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EKC Folkestone Junior College

EKC Folkestone Junior College offers an exciting, two-year Creative curriculum for those aged 14-16 who wish to specialise in Art and Business Studies.


Applications for September 2024 are now closed.

Who is Junior College for?

EKC Folkestone Junior College is a provision for learners aged 14 who know that they would like a career within the creative or business sector. During this two-year programme students will build their skills in either of these areas, whilst also studying GCSE Maths and English. They will also gain a Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Personal Growth and Wellbeing.

The Junior College provides an opportunity for students that have a clear direction or vision of the industry that they want to go into. Students in Junior College will be able to study areas including:

  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • GCSE English and Maths
Student and teacher looking at camera

A Practical Learning Experience

Students of the Junior College will work towards a UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design and a NCFE Diploma in Business Skills. They will also gain essential GCSEs in English and Maths.

English and Maths are a fundamental part of your educational experience and we are dedicated to ensuring you progress with the qualifications you will need for a future career in a range of areas.

Student writing in sketch book

Our Junior College campus

EKC Folkestone Junior College is a part of our School for Creative and Business, and is based on our College campus.

The Junior College is in a separate building from our 16+ students, but our Junior College students will work with industry professionals and be able to demonstrate their maturity in working with outside professionals on projects.


Student working on digital art on a tablet

Students turn College into Festival Marketplace

25 March 2024
Junior College and T Level students introduce Year 6's to the world of Business as they create their own stalls and products.
Students working with school children to create their own marketstall
Junior College student working on a Maths problem.

It is much quieter with less students. I have been given more time to focus on my work and the teachers have been great helping me achieve what I want to achieve.

Florence Darling
Year 10 Art and Business Student
Junior College student working on a Maths problem.

When I am here everything is chilled out and I feel like I am learning really well. The teachers make a relaxed environment and I have made great friends.

Robyn Irving-Reynolds
Year 10 Art and Business Student
Junior College student having an interview.

I really enjoy Art and heard that Folkestone Junior College focuses on Art and Business. The lessons have been really fun as we don’t just sit there and get told we get to make things and interact with each other.

Satya Grattan
Year 11 Art and Business 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.