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Retrain, reskill, or try something new with adult education at EKC Ashford College.

We promote lifelong learning and are dedicated to help you advance your career or take a new direction.  We offer a range of options for adults, including short and part-time courses, and options for higher education.

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Short and part-time courses

Enhance your skills and knowledge with our Short and Part-Time courses, designed to fit around you and your busy schedule.

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University Level

Elevate your future with our University Level programmes, offering an alternative pathway to university study.

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Access to HE

Discover our accredited access courses tailored to adults. If you are aged 19 and above, and you want to transition into a new career or pursue higher education, our Access to Higher Education courses provide a pathway to degree-level studies, ensuring you can achieve your academic aspirations.

EKC Plumbing and Electrical Training Centre

Based on the Kingsnorth Industrial Estate, Wotton Road in Ashford, our centre provides specialist accredited courses across the Building Services sector.

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Financial Support

Did you know we offer different types of financial support? Some of our short and part-time courses may be free to those who are on a low income or are in receipt of an approved benefit.

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Book an Open Day to experience our College and discover your options

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.