Courses at Ayrshire College

PEZ Plus

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

SCQF Level

Level 4


Short Full-time

Campus/Course Availability


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Students on this course will normally have progressed from PEZ, however, there is scope for students to come straight in at this level. A place on the course is subject to an interview process.

What's Involved

This course is the next step for students having completed the PEZ programme. It aims to develop essential skills, motivation and self-confidence in an innovative and engaging way.

This course involves looking at the workplace. Different areas of employment are considered and students are given an overview of these areas. Course content includes a range of themes to assist in the development of varied skill sets such as working with others.

Themes include:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Energy
  • Health and Care
  • Hotels, Food and Drink
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail and Business
  • Scientific and Technical
  • Transport and Storage
  • Public Administration and Defence

Go Anywhere

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

  • 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 could also lead to employment or places with other training providers.

Possible careers you can explore:

  • Administration
  • Barista
  • Beauty
  • Hairdressing
  • Care worker
  • Chef
  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • 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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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."