Courses at Ayrshire College
HNC Additional Support Needs
Full time, one year
Please note this course is NOW FULL
Two Highers at grade C or above, preferably including English, or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent:
- NC Social Care (SCQF Level 6)
- NC Early Education and Childcare (SCQF Level 6)SVQ 2 or 3 Social Services and Healthcare or SQ Social Services: children and young people (or equivalent)
- PDA Education Support Assistance
- 2 SQA Higher Grade passes at C or above, preferably including Higher English
- Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience
A place on the course is subject to an interview process and a satisfactory reference. Applicants will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme.
You will attend college 2 days a week plus 2 days placement. Please be aware that a placement is a mandatory component of this course. Placements are allocated to meet the requirements of the course.
This course can lead to a career within the care section and gives the opportunity to progress to further study. The HNC Additional Support Needs programme, which is a full time course, offers an integrated framework that includes studying at college with the experience in an additional support need setting.
- Principles of Practice
- Theoretical Approaches to Learning
- The Effects on Human Development
- Graded Unit
- Learning Approaches
Practical placement with children or adults who have additional support needs.
The HNC may provide employment opportunities for those working or wishing to work as an ASN support worker or assistant:
- within a mainstream school or college
- within a specialised school
- within a range of social service care settings
- within a range of community and/or third sector settings
- HND Additional Support Needs
HNC Additional Support needs provides a comprehensive awareness which will prepare Students for employment. You will be provided with underpinning knowledge and practical skills which support safe and effective cares which may lead onto a route to employment as an Additional Needs Support Worker or Practitioner.
Click here to read Katie's story and why you should study for a career in additional support needs here
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.