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Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course is all about preparing you for life after school – building skills, developing your confidence and helping you decide what your future goals are. Most of all, it lets you see choice of different workplaces out there.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll look at a wide range of vocational areas (workplaces) from trades like joinery and painting and decorating, to motor vehicles, sport, hair and beauty, fashion, early years education or electrical engineering. You’ll visit each department, hear first hand what it’s like to work in these areas and find...

IMI Level 1 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course is a mixture of developing practical skills in the garage workshop and learning the theory you’ll need to work successfully in the motor industry.

We'll develop your skills for employment, such as working as part of a team and creating a CV to get you noticed.

You’ll cover all vehicle-related systems, including engines, emissions, exhausts, electrical, brakes, fuel, starting, steering and suspension. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as you remove wheels, fit components and perform routine maintenance on vehicles.

You’ll look at the effects of vehicles on...

City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course gives you a great introduction to working horticulture. It’s mainly practical, with just a small amount of theory. Most of the time you’ll be based at our facilities at the Dean Estate. You’ll be outside in all weather, so pack your boots (and your lunch!) and experience the good, healthy feeling you get from hand-on gardening activities.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll develop gardening skills such as, grass and plant maintenance
You’ll learn gardening techniques such as how to carry out a range of maintenance tasks, including the safe...

Access to Health and Social Care

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course gives you a good introduction to what you’ll need to know and understand to work successfully in a care practice setting. The focus is on understanding why people use care services, and developing your skills to support the health and wellbeing of others.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll explore the Health Sector in Scotland looking specifically at health and social care provision, and what’s involved in working in the care sector.
You’ll develop basic health awareness, including the main body systems (such as respiratory and digestive) and how...

Access to Early Education and Childcare

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course introduces you to the knowledge and understanding you’ll need to work successfully in childcare. It will also develop your practical skills for working with children.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll learn why play is so important to children’s learning and development. You’ll look at the different types of play for children under 12, and how it contributes to their holistic development. Using your creative side, you’ll have plenty of fun making play dough, painting and constructing.
You’ll explore child development, looking at the key milestones for under 12s across...

City and Guilds Certificate in Construction Skills (Carpentry and Joinery)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This is a real practical course which gives you a great introduction to the skill of carpentry and joinery. The focus will be on learning different types of woodworking joints - joining pieces of timber together. You’ll also learn about various aspects of working successfully in a trade.
We’ll help you develop your skills for employment, such as working as part of a team.

Here's just some of what you'll be doing:
You’ll start by getting to know the tools of the trade for measuring, cutting and fixing.
You’ll then learn to construct basic...

An Introduction to Computing

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course will introduce you to programming and web design, giving you the skills you need to move on to further study. It also includes two National Progression Awards (NPA) in Games Development and Software Development.

You’ll begin with basic word processing and learn how to produce documents using packages such as Microsoft Word.

You’ll look at what’s involved in basic computer programming and learn how to create a simple software program for a given problem.

You’ll explore software development, including computing language, how to use common features and basic programming...

City & Guilds Certificate in Construction Skills (Painting and Decorating)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This is a real practical course which gives you a great introduction to the skill of painting and decorating. You’ll learn the various techniques and tips of the trade to do a top job on any type of surface, including walls, ceilings, doors, windows and skirtings.

We’ll help you develop your skills for employment, such as working as part of a team.

Here's just some of what you'll be doing:
You’ll start by learning about the tools and equipment a good decorator uses - from scrapers and rollers, to filling knives and chalk...

Introduction to Professional Cookery and Hospitality

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

If you want to take the first steps on an exciting career path in the fast growing hospitality industry, but have little/no experience in this area, then this is the course for you.

This is a very hands-on course and will give you a solid foundation in basic cooking and front of house skills.

You will be cooking twice a week in our professional kitchens, preparing dishes such as homemade burgers and salads to apple crumbles and breads. You will also be serving in our training restaurant, learning skills such as: plate carrying,...

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Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

The interns will be based at the University Hospital Crosshouse and will undertake 3 different work placements. The course runs from Monday 26 August 2019 until Friday 22 May 2020. Financial support for travel is available.

Interns will receive individualised instruction, coaching, support and feedback from their instructor, job coach, managers, and mentors.

You’ll build transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.

Here is more on what the interns...

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