- Enrollment 8,500
- Established 1918
- Location Kent, England. UK.
- Principal Stephen Grix
- Type Further Education
- Vice principal http://www.midkent.ac.uk
MidKent College (formerly Mid-Kent College of Higher and Further Education) is a further education college in Kent, England. It runs courses from two separate campuses across Maidstone and Medway. It has recently acquired provision to deliver its own higher education courses for 214 students as of September 2012. There are approximately 8,500 students aged 16 years and upwards enrolled at the college. Courses offered range from pre-entry level to degree level and cover a wide range of vocational and academic subject areas.
MidKent College offers one of the most extensive ranges of full-time, part-time, short and long courses in Kent and the South East from campuses in Medway and Maidstone. Some courses are designed to improve your academic qualifications and gain access to Higher Education at college or university. Others are related to work and designed for students who have a particular career in mind. Some provide professional development for those who are already employed, and others can be completed purely for leisure purposes. The choice is vast. But rest assured, at MidKent College we will have the right course for you.
The college has two main campuses: the Medway campus in Gillingham and the Maidstone campus (formerly the Oakwood Park Centre). In September 2009 all courses at the old sites of the Horsted Centre in Chatham and the City Way Centre in Rochester were moved to a new combined campus on Prince Arthur Road in Gillingham. The new campus, which received more than £40 million of Learning and Skills Council (LSC) funding, cost a total of £86million. It offers training facilities in a range of subject areas including construction, performing arts, music and catering. The Medway campus was officially opened by The Princess Royal on Thursday 25 March 2010.