worker) and First Aid training through to AAT Accounting, Maritime Training, Computing, Retail and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. So, whether you need to develop your workforce or would just like to do a course to meet new people and develop new personal skills; we have a commercial training course that will suit you. 


We are dedicated to creating powerful partnerships with commercial organisations both locally and nationally. Our commercial courses can help organisations to grow and succeed and have a qualified and enthusiastic workforce; which will inevitably improve your bottom line. Our commercial courses encompass such a vast variety of skill and market sectors, that you will be able find a course for all aspects of your business needs.


The local community is at the heart of what we do. We are here to help improve the skills, employability and lifestyles of the community, within North Kent, South London and beyond. It’s not just Further and Higher Education that we offer, it's short courses that can fit in with your individual and personal aspirations. If in your spare time you would like to learn to improve your Microsoft Office skills or re-train as an accountant, we can help to deliver these courses to you. Most of our community short courses will run from the Dartford and Gravesend campuses. 

Our Locations

We have outstanding locations that host our commercial and short courses, so you can be rest-assured that you will be learning and developing your skills in some of the most state-of-the-art and award-winning facilities in England and the South East. 

Find out more about the facilities, locations and short courses that we offer:

Dartford Campus 

Offers a range of commercial courses

Gravesend Campus 

Offers a range of commercial courses

The National Maritime Training Centre 

The NMTC offers a full range of maritime specialist STCW courses at our Gravesend and Thameside Campuses, including fire fighting, first aid, health & safety, distance learning courses and maritime apprenticeship training programmes.

Occupational Health and Safety Training Centre 

Offers Health & Safety Awareness courses at our Gravesend Campus.

The Hall Training Centre 

Offers City and Guilds approved F-Gas specialist refrigeration and air conditioning training at our Gravesend Campus.

The Learning Shop

Offers customer service training, interview techniques and CV writing and retail courses and is partnered with the Job Centre Plus at Bluewater.