West Kent College

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West Kent College is one of the leading adult learning colleges in the UK. A part of the Hadlow Group, the College functions out of campuses in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The College offers a wide variety of adult learning courses that learners can use to advance in their careers. A number of learners have gone on to commence a career in a different domain after completing an adult learning course at West Kent College.


The Tonbridge campus offers state-of-the-art facilities that include design and photography studios, television and radio studios and a Learning Resource Centre. A hairdressing salon and a restaurant are also part of the campus. Both facilities are open to the public.

The Tunbridge Wells on the North Farm Industrial Estate and 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 or basketball.


The College offers a great study environment that is conducive to the academic growth and development of learners. With an affordable fees structure and a ‘job-focused’ curriculum West Kent College adult learning courses are designed to help learners find a relevant job with ease.

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Adult Learning Courses

West Kent College offers adult learning courses in the following categories:

  • Business and Management
  • Building and Construction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Health and Social Care
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Education
  • Photography
  • Catering
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports

Prospective learners navigate to a course of their choice using the course-search tool.

Applicants to course can apply directly by contacting the institution. Based on the course selected and the age of the learner the tuition fees will vary.

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Student story

Calley - Professional Cookery

“I started to learn about cooking when I was on the Prep 4 Life programme and I really loved it. I most enjoy baking; breads, cakes and cupcakes especially. One of the best parts about doing the course at College is the chance to work in the kitchens and make dishes for the theme nights in the restaurant – I really enjoyed world themes because we got to learn about different cultures. I would like to progress to Level 3 then get a bakery job, or work in a top restaurant or hotel.”

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Contact details

West Kent College

Brook Street, Tonbridge

Kent TN9 2PW

Telephone - 0845 207 8220