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Our inclusive Key Professions support gives opportunities to show commitment to your chosen subject and allows universities to look beyond your academic grades.


Key professions include:

  • Accountancy
  • Architecture
  • Banking
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Oxbridge

Career Research placements 

If your university course requires experience in the workplace, we help you organise a placement that gives you a unique learning opportunity. Recent CATS Canterbury students have worked with international charity the British Red Cross, a local head injuries unit which collaborates with the NHS, as well as with architects and nearby businesses.

Meeting with professionals

We are keen for all of our students to get real-world experience by taking part in an interview with a professional company and completing our annual Business Challenge. We also provide subject-specific support – for example, Law students take part in mock trials led by industry professionals, and Economics students create their own companies supported by local Business advisors.

Entry to global academic competitions

To make sure your university application stands out, we will enter you in competitions and events in your chosen field of study. From maths challenges and science olympiads to essay competitions, the Extended Project qualification and business challenges, we allow you to expand your interests. Recently our students won first place in an engineering contest, allowing their names to be written on the fastest car in the world.

Mock interview preparation

We want all of our students to feel as prepared and confident as possible when applying to university. If your university requires you to attend an interview we ensure that you have several practice interviews tailored to the specific style of your prospective university – these are held with staff experienced in admissions so that you can achieve your best.

University exam preparation

To ensure that your journey to university is well prepared, we support you with specialist classes on the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). We are also a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Centre, meaning that we can offer extra support if you want to sit American entrance exams.

Oxbridge and top university preparation

In today’s highly competitive environment the UK’s most prestigious universities are seeking academically successful, passionate and well-rounded candidates. At CATS Canterbury we ensure that you are well prepared and your application stands out by offering special ‘Oxbridge Plus’ sessions every week to get you fully prepared.