Courses at Ayrshire College

24/7 Plus

Campus Attendance Start Date


January - Short Full time, 18 weeks

Campus/Course Availability


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We are looking for young people aged 15 or 16, that are eligible to leave school at Christmas and would benefit from a change of environment and approach in order to further develop their “softer skills” in order to positively progress. Attendance on this course will require the release from the Educational Authority.

What's Involved

24/7 is a bespoke course, tailor made to fit the needs of the young people accessing it

It uses the themes of:

  • Learner Journey (Settling in, accessing services and next steps/positive progression)
  • Citizenship (What makes a good citizen
  • How can we make a difference to our community?)
  • Health and Wellbeing (Alcohol, drug awareness and other health aspects)
  • Creative (An expressive journal allowing the young person to express themselves via various media)
  • Relationships (Looking at healthy relationships, how to form and maintain them)
  • Outdoor Learning (This could involve projects that would improve our local environment).

These themes are used to help the student develop skills and attributes that will allow them to achieve and progress in college and in life.

Go Anywhere

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

  • 24/7 Plus
  • Pez
  • PEZ Plus
  • Prince's Trust
  • Step into Customer Services
  • Step into Youth Work
  • Step into Employability
  • College vocational courses

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

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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."