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HNC Care and Administrative Practice (Nursing Route)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This course is highly valued by both universities and employers. It offers underpinning knowledge and practical skills which support safe and effective care, preparing you for further study or employment.

You’ll spend 2 days in college and 2 days on a clinical placement rotation for work base and learning experience. Placements could include an NHS hospital, local authority care home or private nursing home.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll look at the structure and funding of Health and Social Care Services in Scotland, including changes taking place, how...

HNC Social Services

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This course is highly valued by both universities and employers. It will teach you the skills, knowledge and values you’ll need to work effectively in a range of care settings.

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. They can include mental health services, residential care and homelessness projects.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll look at care in...

HNC Engineering Practice (Fabrication)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This course will give you sound knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of general engineering practice, while giving you the opportunity to specialise in fabrication.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll learn to use basic maths in an engineering context.
You’ll develop your understanding of fabrication, including using and marking out fabrication engineering drawings. You’ll look at the production processes of cutting, joining and assembly of fabricated components.
You’ll learn about specialised welding processes, such as metal arc gas shielded/flux cored; submerged arc and electro slag, for specific applications....

HND Beauty

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This course expands on your existing skills, to prepare you for entering the beauty industry. You’ll analyse client needs, combine multiple treatments, and perfect your time-management and promotional skills. Most units are both practical and theory. You’ll be working on paying clients in our commercial salon and be encouraged to work part-time in a salon or spa to gain valuable work experience.

Here’s just some of the units you may study:
Aromatherapy - you’ll learn about the composition, properties and effects of essential oils, and how to safely blend oils to provide an aromatherapy treatment via...

HNC Engineering Practice (Manufacturing)

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

If you’re considering a career in engineering, and in particular manufacturing, then this course can help you on your way.

This course will give you sound knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of general engineering practice, while giving you the opportunity to specialise in manufacturing.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll examine materials and learn how to select the correct ones for a range of products.
You’ll develop your skills in engineering measurement, reading drawings and specifications, and learning to measure a wide range of features common to...

HNC Applied Sciences

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This course focuses on biology and chemistry theory, but with the underpinning practical skills required to be a successful and employable scientist - be prepared to spend plenty of time in the lab conducting experiments and processing your results!

Firstly, on the theory side, you’ll look at fundamental chemistry, beginning with atomic structure and moving onto topics such as chemical formulae, organic chemistry and chemical equilibrium.

You’ll study the human body and its physiological processes such as the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems.

You’ll look at cell biology, including...

HNC Working with Communities

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This course will equip you with an understanding of the skills, methods and approaches used within the CLD profession. You’ll learn how to work effectively with individuals and groups to help make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

The course will involve critical reflection of a variety of issues such as social justice, inequality, poverty and social exclusion. You will also explore values and principles and processes which underpin society and social policy.

You’ll spend 2 days at college, plus 1 day each week in a relevant placement setting (mandatory)...

HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

You’ll spend time in our fitness suites and facilities, learning how to safely and competently instruct your clients within a gym environment. However, there’s also a substantial amount of theory and written elements, so be prepared to spend time in the classroom as well as self-study.

You’ll have the chance to:
gain hands on, industry led experience, through a weekly placement with a community partner (eg local gyms, Active Schools, community initiatives). You’ll hone your skills in a real life exercise and fitness environment, helping others make the most of active lifestyle choices.
learn top...

HNC Coaching and Developing Sport

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

You’ll spend a lot of your day in the coaching environment. However there’s also a fair bit of theory and written elements, so be prepared to spend time in the classroom as well as self-study.

You’ll have the chance to:
gain hands on, industry led experience, through a weekly placement with a community partner (eg Active Schools, Leisure Trusts). You’ll hone your coaching skills in a real life sporting environment, developing young athletes.
learn top tips for success from people who work in the industry, such as Kilmarnock FC, Nil by Mouth, Colours of our...

HNC Mechanical Engineering

Ayrshire College

Full-time

HNC / HND

This course will give you sound knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of mechanical engineering. It’s mainly theoretical, with a small practical element to prepare you for further study or employment.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll explore basic mechanical engineering principles, including statics and strength of materials, dynamics and thermofluids.
You’ll look further at thermofluids and how they can provide solutions to problems in engineering systems.
You’ll explore dynamics and motion, learning how to solve problems relating to linear and angular motion or to impulse, conservation of momentum,...

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