Ashford College

Elwick Road

Welcome to our brand new campus on Elwick Road, just a stone’s throw from the Ashford International railway station.

With £26 million of investment, the new purpose-built campus will offer state-of-the-art teaching facilities including fashion and photography studios, a professional kitchen, music production studio, multi-media Learning Resource Centre and workshops for motor-vehicle, bricklaying, plastering and plumbing.

Our hair and beauty salon, restaurant and coffee shop will be open to the public and provide a real-life working environment for students.

Designed to encourage collaborative group work, our campus on Elwick Road provides an inspiring backdrop to an outstanding education.

Great Facilities

We have a number of facilities that are open to the public and run in association with our students, providing them with real-life work experience. All students can benefit from the College facilities.

The new College features bespoke facilities, tailored to meet the needs of each course. This means that whatever you’re studying, whether it’s art, construction, photography, motor vehicle, catering, hair and beauty or IT, you will be learning with the latest equipment in each industry.

The LRC offers an extensive library, including study areas, computer bays with internet and student intranet access, local and national newspapers, professional magazines.

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

Open all day and offering a wide range of hot and cold snacks and drinks, salad, soup and fresh fruit.

Our salon is open to students, staff and the public during term-time. Enjoy a range of hair and beauty treatments, using luxury professional products, for a fraction of salon costs.

All treatments are carried out by our students under the supervision of highly qualified staff.

Find out more about the treatments on the Hair & Beauty Salon pages

How to Find Us

Public Transport

Our Elwick Road campus is just in the heart of the town centre, just three minutes walk from Ashford International station.

The station boasts multiple bus routes around the borough and the railway station is on HS1, offering Eurostar trains to Europe and Southeastern high speed services to London and the Kent Coast. There are regular mainline services around the south-east from Ashford, to destinations such as Tonbridge, Canterbury, Hastings and Thanet.

For more information, and to plan your journey, visit


The College is just 7 minutes from junction 9 of the M20. There are a number of car parks within walking distance of the campus, more information is available on Ashford Borough Council’s website.

For up-to-date traffic and travel information, visit Google Maps.