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NC Computing (Level 6)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course will develop your skills in hardware, software and applications, as well as introduce you to new areas such as servers and animation. It also includes a National Progression Award in Software Development.

You’ll extend your knowledge in the functional elements and structure in a computer system. You’ll learn to install and configure an operating system, along with additional components.

You’ll learn advanced concepts in software development and computer architecture such as code, constructs and algorithms. You’ll also design, create and develop your own applications.

You’ll look at the role...

Early Learning and Childcare (Level 6)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

On this course you’ll develop an understanding of how children learn and discover how to be in tune with children’s thinking. Each week you will be in college 3 days and 1 day volunteering opportunities across a range of early learning and childcare services with a 6 week placement near the end of your course in an early learning and childcare setting or primary school, working with children, young people and the staff team.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll look at child development from pre-birth to 16 years, including exploring child development...

NC Beauty Care (Level 6)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course offers a great foundation if you’re starting your Beauty studies, and also develops existing skills if you’re progressing from Level 5. Most units are both practical and theory based, and you’ll be working on paying clients in our commercial salon. You’ll also be encouraged to work part-time in a salon or spa to gain valuable work experience while you complete your studies.

Here’s just some of the units you may study:
Nail finishes - you’ll develop skills in shaping, improving the appearance of cuticles, nail polishing and basic hand massage.
Eye enhancements -...

NC Hairdressing (Level 6)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course builds on your existing skills, taking them to a more advanced and more creative level, as you develop your artistic flair and technical expertise. You’ll continue to train in our commercial salons on campus, but will also go on work experience one day a week to a local salon.

Here’s just some of the units you may study:
Ladies cutting - you’ll develop skills in combination cutting, blending together solid, graduation or layered cuts for a finished look. You’ll move onto creative cutting, exploring current looks and producing a folio.
Colour - you’ll...

NC Higher Health and Social Care

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course develops your knowledge and understanding for working 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 and social care provision available in Scotland to meet people’s needs. You’ll look at identifying people’s needs, legislation and promoting positive care environment and practice.
You’ll discover how social influences can impact on people and their life chances. You’ll look at what society can do...

NPTC Tree Surgery

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course is highly specialised, very physical and - due to the potentially hazardous nature of the work - extremely disciplined, so you’ll need to be able to follow instructions easily.

Two days a week, you’ll leave the College in the Land Rover at 9am and spend most of the day in a forest environment, either at the Dean Estate in Kilmarnock or Craigengillan Estate outside Dalmellington. (We provide all the Personal and Protective Equipment to bursary funded students).

The third day is classroom based, improving your employability skills through completing a First Aid...

NC Electrical Engineering

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This is an industry led course which supports the apprenticeship scheme and is SECTT (Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust) approved and sponsored. All the units are relevant to the work required of a first year apprentice and on successful completion, you’ll have the opportunity to sit the SECTT entrance exam.

It’s a mixture of practical hand skills and theory, and you’ll work in an environment which simulates a real life workplace.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll begin by learning about electrical principles and basic electrical concepts, including magnetic...

NC Fabrication and Welding Engineering

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course introduces you to the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work successfully in a welding engineering workshop. There’s a large practical element, but also some theory to help develop your knowledge of engineering materials and important aspects such as quality, managing projects, and health and safety.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll develop skills in the basic welding processes, including Manual Metal Arc (MMA), Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Metal Active Gas (MAG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG).
You’ll learn about fabrication processes (building metal structures by cutting, bending and assembling),...

NC Manufacturing Engineering

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course offers a good mix of practical work and theory to introduce you to the skills and knowledge you’ll need for further study or employment.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll learn to use basic maths and apply IT in an engineering context.
You’ll develop complex engineering workshop skills, including learning to read drawings, mark out, and manufacture components and an assembly to given specifications.
You’ll develop skills in complex engineering assemblies, learning about different mechanical fasteners, seals and bearings.
You’ll develop skills in using conventional, manual machinery,...

SVQ Nail Services @ SCQF Level 6

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Vocational

This course will help you develop advanced nail techniques and knowledge through a high volume of practical and theory sessions. You’ll also be encouraged to work part-time in a salon to gain valuable work experience while you complete your studies.

Here’s just some of the units you may study:
Nail enhancements - you’ll develop skills in applying and removing nail enhancements to cosmetically improve or camouflage nails, using sculpting techniques and tip application with coloured powders and light cured gels.
Nail art - you’ll learn how to create individual nail art using a range of...

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