Who We Are

If you're thinking about working with EKC Group, we want you to understand what drives us. So, read on to find out why we're passionate about delivering outstanding outcomes for the communities we serve...

EKC Group is one of the largest further education providers in the South East, with more than 1,400 staff delivering education to 13,000 students. We are relentless in our drive to deliver an inspirational education experience for young people and adults across our family of six Colleges and three Business Units.

At the heart of everything we do is community, which is critical for us as one of the largest employers in East Kent. As an education provider, we're committed to ensuring the very best for students who choose to study with us, as well as providing opportunities for those who need them most.

We have a range of inspirational learning environments, such as our four-star Broadstairs hotel, The Yarrow, and many of our lecturers have significant industry experience.

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan underpins everything we do across our Group. Whether you work within one of our curriculum areas as a member of teaching and curriculum staff, or work within one of our critical business support functions, everything you’ll do will help us achieve our strategic goals and objectives. It’s our roadmap for the next four years and will be key to our success as an inspirational education provider, and a great employer within our region.

Our Mission

Our mission is To play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the communities we serve.

These words guide our actions and shape our culture, ensuring that we do the right thing for East Kent and the many thousands of people who’s lives we impact upon.

Our Vision

Our vision at EKC Group is For ambitions in life and work to be achieved through outstanding education and skills.

This vision clearly articulates where we want to see EKC Group in the future, highlighting our commitment to changing peoples lives through the power of education.

Our Story

EKC Group started life on 1 February 2018 when Canterbury College and East Kent College merged. Since that time it has grown again, with three new Business Units dedicated to delivering an array of provision and services for the local community. It also brought Ashford College and its Canterbury Spring Lane campus into the Group on 1 April 2020. It now operates across the whole of East Kent, acting as a major employers and the largest vocational and technical skills training provider for the area.