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Engineering, Manufacturing and Automotive

Whether you’re fascinated by the intricate workings of machines or aspire to become an engineer of the future, our courses provide the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in this dynamic industry.

Engineering student using equipment

Get access to top employers

Our links with top companies mean that you can develop the skills you need to succeed. Not only this, you will be able to take part in real-life projects and be inspired by those who are currently working in the industry.

Engineering robotic arm

Top Quality Facilities

Our facilities include workshops which have the tools and machinery used by professionals, based over at our Wotton Road site, as well as engineering labs based at Elwick Road, allowing students to do practical experiments and learn theory in engaging classrooms.

Our ‘Engineering Hub’ in Elwick Road includes cutting edge equipment, workshops, classrooms, and computer lab spaces for the teaching of specialist, technical qualifications in Business, Engineering, Computing and other Digital Technologies.

We have recently invested in new machines including CNC Machines and robotic arms which will help students learn vital skills.

Engineering student using lathe machine

How you apply for a course at EKC Ashford College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our subject areas, and see which of our courses is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for your chosen course via our website.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to an applicant day here at EKC Ashford College, where you can meet our team and enrol onto one of our courses.

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Career prospects

Engineering Technician
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.
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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.