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Canterbury Adult Education Centre


Situated off Rheims Way, the Canterbury centre offers a broad range of courses and a superb environment for learning.

Based in a modern, purpose-built venue with panoramic vistas of the city, including a magnificent view of Canterbury Cathedral. The Canterbury Adult Education Centre is within walking distance of the city centre and Canterbury East/West train stations. Highlights include Life Drawing, Oil Painting, Sewing and Languages.

Canterbury Adult Education centre will re-open on 14th September. We are continuing to review which services and courses can be delivered within a Covid-19 safe environment.
Please be aware that some courses attributed to this centre are still being delivered in a real time, online environment. Please check the location in the course description before enrolling to confirm where your course will be taking place.
Several changes have been made to the Canterbury Adult Education centre to make it Covid-19 secure.
- The installation of sanitiser stations
- New instructional signage
- The use of spatial surveys to ensure that social distancing can be maintained
- The installation of screens where appropriate
- The implementation of a test and trace system

Read our Guide for Learners - Learning Safely with Kent Adult Education.

Opening times

During term time the office hours are as follows:

Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm 
Friday 8.30am to 4pm

Outside term time the office hours are as follows:

Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm 
Friday 8.30am to 4pm

Getting there

Public transport: Canterbury West train station and Canterbury East train station are within 15 minutes walk of the centre. There are good local bus links.

Nearest parking: While there is limited parking on site, the car park is very busy, and spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Parking costs: Free


  • Disabled access and facilities
  • Café/refreshments

Centre information

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The Canterbury Academy
Knight Avenue

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