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This is a personal development programme for unemployed 16-25 year olds. It is an opportunity to develop a range of skills, gain qualifications and meet new people. You will learn through teamwork in the community.

What's Involved

The programme combines group and individual learning activities - indoor and outdoors. During the programme, Team members:

Week 1-2: Meet new people and planning ahead

Week 3: New experiences and residential

Weeks 4-6: Project for the benefit of the community

Weeks 7-8: Complete work placements

Week 9: Plan for the future

Weeks 10-11: Community challenge involving caring for others

Week 12: Team presentation

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By the end of the programme you will have:

  • Built confidence
  • Increased motivation
  • Uncovered hidden talents
  • Made new friends
  • Improved interview and CV writing techniques
  • Gained awareness of your local community


For further information on this course please contact the following staff members on 0300 303 0303

  • Kilmarnock Campus - Robert McCorriston or Dale McCarlie
  • Kilwinning Campus - Jacqueline MacFadzean
  • Ayr Campus - Tony Kane

or email

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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."