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Routes to Careers - Health and Fitness

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course is suitable for young people who have completed the Connect to Careers course at college. It would also be suitable for young people with an additional support need who are preparing to leave familiar supportive education to seek either employment or a course in the college’s wider curriculum. Every week the students will attend college for 18 hours of learning, which will be at SCQF Level 4.

This course has a focus on practical qualifications which will help the students gain recognised accreditation to benefit them in the world of work.

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NC Beauty Care and Make-Up (Level 5)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

The course gives you a great introduction to skin and body care, including treatments for hands and feet. You’ll also be encouraged to gain valuable work experience through helping with community and college events.

Here’s just some of the units you may study:
Facial Skincare - you’ll learn how to perform a basic routine including cleansing, toning, moisturising, eyebrow tweezing and applying a mask.
Make-Up - you’ll develop skills in day, evening and bridal make-up, as well as learning corrective techniques, such as shading and hi-lighting, to enhance appearance.
Manicure - you’ll learn how...

NC Hairdressing (Level 5)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course gives you a great introduction to hairdressing, developing your creative and practical skills, and technical knowledge. You’ll train in one of our on-campus commercial salons, working with real clients, as you learn to cut, colour and style.

Here’s just some of the units you may study:
Shampoo and condition - you’ll look at structures and conditions of hair, skin and scalp; learning about products and developing techniques for scalp massage.
Ladies haircutting - you’ll learn to perform different cuts, including one length, layered and graduated, using techniques such as freehand cutting, thinning, pointing...

Early Learning and Childcare (Level 5)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

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

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll explore the importance of play for children from birth to 16 years. You’ll look at different types of play and activities, such as imaginative, creative, books and technology. You’ll develop skills to plan child-centered play experiences to help them reach their full potential.
You’ll look specifically at the importance of creative and aesthetic experiences in...

NC Health and Social Care

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course gives you an understanding of what you’ll need to know to work successfully in a care practice setting.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll explore the health and social care provision available in Scotland to meet people’s needs. You’ll investigate how needs are assessed, how care services meet these needs and positive care practice.
You’ll look at human development and behaviour. You’ll discover how life experiences can affect people, and explore psychological theories to understand behaviour.
You’ll learn how social influences can impact on people’s life chances, and...

NC Computing (Level 5)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course will give you a broad range of skills in computer hardware, software, applications and editing. It also includes a National Progression Award in Digital Media Editing.

You’ll begin by learning how to set up, maintain and upgrade computer hardware and systems. You’ll look at software components, and learn how to install software packages onto a system.

You’ll develop basic skills in applications development, from project planning through to creating a prototype. You’ll also test your application using a suitable development environment.

You’ll develop skills in three types of editing...

SVQ Nail Services @ SCQF Level 5

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Vocational

This course introduces you to the practical skills involved in nail care and other beauty treatments, while giving you the knowledge you’ll need to work in a commercial salon.



You’ll also be encouraged to gain valuable work experience through helping with community and college events.

Here’s just some of the units you may study:
Manicures - you’ll learn to perform a full treatment, including shaping, skin and cuticle treatments, hand massage, and applying the perfect finish.
Pedicure - you’ll learn how to perform a perfect pedicure, including shaping...

IMI Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

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

You'll keep developing your skills for employment or future self employment, such as communicating with customers or numeracy for preparing invoices.

Building on the IMI Level 1 course, you’ll still focus on all vehicle related systems. You’ll dismantle, assess and replace components from systems such as the engine, transmission, chassis, electrical and also the vehicle body.

You’ll also learn more about...

NC Social Science

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course gives you a good introduction to the foundation and fascinating world of social sciences and builds on your existing knowledge of contemporary issues.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll explore the nature of crime through famous case such as the Texas Tower Sniper, and the Square Mile of Murder in Glasgow, and develop an understanding of crime and deviance.
You’ll look at social psychology and discover how people’s social environment and interaction with others shapes their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
You’ll explore sociology and how it can help...

NQ Garden and Landscaping

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course will help you achieve a high level of skills in horticulture (gardening), as well as both soft and hard landscaping. Throughout the year, you’ll be based mainly at our facilities in the Dean Estate, so you’ll experience the changing seasons, as well as all the health and wellbeing benefits involved in working outside with nature.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll develop your horticultural skills for home gardens and allotments. You’ll grow your own crop and carry out maintenance tasks such as pruning. You’ll learn about plant ‘propagation’ and how to...

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