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Our Facilities

EKC Broadstairs College offers a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities for students to enhance their learning experience.

All our facilities are available for staff and students to access during their time with us.

Achive Building at EKC Broadstairs College

Computing and Gaming Lab

Our Computer and Gaming lab features top-of-the-range facilities, including Virtual Reality (VR) technologies, 3D printers, and robotics. Students can learn about the latest technologies and develop their skills in a state-of-the-art interactive learning environment that enables them to gain the experience and knowledge to excel in their studies and future career.

Beauty student giving client a massage

The Salon

The Broadstairs Salon Academy is the high-street-quality commercial salon at EKC Broadstairs College.

Run by staff and students, the salon supports our students’ learning experience by allowing them to offer the general public competitively priced hair, beauty and nail treatments under the supervision of our professionally qualified staff.

Students can get a variety of treatments at reduced rates, as well as the chance to be models for our Hair and Beauty students during assessments.

Students on consoles and VR in the Gaming Lab

Michael Wright Lecture Theatre

The Michael Wright Lecture Theatre features a stage and tiered seating. The amphitheatre is used for student talks, guest speakers and events. It can also be hired for meetings, conferences and training days.

Our Music students are given the opportunity to take part in live events throughout the year and perform on stage in the theatre to gain valuable experience and showcase their talent.


Sports students playing football in the sports hall at EKC Broadstairs College

Sports Hall

Our spacious Sports Hall is used by our Sports students for practical training sessions, activities and sports to develop their confidence, teamworking skills and physical fitness. Students can play a range of sports including football, basketball, badminton and table tennis.


Yarrow Hotel

The Yarrow Hotel is situated in the grounds of EKC Broadstairs College and gives students the unique opportunity to gain an understanding of how to work in a commercial setting with paying customers.

This boutique hotel offers accomodation, a relaxed bar area and fine dining and can cater for events such as corporate meetings or weddings. There is also an on-site spa and salon.

External photo of the Future building

Centre for Environmental Technology

Our Engineering, Manufacturing and Automotive students study in our Centre for Environmental Technology. This £6.5m building is our renewable technologies centre. With solar panels and visible plumbing systems, the building is used as a teaching tool to demonstrate cutting-edge design, construction and engineering techniques. The Centre contains the latest equipment for students of electronic and mechanical engineering.


The Yarrow hotel on broadstairs campus

Nurture Forest School

Our Nurture Forest School hosts provision created to provide students who often struggle in a mainstream classroom, a safe environment connected to nature.



The Hub

The Hub is a safe space for students with autism, anxiety difficulties, or those experiencing social interaction difficulties.

Students can access The Hub during lunch and break times, or if they become overwhelmed during lessons. Staff are on hand to assist and support students to take part in individual and group activities, continue with their learning and ultimately support students to transition out to other social spaces as and when they are ready.

Students ordering food in the Refectory at EKC Broadstairs College


The Refectory offers a fantastic selection of hot and cold food that is great value for money.

Choose from a variety of healthy meals prepared by our Catering students or grab a sandwich, salad, or jacket potato.

Students in the college cafe

Inspire Coffee Shop

Our Inspire Coffee Shop is open during the day, serving food and hot and cold drinks including a selection of pastries, panini’s and specialist coffees.

Our Catering, Hospitality and Inclusive Learning students gain valuable work experience in the Coffee Shop, serving and cooking for our student community.

Explore our Facilities

Our website allows you to explore our facilities and discover videos of our students who share their experience.

How to apply

If you have decided on a course or study programme, find out how to apply for EKC Broadstairs College.

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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.