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Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (SWAP)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course is mainly units from Higher Chemistry, Higher Physics and Higher Maths, with some supporting subjects to help you prepare for a future career in STEM. It also offers a significant practical element, so expect plenty of ‘hands on’ experience in the lab.

You’ll develop your skills in ICT and communication.

In Chemistry, you’ll focus on three main topics:
Chemical Changes and Structure (reaction rates; atomic structure and bonding; formulae and reaction quantities; acids and bases)
Nature’s Chemistry (food and everyday products such as soaps, detergents and skincare)
Chemistry in...

Access to Nursing (SWAP)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course develops your skills and knowledge in preparation for a nursing degree.

Here’s some of the units you’ll study:
Values and Principles in Care - the health and social care provision available in Scotland to meet people’s needs, legislation, and positive care environment and practice.
Social Influences - a sociology based unit which looks at the impact of social influences on people’s life chances, and what society can do to improve these.
Human Development & Behaviour - a psychology based unit which looks at different stages of development across the life span...

Advanced Sports and Fitness

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course extends the skills and knowledge gained at Level 5/6, but is also suitable for direct entry. It incorporates an NPA in Exercise and Fitness Leadership.

You’ll spend some time in our fitness suites and sports facilities. However, there are also important theory and written elements, you’ll also be in the classroom a lot, as well as self-study.

Motivation and participation is essential. You’ll work alongside your peers, gaining confidence and developing leadership skills. You’ll be encouraged to extend your work and volunteering outwith college, to maximise your chances of networking and employment....

IMI Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

By the time you get to this level, you’ll have in depth knowledge of vehicle systems and advanced skills in how to repair to them. The focus now is on diagnosing problems and rectifying them.

When a warning light comes on in a vehicle, it’s to alert you that something’s not right - but it’s up to you to find out what!

Working on modern vehicles in our workshop, you’ll practise diagnosing all different types of faults, including electrical, engine, chassis and transmission.

You’ll then put your repair skills into...

Advanced Professional Cookery

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

By this level, your cookery skills will already be high - but you’re going to take them even further! You’ll cook a wide variety of complex soups, sauces, meat and fish main courses and simply stunning desserts. For every dish you make, your presentation will be first class.

You’ll spend a day a week working in the production kitchen of one of our live restaurants - either Inver at the Ayr Campus, or Salt and Barrel at Kilmarnock - where you’ll prepare top quality food for customers.

And like all our hospitality courses, you’ll...

SVQ3 Hairdressing @ SCQF Level 6/7

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Vocational

By now you’ll have a good level of skills and creativity, but this course will take things even further, as you develop into an independent, confident stylist. Demonstrating artistic flair and in depth technical knowledge, you’ll build on your speed and dexterity as you prepare to go into industry.

Providing relevant, realistic experience, you’ll continue to work in our commercial salons on campus, while also going on work experience one day a week to a local salon.

Here’s just some of the units you may study:
Client consultation - you’ll learn to fully...

Access to Life Science (SWAP)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

In Human Biology, you’ll focus on four main topics:
Human Cells (stem cells, somatic and germline cells, cancer cells)
Physiology and Health (reproductive organs and gametes)
Neurobiology and Communication (the nervous system and the brain)
Immunology and Public Health (defences, infectious diseases and immunisation)

There are four in Chemistry too:
Chemical Changes and Structure (controlling reaction rates and periodic trends)
Researching Chemistry (the relevance of chemical theory to everyday life)
Nature’s Chemistry (food and everyday products such as soaps, detergents and skincare)
Chemistry in Society (industrial production of products)...

Access to Primary Education and Humanities (SWAP)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course develops your skills for further academic study. You’ll learn about a range of subjects including English, Maths, Sociology, Psychology, History, Social Policy and ICT. You’ll also undertake a Community Engagement project of your choice.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll develop a sound knowledge of sociological theories and how they explain the structures of our society. You’ll apply these to a variety of contemporary social issues such as the impact of the mass media, the class system in the UK and the education system.
You’ll examine the psychological explanations of...

Access to Childhood Practice (SWAP)

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. The course will equip candidates with professional values; practical skills and theoretical knowledge, to work effectively in the changing early learning and childcare sector with a variety of service users. Each week you will be in college 3 days and 1 day on placement in an early learning and childcare or primary school placement experience, working with children, young people and the staff team.

The course includes the PDA Social Services (children and young people)...

SVQ Barbering @ SCQF Level 6

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Vocational

This course develops existing creative and practical skills, and technical knowledge. You’ll train in one of our on-campus commercial salons, working with real clients, as you further develop in cutting, colouring and styling gents’ hair.

Here’s just some of the units you may study:
Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
Provide shaving services
Provide client consultation services
Develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills
Provide specialist hair and scalp treatments
Colour and lighten men’s hair
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