Courses at Ayrshire College


Campus Attendance Start Date
18 Short Full Time 18-Aug-2017 Apply
18 Short Full Time 18-Aug-2017 Apply
18 Short Full Time 18-Aug-2017 Apply
18 Short Full Time 18-Aug-2017 Apply

SCQF Level

Level 4


Short Full-time

Campus/Course Availability


Start Here

We are not looking for you to have any formal qualifications just the determination to succeed. A place on the course is subject to an interview process.

What's Involved

This course aims to develop essential skills, motivation and self-confidence in an innovative and engaging way. It gives a valuable grounding and qualification to students passionate about a range of issues and wishing to take an active role in society.

Course content includes a range of themes to assist in the development of varied skill sets such as working with others.

Themes include:

  • Scottish History
  • Local Investigation/Citizenship
  • Health and Wellbeing/PMA
  • Performing Arts
  • Learner Journey
  • 21st Century Greatest

A significant practical element takes place at external venues where the learner knowledge is reinforced by visiting historical sites and places of interest that have a direct bearing on the theme being learned.

Go Anywhere

If you successfully complete this course, here are some of the courses you can move on to at Ayrshire College:

  • PEZ Plus
  • Prince's Trust
  • Step into Employment

Vocational courses in:

  • Business and IT
  • Construction
  • Creative
  • Health, Social Care and Early Years
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Languages
  • Social Science
  • Sport and Fitness

Successful completion may also lead to employment or places with other training providers.

Possible careers you can explore:

  • Administration
  • Barista
  • Beauty
  • Care Worker
  • Chef
  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • Hairdressing
  • Sport Coach

Related News


The HIVE (Hope, Inspiration and Vision in Education) is a bespoke learning space which focuses on preparing young people for their next steps. The programmes aim to develop essential skills, motivation and self-confidence in an innovative and engaging way.

Our courses will develop your skills in a number of areas including team working, enterprise, leadership, employability, and customer care whilst you can look forward to taking part in community projects.

With an emphasis on student led learning, you will work through a number of units covering everything from social media, sports, music, and digital media which will help you to build the skills needed to progress with your education.

Former students of the HIVE have successfully applied to full-time courses at college whilst some are now going onto university.

With exciting programmes in Retail, Enterprise, Personal Empowerment and our partnership with the Prince’s Trust it’s always a hive of activity, so why not come and join us!

Click here to read more about the HIVE 


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Steven Fegan - Learning Engagement Officer

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Sarah Harvie

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"My time at college helped improve my confidence and communication skills. I now use the skills I gained in my day to day role."


Allan Rorison

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"During the Prince's Trust Team Programme I undertook two weeks work experience at McCallum Bagpipes. They were pleased with my work and offered me a full-time job."


Kim Rafferty

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"I was a young single mum when I started in the HIVE. The support I received was amazing and allowed me to juggle studying with family life."