Articles from North Kent College (NKC)

North Kent College throw open their doors for Spring Open Days

North Kent College are proud to announce their upcoming Spring Open Days, taking place on Tuesday 20th February at the Dartford Campus and Thursday 22nd February at the Gravesend Campus, both 3:30-6:00pm, for a September 2018 start.

Student wins Gold medal at Commonwealth Games 2018!

North Kent College produces essential PPE equipment to help protect key workers!

@NKCollege1 have begun the production of vital #PPE equipment, face visors, for local #NHS Trusts during the Covid-19 outbreak  The College put out an appeal to employers who they have working with to see if they could either source materials or donate supplies and the response has been outstanding. PPE is in high demand worldwide and ensures the protection of our key workers whilst we tackle the fight against COVID-19. Many schools, colleges and places of work are coming together to manufacture the equipment and North Kent College are no exception!  Within one day the College received over 10,000 cable ties which were delivered to the Gravesend Campus by AES Smart Metering and H&Askhams Ltd. In addition, Tesco’s Sidcup branch ordered and donated £1,000 worth of PVC. 

North Kent College places 2nd in the National League Tables

North Kent College @NKCollege1 has ranked 2nd place nationally (out of 169 General FE Colleges) for Level 3 (A Level equivalent) achievement rates in 2019.

North Kent College accredited by ground-breaking dual career scheme

@NKCollege1 is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by an innovative @TalentedAthlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative.

North Kent College plays host to Johnstone’s Trade ‘Young Painter of the Year’ Regional Heat

The Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate those in the trade contributing to brilliant decorating throughout the UK. Johnstone’s Trade brought the search for “Young Painter of the Year” to North Kent College, Gravesend with one of their seven regional heats being held nationally.

O2 Arena gives North Kent College students the VIP treatment and access all areas!

@TheO2 Arena gives @NKCollege1 students the #VIP treatment and access all areas! Hospitality and Event Management students from North Kent College travelled to Greenwich to take the rare opportunity of touring backstage at the 02 Arena, which included visiting restricted areas and meeting the arenas very own “Event Managers”.

North Kent College pioneer the delivery of the “Maritime Caterer Apprenticeship” in UK to P & O Ferries

North Kent College’s National Maritime Training Centre and Culinary Academy have joined forces to deliver the apprenticeship to a leading ferry operator, P & O Ferries. The Maritime Catering standards were developed as a partnership that enabled apprentices to pursue a career in catering at sea, with all the necessary training in on board safety, practical cookery skills to meet seafarer and passenger food requirements.

North Kent College’s Miskin Theatre’s “Jack Frost” spreads Christmas Cheer amongst London’s homeless

North Kent College’s Miskin Theatre students recently put on an amazing Christmas Show ‘Jack Frost’. The show raised a staggering £1200 from ticket sales with a further £500 being raised from charity bucket donations.  

Life Changing Trip To South Africa for North Kent College Students

North Kent College welcomed home a lucky group of students and accompanying tutor, from their week long life changing trip in South Africa, courtesy of Mark Lindop, who again has sponsored three students, to participate in an incredible experience with Mellon Educate on “Build Blitz”. Every year, Mellon Educate organises their now renowned “Building Blitz” trip to Africa for volunteers from all over the world to travel and lend a helping hand building better infrastructure in poor African communities. 

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