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NC Higher Social Science and the Environment

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course explores the many fascinating disciplines of social sciences and environmental studies.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll explore different explanations for criminal behaviour using cases studies of extraordinary criminals, such as serial killers. You’ll also look at the important role of Forensic Psychologists in the Criminal Justice system.
You’ll examine psychological explanations of human behaviour through topics such as conformity. You’ll also look at the research process and methods psychologists use for conducting research.
You’ll develop a sound knowledge of sociological theories and how they explain the structures...

Youth Work and Communities (Level 6)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course will introduce you to the values and principles of Community Learning and Development (CLD). It will develop your understanding of community through exploring a range of issues including poverty, addiction, equality and social justice.

You’ll learn strategies on how to work more effectively with individuals and groups to help them improve their lives and their communities.

You’ll spend 3 days in college

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll explore professional values and principles, and those which underpin CLD.
You’ll investigate the different...

Access to Law, Business and Finance (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, Economics, Law, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Criminology, Business Studies and Research Skills.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll analyse the economic problem of unlimited wants in relation to limited resources and how this impacts on the daily choices made by individuals, firms and governments.
You’ll gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Scots Law including the sources of law and how new law is made. You will learn about the differences between the...

Business with Law and Accounting

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Other

This course will give you a good grounding in a wide variety of skills and knowledge relating to modern day business to prepare you for further study or starting your career. Topics you’ll cover include understanding business, economics, law, research skills and accounting.

You’ll begin by looking at large business organisations, including those operating globally. You’ll explore different business sectors, business objectives and what impacts on business success.

You’ll learn how to manage people and finance effectively, and develop your IT skills and knowledge.

You’ll also explore Scots Law, including the...

Access to Social Sciences with 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...

NC CAD/CAM

Ayrshire College

Full-time

Group Award or National Certificate

This course is for those who wish to develop a career in design and technology with a specific interest in Computer Aided Design (CAD). These skills are then linked to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) manufacture techniques and the programming involved in using these machines effectively.

It is an excellent starting point and will provide a good grounding point in the practical and theoretical aspects of both 2D and 3D CAD. Combined with manufacturing techniques, this provides a strong basis upon which to build a career within the Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction industries.

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HNC Childhood Practice

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This is a demanding course which will give you a deep understanding of the professional role of an Early Years Practitioner. It will help you develop the essential knowledge and skills you’ll need to work in early learning and childcare settings.

Each week you’ll spend 2 days in college and 2 days on a placement in an early years setting or primary school, working with the staff team.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll explore the frameworks and guidance available for supporting children and young people’s play, learning and development...

HNC Accounting

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This course gives you a good foundation for working in an accounting role. You’ll look at the key areas of accounting, and the IT knowledge and software which supports it. You’ll also explore other relevant topics to working in business.

Here's just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll learn how to record financial information, complete a VAT return and prepare financial statements.
You’ll look at cost accounting and recording costs, as well as management accounting using IT, learning how to present financial information such as budget statements.
You’ll learn to...

HNC Beauty

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This course offers a great foundation if you’re starting your Beauty studies, and develops existing skills if you’re progressing from Level 6. 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:
Anatomy and physiology - you’ll explore the main body systems and study the effects of various beauty therapies on these systems.
Manual and electrotherapy facial and body therapies - you’ll develop skills in a variety of techniques, such as exfoliation, massage, extraction,...

HNC Social Sciences

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This course looks at social issues that impact on our daily lives, from individual life experiences to global politics.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll look at the social and historical context in which Sociology developed as an academic discipline. You’ll explore the founding theories and how these help our understanding of societal issues such as gender, race, class and age inequality, as well as mass media, crime and deviance, education and family.
You’ll learn about the development of the major schools of thought in Psychology and the theorists that helped...

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