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School Leavers

Our courses for school leavers are focused on future careers or higher education, that allow any student the opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions.


Kick-start your career and gain a nationally-recognised qualification, while being paid at the same time.

T Levels

The 2-year T Level qualification brings classroom and work placement together on a course designed with employers and businesses.

Online Learning

Our online provision is ideal for learners who require an alternative study environment.

We have online classes that run at various points in the year. Check our course list to see what is coming up soon.

How you apply for a course at Dover College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our range of courses, and find the one that is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for a course via our website and application system.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to EKC Dover College for an interview, where our team will explore your options and get you enrolled on a course.

Qualifications Explained

Unsure what our levels of study mean?

This handy guide shows you what our courses mean in terms of qualifications, so that you can make the right decisions for your future.

BTEC LevelEquivalent to
Level 2 Award/CertificateApprox GCSE grade 4 or above
Level 3 Extended CertificateOne and half A Levels
Level 3 Foundation DiplomaTwo A Levels
Level 3 Extended DiplomaThree A Levels

Entry Requirements

Our Entry Requirements depend on the course length as well as the level of study.

View our Group Entry Requirements and see what courses are right for you.

Book an Open Day to experience our College in person

We’re part of six community-based colleges

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