North West Kent College

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North West Kent College
Former names
Dartford College of Education [1]
Established 2002 [2]
Type Further Education
Principal David Gleed
Location Dartford,

North West Kent College is a college of Further and Higher Education, located across campuses in Dartford and Gravesend, Kent, England.

Its original constituents include the Gravesend Technical College and the National Sea Training School (NSTC). The college is located over four sites. The two main campuses are:

  1. Oakfield Lane, Dartford (map of campus) is the location of the largest campus. It houses the main administration centre and the greatest number of students, including most of the college's Higher Education work. It specialises in Access to Higher Education, Accounting, Art and Design, Business, GCE “A” Levels, Management and Retail Studies, Professional Care, Media, Multimedia, Performing Arts, Photography and Public Services.
  2. Dering Way, Gravesend(map of campus) is the second largest campus. Specialises in Air Conditioning, Construction and Building Services, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Hotel and Catering, Motor Vehicle, Refrigeration and Travel and Tourism.

Also Computing and Information Technology, Foundation Studies, Hair and Beauty, Office Administration, Secretarial Studies and Sport and Leisure Management are covered at both campuses.

The college has a few notable achievements; it is a leading trainer of staff for the merchant mariners and in 1999 the college was the first UK educational establishment to start a full-time Higher Education course in Professional writing.

It has Partner College status with the University of Greenwich, particularly the Greenwich Maritime Institute.

Maritime Training Programmes[edit]

The college facilitates a variety of maritime related training programs. Some of them are:[3]

  • Bridge Team and Maritime First Aid
  • Fire Fighting
  • Marine Engineering
  • Seamanship
  • and more

Notable alumni[edit]


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Coordinates: 51°25′57″N 0°12′14″E / 51.43250°N 0.20389°E / 51.43250; 0.20389