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Ashford College, part of the Hadlow Group, has two campuses in Kent, one on Jemmett Road and the other at Henwood.


The Jemmett Road campus is friendly and well-equipped with a multi-media learning resource centre, art workshops, professional kitchens, motor vehicle workshops, bricklaying and plastering workshops as well as the hair and beauty salons open to the public.The Henwood campus offers spacious workshops, a new music studio, state-of-the-art equipment including Macs and PCs.

Why Choose Ashford College?

  • Two campuses in Kent
  • Job-centric courses
  • Excellent learning facilities including an Advanced Automotive Test Centre
  • Affordable fees
  • Friendly teaching staff
  • A great learning environment

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Adult Learning Courses

Adult learning courses are targeted at individuals who are looking for a change in their career by opting for a new profession. These courses are also offered for those who want to improve their skills and help seek a promotion at work with better pay. It is a major decision to return to study all of a sudden when one has a family and also has to go to work. The courses are offered in both full-time and part-time modes and learners can opt for a suitable course schedule.

Courses are offered in the following categories:

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Catering
  • Engineering
  • Building & Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Music
  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance
  • Media and Photography
  • Computing
  • Beauty care
  • Electronics

Click here to navigate to a specific course and learn more about it. Students can contact Ashford College directly and apply for a course of their choice.

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Student life

Our students look forward to being involved in a wide range of events throughout the year. We have student bands who perform within the College and at local venues and Performing Arts studios also put on regular performances. Our Art and Design students exhibit at both the College and at venues across the South-East, including London.

The Student Union

By joining the Student Union, you can find out what our students want and help them to achieve it.  This could be things to do in their free time, new equipment or improving facilities. You might be involved in assisting clubs, hosting events, organising trips or helping us deliver health campaigns.  The SU also works with the National Union of Students (NUS), providing free training and volunteering experiences to enhance your CV.

College Committees

On all of our College committees there is a student representative, including two students on the College Board of Governors. By being one of these representatives, you will ensure that you have a say in how the College is run, as well as giving yourself the chance to develop excellent skills for your future career.

Learner Voice

Tell us what you think through Learner Voice. Express your opinion and ideas through a variety of channels which include open forums with the Campus Director, curriculum-specific Learner Voice sessions with your peers and Support Mentors.

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Ashford College welcomes students at locations in Jemmett Road and Henwood Industrial Estate, 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.

Workshops, Laboratories and Hi-Tech Classrooms

The College has specialist facilities for all of our course areas, so whatever you're studying - whether it's science, art, construction, photography, motor vehicle, catering, hair and beauty or performing arts, you will be learning using the latest equipment in the best facilities.

Learning Resource Centres

The LRC at each site offers extensive library, study areas, computer bays with internet and student intranet access, local and national newspapers, professional magazines etc.

The College encourages independent learning so, in addition to the LRCs, each location has a range of ICT resources in open access areas.


Each site has a refectory offering a variety of healthy hot and cold food at good prices.  In addition, cafes and coffee shops are open all day and provide a wide range of hot and cold snacks, salads, soup and fresh fruit.

Hair and Beauty Salons

The salon is open in term-time to students, staff and the public. Salons offer an extensive range of hairdressing and beauty therapy treatments.

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Our Campuses

Jemmett Road

The Jemmett Road campus is near Victoria Park and a short walk from the town centre and train station.  The campus is well-equipped, with a multi-media Learning Resource Centre, photography studios and darkrooms, professional kitchens, motor vehicle workshops, bricklaying and plastering workshops, a new plumbing workshop and hair and beauty salons.

Students have access to a Refectory run by the catering students and a food outlet where you can grab a snack.


Art, design, media and music students are based on our Henwood facility which houses specialist creative-art equipment.  This campus has spacious workshops, a new music studio, state-of-the-art equipment (including Macs and PCs) and specialist lecturers.


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Open days

Ashford College conducts information evenings and open day event son a regular basis. These events help prospective students experience the facilities on offer and also offer a glimpse of the course curriculum and the benefits of studying at Ashford College.

Prospective students can click here to view the schedule and register to attend an event.

Contact details

Ashford College

Jemmett Road



TN23 4RJ

Telephone: 0845 207 8220