One thing we love about West Kent College is its promise to its learners – that all students will have the freedom to learn in their own way in their first-class facilities. A mix of different courses, ages and skills, the students that walk through the door prove there really is something for everyone here. From A-Levels to apprenticeships, diplomas to degrees, the college covers a wide range of subjects across its two campuses in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. We also like the sound of the number of clubs and societies on offer at West Kent, a place where the students really do come first.
West Kent College welcomes students at locations in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, which boast bespoke, high quality resources and facilities. A number of our facilities are open to the public and run in association with our students, providing them with real-life work experience.
We offer a variety of courses in a range of subject areas, such as Art & Design, Business, Catering, Construction, Hair & Beauty, IT & Computing, Media, Performing Arts, Science and more. Our mission is to support all our students to achieve their full potential and aspire to excellence.
At the Tonbridge campus, students benefit from new buildings including a fantastic theatre seating over 300, television and radio studios, photography darkrooms and leading-edge IT facilities. Some facilities are open to the public, including our hairdressing and beauty salons and our student-run restaurant with a view over the Weald.
The Tunbridge Wells campus on the North Farm Industrial Estate offers purpose-built motor vehicle engineering and construction workshops as well as a Learning Resource Centre, 'The Lounge' common area and a space to play football and basketball.
Preparing for Work
West Kent College has close links with a wide range of local employers. As well as training thousands of adults, many of whom are employed across the South East, the College works with around 1,500 employers and partners. We currently have approximately 4,500 students enrolled across our Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells sites.
Our aim is to prepare you for working life in your chosen career or for progression on to higher qualifications leading to work.
West Kent College work together with Ashford College and Hadlow College to provide high quality Apprenticeships training across the South East.
An Apprenticeship is a mix of work experience with your employer and study time at College to achieve a recognised work-related qualification. You'll earn a wage and benefit from the same rights as other employees (work hours and holidays) whilst gaining valuable skills and experience.