Welcome and Awards

"As Principal, I work with students, staff, employers and stakeholders to make our vision a reality.

Our aim is to serve the people, communities and employers in Ayrshire. Ayrshire College plays a key role in helping to develop the economy in Ayrshire, by ensuring that students develop the right skills and positive attitudes to support the local, regional and national workforce needs.

We work in partnership with employers and other stakeholders to ensure we are focused on providing opportunities which meet demand in key industry sectors in Ayrshire and beyond and develop the high quality skills required for the economy. We are confident that by working together we will make Ayrshire College the best in Scotland; inclusive, innovative and sector leading. A college of which all our students, staff, stakeholders and communities will be proud."


Heather Dunk OBE

 


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Awards

2017

  1. SEMTA Skills Awards - Winner, Training Provider of the Year
  2. College Development Network Marketing Awards - Silver, Communications and PR Award
  3. College Development Network Marketing Awards - Silver, Digital Marketing Award
  4. College Development Network Marketing Awards - Silver, Events - Mission Discovery Ayrshire
  5. College Development Network Marketing Awards - Bronze, Events - CoderDojo Ayrshire
  6. Edurank Awards - UK Colleges:  Best Twitter Performance - Winner
  7. Edurank Awards - UK Colleges: Best LinkedIn Performance - Winner
  8. Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017 - Finalist, Excellence in People Development Award
  9. Herald Diversity Awards - Diversity Hero of the Year - Finalist, Steven Fegan
  10. Herald Diversity Awards - Rising Star Diversity Award - Winner, Kayleigh Haggo
  11. Herald Digital Business Awards - Public Sector Award - Finalist
  12. Herald Digital Business Awards - Best Use of Social Media - Finalist
  13. The North Ayrshire Community Sports Awards 2017 - Young Coach of the Year and Young Sports Ambassador of the Year - Finalist, Stuart Drummond
  14. The North Ayrshire Community Sports Awards 2017 - Sports Ambassador of the Year - Finalist, Paul Brodie
  15. The North Ayrshire Community Sports Awards 2017 - Young Sports Ambassador of the Year - Finalist, Adrienne Thomson
  16. The North Ayrshire Community Sports Awards 2017 - Partnership in Sport Award - Finalist, Ayrshire College Sport and Fitness Team
  17. The North Ayrshire Community Sports Awards 2017 - Sports Ambassador of the Year - Finalist, Kirsty Cameron
  18. The North Ayrshire Community Sports Awards 2017 - Power of Sport Award - Finalist, Deirdre Nagle
  19. The Scotland Women in Technology - Employer of the Year - Finalist
  20. Green Gown Awards - Student Engagement Category - Finalist
  21. Green Gown Awards - Community Category - Finalist
  22. CIS UK IT Awards - Not for Profit in the Project Excellence - Finalist
  23. Scottish Apprenticeship Awards - Apprentice Ambassador - Finalist, Anna Manson
  24. CDN Annual Awards - Developing a Regional Curriculum Award - Finalist
  25. CDN Annual Awards - Employer Connections Award - Finalist
  26. CDN Annual Awards - Inclusive College Award - Finalist
  27. CDN Annual Awards - Innovative Award - Finalist
  28. CDN Annual Awards - Student Citizenship Award -  Finalist, Kayleigh Haggo
  29. The Herald Global Game Changers Award - Innovating in STEM Education and Training - Commendation


2016 – for activity in 2015-16

  1. NUS Scotland – Winner, FE Student Association of the Year
  2. Youth Link Awards - Winner, National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2016 (Natasha Kerr)
  3. Youth Link Awards - Winner, Volunteer of the Year (Natasha Kerr)
  4. Herald Diversity Awards - Winner, Best Diversity Marketing and Social Issues Campaign
  5. Herald Diversity Awards - Winner, Rising Star Diversity (Sara Turkington)
  6. Herald Society Awards - Winner, Partnership
  7. Green Gown Awards – Highly Commended, Community
  8. SQA Star Awards – Highly Commended, SQA Champion (Billy Hutchison)
  9. SQA Star Awards – Winner, College Candidate of the Year (Natasha Kerr)
  10. College Development Network Annual Awards – Commended, College Business
  11. Scottish Student Sport Volunteer Champion Award Winner Highest Award, 5 Star
  12. Scottish Mentoring Joint Winner, Disability & Health Project of the Year 

2015 – for activity in 2014-15

  1. NUS Scotland Awards – Winner, LGBT Initiative
  2. Herald Society Awards - Winner, Judges’ Award
  3. SQA Star Awards – Winner, SQA Champion (John McTaggart)
  4. SQA Star Awards – Winner, College Candidate of the Year (Stephen Wilson)
  5. SQA Star Awards - Winner, Innovation (Young Innovators)
  6. SQA Star Awards - Highly Commended, Innovation (NHS/Police Scotland Initiative)
  7. College Development Network Annual Awards – Commended, Health and Wellbeing
  8. College Development Network Annual Awards - Highly Commended, Student Contribution (Stephen Wilson)
  9. College Development Network Annual Awards - Highly Commended, Employer Engagement
  10. College Development Network Marketing Awards – Bronze, Digital Marketing Award

2014 – for activity in 2013-14

  1. College Development Network Marketing Awards 2014 – Gold Winner, Integrated Marketing Campaign
  2. College Development Network Marketing Awards 2014 - Silver Winner, Students’ Award for Prospectus
  3. SQA Star Awards - Winner, College Candidate of the Year (Angela Alexander)
  4. SQA Star Awards - Highly Commended, SQA Champion (Janice Caldwell)
  5. SQA Star Awards – Highly Commended, Partnership (Work with Ryanair)
  6. College Development Network Annual Awards – Winner, Student Contribution (Angela Alexander)
  7. College Development Network Annual Awards - Highly Commended, Essential Skills (Early Years PE Training)
  8. College Development Network Annual Awards – Commended, Health and Wellbeing (Staff Programme)

2013

  1. Game Changer Awards – Silver Winner, Sporting Contribution Award
  2. SQA Star Awards – Highly Commended, College Candidate of the Year
  3. College Development Network Annual Awards – Winner, Student Contribution (Steven Fegan)
  4. College Development Network Annual Awards – Highly Commended, Employer Engagement