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Learning centres

Medway Adult Education has five centres within Medway. 

Our two main centres, Rochester Community Hub and the Gillingham Centre offer daytime and evening courses.

We also offer evening courses at:

Select any of the centre links above to find out more information about that centre and courses available. The service also operates in other various community venues in partnership with other services. You will find details of these courses within the directory.

Rochester centre (main)Map of Rochester Centre

Rochester Community Hub, Eastgate, Rochester ME1 1EW

Phone: 01634 338400

Fax: 01634 338403


Monday to Thursday 9am - 6pm

Friday 9am - 4.30pm

PLEASE NOTE:  Access to the Rochester Community Hub via Corporation Street is for pedestrians only.

Travel information

Rail: A five to 10-minute walk from Rochester station.

Buses: Arriva Buses 133, 136, 140, 141, 151, 156, 172, 173, 191, 193, 197, 198, 700 and 701 stop outside the Centre on Corporation St

Parking: Blue Boar Lane and Almon Place (up to five hours). Market car park, Corporation Street (long stay parking).

Gillingham centre (main)

Map of Gillingham CentreGillingham Centre, 48 Canterbury Street, Gillingham ME7 5UN

Phone: 01634 338400

Open term time:

Monday to Wednesday 9am - 9pm

Thursday and Friday 9am - 5pm

All other times 9am - 4.30pm

Access: There are four training rooms on the ground floor, no lift is available for the upper floors- please contact the relevant curriculum manager to discuss any mobility issues.

Travel information

Rail: A five minute walk from the Gillingham station.

Buses: Arriva buses numbered 101,114,136,176,182 stops close-by the Centre on Canterbury Street within a two minute walk of the centre in most cases.

Parking: Public car parking is available near the Centre at Balmoral car park and Medway Park (both up to four hours). Pay and display street parking in Green Street is limited to a maximum of two hours.

Woodlands centreMap of Woodlands Centre

Woodlands Primary School/Community Arts Centre, Woodlands Road, Gillingham ME7 4HS

Phone: 01634 338400

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9am – 9pm

Saturday and Sunday: Variable

Refreshments: Available

Access: Classes are on ground level some of which require steps but ramp access is also available.

Location and parking: Via Bowaters / Tesco roundabout Gillingham. At the Bowaters roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A2 signposted Gillingham Town Centre. At the Will Adams roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A289 signposted Medway Tunnel, Chatham Docks and Maritime. At the Cornwallis Roundabout take the 1st exit onto Cornwallis Avenue, carry on until you reach a set of traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left into Woodlands Road, then take the first entrance on your left sign, posted Woodlands Sure Start Centre, (entrance for tutors and disabled users only). For all other learners, carry on until you reach the bus stop on the left hand side and take the next turning on your left up to the

Woodlands Sports Centre. You will reach a grass verge at the top of the driveway to your right on which you can park. All parking is free of charge.

Buses: Arriva bus number 182 stops outside the school in Woodlands Road.

Rainham evening centreMap of Rainham Centre

Rainham School for Girls, Derwent Way, Rainham ME8 0BX

Phone: 07922 002493 (Mobile)

(Monday 6.30-8.30pm term time only)

Phone: 01634 338400 all other times

Refreshments: Available

Access: All classes are on the ground floor and easily accessible. For full information please enquire before the start of your class.

Location: Follow the A2 (Rainham Road) from London direction. After Tesco roundabout continue to traffic lights. Take first right after traffic lights into Salisbury Avenue. At the top of Salisbury Avenue turn right into Derwent Way. At end of road go through main gate and turn sharp left.

Parking: Available on site, evenings only.

Chatham evening centreMap of Chatham Centre

Chatham Grammar School for Boys, Holcombe, Maidstone Road, Chatham ME4 6JB

Phone: 07541 091402 (mobile)

(Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm term time only)

Phone: 01634 338400 all other times

Refreshments: Available

Access: Classes are on the ground floor and easily accessible. Please enquire before the start date of your class.

Location: From Maidstone direction follow Maidstone Road, Chatham to wards Chatham. Continue after the crossroads traffic lights and take the next right into Letchworth Avenue. The school entrance is on your right.

Parking: Available on site on the main driveway and tennis courts, evenings and Saturdays only.