There is usually a two week turn-around for all full-time applications (which can vary during busy times). Your applications will be assessed on your relevant qualifications and/or experience. You will then be invited to an individual pre-enrolment discussion/interview about the course you wish to do. Download an Application Form.
After you have had your pre-enrolment interview with a member of teaching staff and you have been accepted on to the course, you will receive a letter inviting you to enrol.
You will need to come to the College as directed on your enrolment letter, bringing your qualifications, your enrolment letter and possibly a form of identification. All the information of what you will need to bring with you, will be in your enrolment letter.
For help or information with your application form or enrolment, please call the College Helpline on 0800 074 1447.
Induction takes place for full-time students during the first week of the autumn term, or for day-release and evening courses, on the first scheduled meeting.
The purpose of induction is to complete any paper-work from enrolment, confirm timetables and course information, identify any extra support needs and to relay important college information. Arrangements will be made for students who start later in the year.
Full-time Further Education students under the age of 19 do not pay a tuition fee, but may have to contribute to course costs, which could be for kit, equipment or materials. Students over the age of 19 may have to pay a tuition fee, however, this will depend on the course level and financial circumstances.
Higher Education students have to pay all tuition fees at enrolmemt, but are able to apply for a Student Loan and Grant from the Student Loans Company.
Some courses will require equipment, kit or textbooks, which will be an additional cost. However, the College does offer funding to students who cannot afford this. Please speak to the relevant curriculum area or contact Student Services to discuss further.
The College pays for all registration and examination fees for all full-time students under the age of 19, which is subject to satisfactory attendance and progress. Students who are aged 19 and over will have to pay registration and examination fees, depending on their course.
Although we respect the rights of smokers, we also respect the health and choice of non-smokers. For this reason we have made the College smoke-free. There are designated smoking areas on both campuses for students, staff and visitors to use. Please respect our policy and our non-smokers by smoking within the designated areas.
Sexual Health Clinic
The College runs a Sexual Health Clinic in conjunction with the NHS C-Card scheme, for all North West Kent College students to use. The service is free, confidential and non-judgemental. The clinic is run by an NHS Outreach nurse and offers; C-Card registration, condoms, the contraceptive pill and injection, pregnancy testing, Chlamydia screening and advice.
Sexual Health Clinic opening times are as follows:
- Dartford: Thursdays 12 – 2pm in room DM021
- Gravesend: Tuesdays 12- 2pm in room GR029
If you need help and advice on sexual health or drugs and alcohol, you can also visit the For Young People website.
North West Kent College is committed to the active pursuit of equal opportunities, which is based on the needs and rights of everyone in the College to be treated with respect and dignity.
The College aims to ensure that no prospective, existing student or member of staff receives less favourable treatment on any grounds, including; age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origins, creed, disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, sex, marital or parental status, political belief or social or economic class.
We continue to encourage the inclusion of students with learning difficulties and disabilities.