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Business, Finance and Travel

Whether you’re passionate about entrepreneurship, eager to become an accountant or are looking to dive into the world of management and administration, our specialised courses are designed to fuel your ambitions.

Learn through real-life experiences

Our courses are designed and taught by lecturers who have previously worked within the industry.

With their expert teaching, extensive links with local employers and the opportunity to take part in relevant industry trips, you will gain the skills needed to develop in the world of business and finance.

We also work closely with The Yarrow Hotel, which is situated in the grounds of EKC Broadstairs College.

The Yarrow gives students the unique opportunity to gain an understanding of how to work in a commercial setting with paying customers.

The Yarrow hotel on broadstairs campus

Take part in unique opportunities

Our Business students pitched to a panel of professionals earlier this year as part of their T Level course.

They were tasked with creating new products, building a brand identity and presenting themselves in order to win funding from the college Principal.

This was a great opportunity for them to build on their presentation skills.

Business students and tutor in classroom

Prepare for your next steps

All of our courses are designed to help you progress into higher education or your chosen career.

Former students of EKC Broadstairs College have progressed into careers in Events, Sales, Human Resources and Accountancy.

How you apply for a course at EKC Broadstairs College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our courses online and see the wide range of academic opportunities that are available to you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply through our online application system for the department you are choosing.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to EKC Broadstairs College to meet our team, explore our facilities and see which course is right for you.

Meet our T Level Business Lecturer

Gillian McDermott

Gillian joined East Kent Colleges Group in 2016 as a Jobs Broker, helping adults gain employment and supporting them to overcome a range of barriers to this.

She has been teaching Business at EKC Broadstairs College since December 2020 and is the lead lecturer on the T Level Business and Administration programme.

Gillian has spent most of her working life in the private sector. She has worked in the travel and digital print industries in sales and also in marketing management roles.

As a branch, regional sales and sales and marketing manager she held a key responsibility for the recruitment and selection of staff. Along with customer service, these areas are of particular interest to her, and her experience is passed down to students on our courses.

EKC Broadstairs College campus building

Career prospects

Marketing Directors
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Marketing and sales directors plan, organise and direct market research and formulate and implement an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.
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I chose to study the T Level as it opens up a different range of techniques in business management.

It’s been great to experience the practical side of business, such as in my work placement with St Lawrence’s College. There I have been helping the bursary team, and have learnt so much about what they do and gained lots of first-hand experience when it comes to admin tasks.

This course will help me in my future career so much as I can leave College with experience rather than having to work my way from the ground up.

T Level Management and Administration Student

I absolutely love my course as not only is the curriculum enriching but all my teachers are very helpful and supportive when I need them.

The environment they have created in my College classes has made my experience a great one, where I have made lots of friends and taken part in some really fun activities.

I used to be so nervous when presenting in front of a group of people, but I have learnt how to overcome this and become more confident.

I now feel that I am able to get myself out there in the world of business as I have learnt to engage with lots of different people.

Level 2 Business Student

I’m currently doing work placement at OFP Timber at Discovery Park in Sandwich which has an exciting opportunity.

I’ve loved getting to grips with their software and systems as well as having them take me under their wing.

I’ve enjoyed just meeting the new people and  getting to experience a new work culture overall, full of teamwork and taking charge.

I’d recommend the T Level as it is so fun and you get to interact and present pretty much every day.

T Level Management and Administration Student

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.