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Studying at EKC Ashford College

When you study at the Ofsted Outstanding, EKC Ashford College, you benefit from expert teaching, a thriving student experience, and excellent student support.

Studying at EKC Ashford College puts you in the centre of town, surrounded by industry experts, extra-curricular activities and great transport links.

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Discover our College

Our campus is a modern site offering a wide range of programmes for students of any ability.

Our campus located on Elwick Road boasts excellent facilities including an established learning resource centre (The E-Hub), Engineering workshops, catering kitchens, music recording studio, and on-site hair and beauty salons.

With access to professional-standard equipment students get to train with the tools used in industry.

Art and design student painting

Your student experience

As an EKC Ashford College student, you gain access to a great student experience alongside your academic studies.

Our students get a wide range of opportunites throughout the academic year, which you can make the most of when you study here.

Ashford Culture day Mayor
Explore our Facilities

Our Facilities pages allow you to explore our learning spaces in depth and discover what opportunites await you at EKC Ashford College.

How to apply

If you have decided on a course or study programme, find out how to apply for EKC Ashford College.

Need help and advice?

Our College team are here to support you in a number of ways, such as to help you explore your options.

Our Facilities

EKC Ashford College’s facilities are available to all students and staff.

Music Studios

Our recording studio has been designed and built to the highest specification in consultation with industry professionals.

The facilities include a fantastic-sounding live room, booth and control room, and leading-edge equipment, including a 40-channel TL Audio Valve Technology Console, Neumann U87 condenser microphones and a wide range of rack effects units.

Students on Music and Media courses get to use this facility during their studies, but other students are welcome for enrichment sessions and music practice.

Hairdressing student and tutor working on a client

Elwick Hair and Beauty Salon

Our Elwick Hair and Beauty Salon provides the perfect place to unwind and get that little bit of time just for yourself – without breaking the bank.

They are staffed by professionally trained students from our Hair and Beauty department, who are under the supervision of experienced industry professionals.

Treatments include cutting and styling, colouring, blow drying, setting, hair up styling, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, eye treatments, back, neck and shoulder massages.

Appointments are available throughout term time, but at certain points in the academic year some appointments may be unavailable. Visitors should report to the College’s reception, where they will be directed to the Spa.

Music student working on a switchboard
Catering staff member helping student

Catering Kitchens

Our professional Catering Kitchens provide breakfast and main meals plus a wide range of Hot  Snacks, Fresh Baguettes and Sandwiches.

Students on our Catering courses get to cook and serve food from here during their course, building their hospitality skills.

Ashford college refectory board


Our Refectory is open during the day, serving food and hot and cold drinks including a selection of Coffees, Teas and Hot Chocolate.

There is a small dedicated seating area for our Refectory connected to the Atrium on the ground floor.

Student’s Union

As a student at EKC Ashford College, you will be a member of one of the best students’ unions in the country.

The EKC Ashford College Students’ Union represents your voice and is there to ensure your College experience is great.

Our current Students’ Union President is Jack, a second year music student, who is really focused this year on giving everyone the opportunities they want.

Jack music student

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.