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Food and Beverage Service

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course gives you the skills you need to provide great customer care when you’re serving food and drink.

You’ll gain real life work experience by serving real food to real customers in our fabulous Salt & Barrel restaurant in the Kilmarnock Campus. Here, every week you’ll get ‘hands on’ experience of waiting at tables - explaining to customers about the dishes available, taking orders and serving.

You’ll learn about food and drink products, so you can advise your customers on their choices.

You’ll also find out what you need to...

SVQ Performing Engineering Operations (Pre-Apprenticeship) Level 5

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Vocational

This course is extremely practical, teaching you the basic hand skills you’ll need to become a Modern Apprentice in engineering. It’s an essential part of a Modern Apprenticeship, making you more employable in an engineering discipline.

There’s a bit of theory which includes topics such as how to use technical information like engineering drawings, how to work effectively in an engineering post, and health & safety regulations. We’ll also spend a small amount of time developing your core skills for employment, such as working as part of a team.

Here’s just some of what...

NC Sports and Fitness

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course gives you a good introduction to sport and fitness, with a particular focus on the fitness industry, its opportunities and what you’ll need for a successful career in it.

You’ll spend most of your time in our fitness suites and sports facilities, both indoor and outdoor. Motivation and participation is essential, and you’ll work alongside your peers, gaining confidence and developing leadership skills.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Training - ever tried spin, HIIT or plyometrics? It all sounds a bit painful,...

Level 2 SVQ Social Services and Health Care

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Vocational

This course will equip you with the range of knowledge, skills and values you’ll need for working in care practice.

As well as offering an SVQ, it includes NPA in Health and Social Care: Skills for Practice.

Each week you’ll spend 2 days in college and 2 days on placement in a care setting, working with the staff team. Placements cover a whole range of care services across Ayrshire from the local authority, private and voluntary sectors.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll explore the...

NC Bakery

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

Baking has made a comeback. It’s hugely popular once again, probably at least partly due to a certain TV show! There are also more and more small bakeries opening up. This course will give you the bakery skills, techniques and knowledge you’ll need to start your career in this specialised industry or to move up to the next level of study.
You’ll start by learning to bake - a lot! If you’ve seen it on ‘Bake Off’, you’ll make it on this course. Breads, doughs, pastries, meringues, gateaux, tray bakes, cupcakes, sponge cakes, Christmas cakes - even wedding cakes....

SVQ Barbering @ SCQF Level 5

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Vocational

This course gives you a great introduction to barbering, 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 gents’ hair.

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.
Barbering techniques - you’ll learn precision cutting skills using techniques such as club cutting, texturising, scissor and clipper over comb, and...

City & Guilds Diploma in Bench Joinery

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

Bench joinery involves making products in a workshop which will then be fitted on site, such as doors, windows, staircases or units. This course focuses on the skills you’ll need for a career in bench joinery. As you might expect, you’ll do loads of practical work, but with a bit of theory too so you can find out what you need to know to work successfully in this trade.

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

You’ll start by learning to master your main tool...

Professional Cookery

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course will help you develop your existing skills in cookery and teach you more about working in an industrial kitchen.

You’ll increase your knowledge of food products, build on your food preparation skills and learn to cook a whole range of basic dishes for starters, main courses and desserts.

You’ll practise professional food preparation and cooking, and presentation techniques, while learning to work faster so you reach real life, industry speed.

You’ll also have the opportunity to develop new or existing service skills in one of our live restaurants -...

Access to Business, Administration and IT

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

Firstly, you’ll develop your IT skills and knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, so you can efficiently carry out a whole range of IT tasks.

You’ll learn skills needed for the day to day running of an office. You’ll develop your ‘front of office’ skills.

On the business side, you’ll begin by learning how businesses work. You’ll look at the different ways they can be set up and explore some of the key areas involved in running a successful business.

You’ll learn about the importance of marketing and...

Uniformed Services

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course introduces you to the knowledge and skills you’ll need to work successfully in government vocations, including communications, teamwork, leadership and many more. Many of the fact finding and practical tasks you’ll undertake mirror jobs and processes in the real workplace.

The course has excellent partnerships, working with the police, army, coastguard and fire service. You’ll make regular visits to the various services base locations, and hear from guest lecturers in the classroom to make sure you’re well informed in your specific area of interest.

Here’s just some of what you’ll...

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