Part-time Leisure Courses

Welcome to our part-time courses for the autumn/winter season. Across the Hadlow Group, which comprises West Kent College, Ashford College and Hadlow College, there are many exciting opportunities for you, with courses designed to suit a range of interests and lifestyles. You'll be able to take up a new hobby, gain additional skills within an existing interest or study a more formal qualification for a potential career change.

Please call us (from Wednesday 4th January 2017) to take advantage of our Buy-One-Get-One-Free part time courses offer!

Courses taking place at Ashford College:


Acrylic Nail Extensions

calendar Start Date: Monday, March 6th 2017 (10am-5pm)
time-duration Duration: 3 weeks
basket Cost: £295

Discover how to work with acrylic nails including the filing, cuticle work, application of french tips and buffing to a shine.  Over the period of the three sessions you will develop your technique and learn about the Health and Safety requirements for working with acrylic nails.


Shellac Gel Nails

calendar Start Date: Friday, March 10th 2017 (10am-4pm)
time-duration Duration: 1 week
basket Cost: £100

Using a UV lamp, you will learn how to apply long-lasting polishes to nails with this one-day course.  You will cover the filing, cuticle work, buffing of the nail and application of the gel using a UV/LED lamp. 


Basic Nail Art

calendar Start Date: Monday, February 20th 2017 (10am-2pm)
time-duration Duration: 1 week
basket Cost: £100

This introductory course will give you a step-by-step guide to painting techniques (including dotting, striping, glitters and application of diamante) as well as how to approach different designs. Covering both the theory and practical application you will also discover more about the Health and Safety practices needed.


Eyelash Extensions

calendar Start Date: Friday, March 17th 2017 (10am-4pm)
time-duration Duration: 3 weeks
basket Cost: £150

Learn about the safe application of semi-permanent eye lash extensions with this three week course. You will cover the preparation of the eye, the assessment over what types of lashes are suitable for the client and the individual application of the lashes according to length, depth and width.


Eyebrow Definition

calendar Start Date: Friday, April 21st 2017 (10am-4pm)
time-duration Duration: 1 week
basket Cost: £100

By the use of tinting, waxing and threading you will learn to create the ultimate definition and shape to the client's eyebrows.


Digital Photography

calendar Start Date: Wednesday, April 19th 2017 (6.30-9pm)
time-duration Duration: 6 weeks
basket Cost: £200

Explore how to make the most of your digital images. You will explore how to use the manual functions on your digital camera to get the best possible images, and how to edit photos using the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software.  Suitable for those with beginner or intermediate skills.


Introduction to Human Resource Practice

calendar Start Date: Tuesday, April 25th 2017 (6-9pm)
time-duration Duration: 2 weeks
basket Cost: £75

Have you thought of working as a Human Resource Practitioner? Do you want to know what is involved?

This course will give you an overview of the role of a practitioner and the responsibilities that it covers, including resourcing and talent planning, employee engagement, learning and development. As part of the course you will examine the function of the Human Resource department as a service provider and supporter of strategic objectives.

This course is the perfect introduction to the Level 3 CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice.


Course details correct at time of publication.

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Hadlow Group Buy-one-get-one-free Part-time Course Offer Terms and Conditions

  • Offer is related to part-time courses offered by Hadlow College and West Kent and Ashford College.
  • Applications must be made before January 31st, 2017.
  • Applications for both courses must be made at the same time.
  • The cheapest part-time course will be free.
  • Limit of one 'buy-oner-get-one-free' offer per person.
  • Part-time courses must be completed before July 31st, 2017.
  • The selected part-time courses must be booked with the same college, but can be used across different sites (for example Tonbridge and Ashford in the case of West Kent and Ashford College).
  • Offer only applicable for 'College Certified Courses'*

*Selected courses are exempt for the buy-one-get-one-free, please check when applying.

Hadlow College Part-time Courses
Payment for the part-time courses must be made upon application.

West Kent & Ashford College Part-time Course
Payment for the part-time courses will be paid upon enrolment.

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