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Nacro Education Chatham

Phone: 01634 402761
Location: 85 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4EE

About Nacro Education Chatham

We want you to be who you want to be. At Nacro Education Chatham,  you can learn in a way that suits you. Our individualised courses provide hands-on vocational qualifications, giving you the skills and experience you need to develop your career.

Through our collaboration with industry, we ensure our courses are crafted to include the latest insight and knowledge, giving you that competitive edge in the job market.

Whether you want to gain the qualifications to proceed onto higher levels of study, or gain the skills to start your career, we will support you to identify your individual learning goal and you get on the path to success.

April and May Starts

If you wish to start your course in April or May 2024, please apply by calling our team on 01634 402 761

Courses at Chatham

What is a Get Set! course at Nacro Chatham Education Centre?

Our Get Set! courses at Nacro Chatham Education Centre accelerate your learning and enable you to identify and make progress towards your aspirations. We combine vocational learning with essential English and mathematics qualifications, enriching experiences and workplace encounters to equip you for career success.

Nacro Education study programme

Our courses are crafted to enable you to:

  • Develop industry-specific skills through hands on vocational courses in areas like childcare, construction, hair and beauty, and Work Ready at Nacro Chatham Education Centre.
  • Improve your English, maths, and digital literacy to strengthen your foundations for work and life*.
  • Participate in a range of work experience and employment related encounters to gain insights into the industries and career paths that are of interest to you.
  • Gain vital skills for the workplace including communication, problem solving, teamworking, interview practice and CV writing.
  • Participate in a range of activities, opportunities, team collaboration challenges and educational site visits that enable personal development through real experiences.

*GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths are only required if you haven’t already gained a grade 4 or above.


What makes Nacro Education different?

We tailor our teaching to your individual needs. Our courses are taught by experienced, qualified teachers, in a safe, friendly environment for all learners. Small class sizes mean we can provide each learner with the time and attention they deserve to support them throughout their studies.

We also offer learners the opportunity to expand their skills in preparation for further or higher levels of study through enrichment activities as part of our Skills Ready provision. For those wanting to start their career early, our Work Ready provision puts work experience at the heart of programme delivery.

We are England’s largest independent training provider of education and skills to 16–18 year-olds and are rated Good by Ofsted.

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Subjects at Nacro Chatham Education Centre

From vocational courses, to apprenticeships and GCSEs, at Nacro Chatham Education Centre we offer a range of subjects for you to study. These include:

  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Work Ready
  • Maths & English GCSE

All our courses are designed with your learning experience in mind, ensuring you have the skills and confidence to go further and progress in your dream career.

Explore our full range of courses above.

Explore our full range of courses above. Once you have found a course, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to start your application.

You will be directed to our application system where you can apply to study at Nacro Chatham Education Centre.

If you haven’t applied to us before, you will need to create an account by clicking ‘Create an Account’ to register your details. You will then be able to complete your application.

Once your application is submitted, you will receive an confirmation email, which will include your details and course choice.

If you have any issues with creating an account, or completing your application, you can contact us:

Call: 0207 902 5425

Please note, we’re only able to accept applications via our application system.

At Nacro, I really enjoy the smaller working environment. At school, larger classes were too distracting. Tutors treat you like people, they are much better at communicating.
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Life at Nacro Chatham Education Centre

We are proud of our education community. We want every learner to have the best opportunities and learning experiences available, broadening your skills – both personally and professionally. That’s why we have our Nacro Education Charter, outlining what we provide for you, and what we ask you to bring to our community. You can learn more about what to expect while studying at Nacro Education here.

At Nacro Chatham Education Centre, we build strong, supportive relationships to help you feel safe, motivated and valued. We offer:

  • Places for local young people to achieve qualifications
  • Professional, experienced, and dedicated staff
  • Small class sizes
  • Face-to-face learning, feedback, and support for every learner
  • Career advice and enrichment activities
  • GCSE retakes and functional skills in English and Maths
  • Opportunity for work experience in your chosen industry
  • Financial support and resources to attend courses.

To learn more about life and services we have to offer, see our What to expect at Nacro Education information.

Working closely with the Chatham community

For over 10 years, we have worked with our community, establishing partnerships and helping to bring the local area closer together. Because of our partnerships, every learner has the chance to take part in valuable work experience and engage with a number of local businesses.

We work within our community, establishing partnerships, and helping bring the local area closer together as part of our mission.

Shining a light on our courses

At Nacro Chatham Education Centre, we offer additional courses to all of our learners, giving multiple opportunities to expand their CVs. This includes opportunities such as first aid training, safe driving courses and food hygiene.

All of our hairdressing learners receive a full bag of hairdressing equipment upon enrolment. We also do a monthly walking group that is offered to all learners for a wellbeing and mind reset break.

“Teachers support learners to produce work that not only meets but often exceeds their level of study.”

Ofsted inspection, June 2024

Find out more what makes Nacro Education a Good provider.
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Contact us

Nacro Chatham Education Centre
85 High Street

Phone: 01634 402761