Courses at Ayrshire College
Pathways to Health & Social Care
January - Short Full-time
Three relevant National 4s or Intermediate 1's, or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent. Students without any formal qualifications, but with life experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area will also be considered for entry. A place on the course is subject to an interview process.
The Pathways course enables learners to understand and explain why people use care services. This course covers preparation for employment within the care sector or progression to other courses and the development of essential care skills. It gives an opportunity to study subjects across a range of Health and Social Care subjects.
- Values and Principles in Care
- Social Influences on Behaviour
- Human Development and Behaviour
- Mental Health Issues - An Introduction
- Healthy Eating in a care setting Families in Modern Society
Progression on to SVQ level 2 Social Service and Health Care wide range of relevant vocational courses at SCQF Level 6 or employment.
Health, Social Care and Early Years
Are you a great listener? Are you happiest when helping solve people’s problems? A career in counselling can be very rewarding and you can really make a difference to people’s lives. If you enjoy helping people with their problems and want to make a positive difference to their lives, this could be the perfect job for you.
Health and Social Care
If you want to develop your knowledge of health and social care, or want to work in a caring profession, we have a range of courses that will inspire and challenge you whilst providing you with the skills you need.
Working with children, especially young children, is demanding. But it is also very rewarding. If you pursue a career in early education, childcare or playwork you can make a real difference to the quality of children's lives and to their families. For children to get a good start, they need to be looked after and educated by people with the right blend of skills and personal qualities. This sector is expanding and demand for qualified staff is set to rise.
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LATEST Health, social care and Early Years VIDEOS:
Angela dustorStudents from around the College presented to the Board of Management. They told their stories and the impact the college had made on their lives. Angela talks about her NC and HNC Social Care course here.
Students from around the College presented to the Board of Management. They told their stories and the impact the college had made on their lives. Angela talks about her NC and HNC Health Care course here.
lATEST STUDENT STORIES:
"It does not matter what age you are or what barriers you have to overcome, Ayrshire College will provide the right support for you." Read more about Elizabeth's story here.
Elizabeth Pollock, HNC Counselling
Jacqueline Bendoris, HNC Care and Administrative Practice
"It’s very important for children to have female and male role models, to help them develop, but also, for different kinds of understanding, interaction and play. I’m passionate that more men should be encouraged to work in the industry."
Paul McGuffie, HNC Early Education and Childcare
At Ayrshire College we understanding how important it is for care organisations to have a highly effective workforce. Our short course programmes are designed to enhance the trainee’s skills and knowledge to enable them to implement their learning into their day to day practices. Our tutors encourage trainees to share workplace challenges without breaching client confidentially; where possible they will try identify potential tools, techniques or further training that may be useful.
Health Care, Social Care and Early Years Courses
- SVQ 2 Social Services and Health Care
- SVQ 3 Social Services and Health Care
- SVQ 4 Social Services and Health Care
- SVQ 4 Leadership and Management of a Care Service
- Medical Terminology
- Infection Control
- Dementia Awareness
- Emergency First Aid
- First Aid at Work
- Mental Health First Aid
We also offer a wide range of other short courses and evening classes that may be of interest to you. Please visit our Business Centre page for more information.
Our Health, Social Care and Early Years are short courses are offered throughout our Ayrshire Campuses however we are happy to deliver these on your premises or customise the content for you. Call our Business Solutions Team on 0300 303 0303 option 4 to discuss your training requirements.