A number of adult education centres will close as new lockdown rules come into force.
Kent Adult Education, which runs almost 4,000 courses across the county, said learning will be moved online.
In a statement on its website, the organisation said: “In light of the government's recent announcement regarding the national lockdown, we have made the decision to close our adult education centres, at close of business on 5 January 2021.”
Kent Adult Education, which has 14 centres, said its goal was that as many people as possible complete their programme of study.
The statement added: “In the case of GCSEs, we will be guided by national advice. For other qualifications such as Functional Skills in English and maths, we are currently exploring ways in which learners will be able to sit their exam in an appropriate setting.
"We will be providing details of how this can happen in the near future.”