North West Kent College understands that education isn’t always straight forward. Few people will cruise through their course with no need for extra support, but most of our students will need some form of extra support during their time at college.
Our friendly Student Services team are available to help students through their time at the College, whether it’s a personal problem, finance, general guidance or support.
Our qualified Careers Advisers are available all year-round to help students with impartial, confidential guidance and advice with career choices and planning, Higher Education and job applications.
We have a Careers Library at both the Dartford and Gravesend campuses, which contain general and specific careers guides, reference books and other careers information.
Within the Careers Libraries, we have plenty of materials available to help with Higher Education applications (UCAS), job applications and voluntary work. There are also computer-aided guidance programs, access to the internet and advice on useful websites to help with career choices.
There are job vacancy notice boards in both the Careers Libraries, which display full-time and part-time job vacancy information.
The National Careers Service is a great online facility to help you with your career choices, to find out more please visit the National Careers Service website.
College comes with more independence and therefore more responsibility and we know that sometimes life in general can be difficult. Our Student Counsellors run a confidential and non-judgemental service to help students when they need to talk, whether it’s an emotional or personal difficulty or just some friendly advice. They help our students get through their courses without any worry.
If you’re in Further Education, our Student Services team and Finance Advisor are always available for advice and guidance on your financial situation at college. We do offer financial support for eligible students to assist with necessary equipment, travel and related costs of coming to college.
If you’re studying a Higher Education programme you can apply for funding through the Student Loans Company.
Every student will have a Personal Tutor, who will be there to support them through college with action planning, careers education and guidance, personal matters, study skills and work experience as well as termly on-track reviews of a student’s Personal Learning Plan (PLP).
The Learning Support team provides free support to students who need to improve their English, Maths, IT Skills or Key Skills. There is also additional support for students with disabilities and students with specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia. Specially trained staff and equipment are available to help ensure that students receive the help they need.
The College is committed to responding positively to the needs of all students so that they are able to access the full curriculum. Specialist staff are available to advise lecturers on appropriate support for individual students and groups.
Deaf Access Team
For Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, we have a dedicated team of professionals, who are here to ensure that students at the College achieve their full potential.