Ashford College

Ashford College (West Kent & Ashford College)
Established 1 August 2014
Type Further education, higher education
Principal Paul Hannan
Location Ashford
Kent
England
51°08′21″N 0°51′39″E / 51.139105°N 0.860804°E / 51.139105; 0.860804Coordinates: 51°08′21″N 0°51′39″E / 51.139105°N 0.860804°E / 51.139105; 0.860804
Local authority Kent County Council
DfE URN 130727 Tables
Gender Mixed
Ages 16–99
Website College homepage

Ashford College is a further education college in Ashford, Kent[1] founded in August 2014. It is run as part of the Hadlow College Group, who also manage West Kent College.[2] The principal is Paul Hannan. Its campus is based at Elwick Road[3]

The college offers a number of full and part-time qualifications and leisure courses, from vocational BTEC and NVQ Diplomas, to Access to HE courses, Apprenticeships and Higher Education programmes. The campus is equipped with a multi-media learning resource centre, engineering workshops, photography studios and darkrooms as well as commercial hair and beauty salons offering treatments to students, staff and the general public.

In September 2017, Ashford College relocated to a brand new campus on Elwick Road.[4] With £26 million of investment, the 7,135m² campus accommodates over 1000 students.

History

Ashford College was founded in 2014 as a result of the split of K College [5]. Prior to this, the Jemmett Road campus was part of South Kent College. Following a 2008 KPMG report that recommended a merger, South Kent College joined West Kent College in April 2010 to form South & West Kent College, which traded as K College.

Courses

The college offers a number of full and part-time qualifications, from vocational BTEC and NVQ Diplomas, to Access to HE courses, Apprenticeships and Higher Education programmes, in subjects such as:

  • Engineering and CAD
  • Early Years and Health and Social Care
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Construction: Bricklaying, Electrical Installation, Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing, Gas
  • Music Technology
  • Photography
  • Art and Design, Interactive Media, Fashion and Clothing
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Education
  • Beauty Therapy, Hair Design
  • Business and Administration
  • ESOL

References


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