SCHOOL-COLLEGE PROSPECTUS - School-College Partnership Course Guide 2018/19 - Ayrshire College

 
SCHOOL-COLLEGE PROSPECTUS - School-College Partnership Course Guide 2018/19 - Ayrshire College
SCHOOL-COLLEGE
PROSPECTUS
School-College
Partnership
Course Guide
2018/19
SCHOOL-COLLEGE PROSPECTUS - School-College Partnership Course Guide 2018/19 - Ayrshire College
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
                                             Who can apply for these courses?                  What kind of support will I get when I’m at
                                                                                               school and College?
                                             The School-College courses are open to S4
                                             to S6 pupils. Places are limited and there is a   At College there will be support from your
                                             selection process that includes an application    lecturer. A feedback and review process to
                                             and interview (some courses require an            keep you on track will be supported by the
                                             aptitude test). Your guidance teacher will be     School-College Partnership Team. Where

Welcome to
                                             able to assist you with this process.             required, support will be available from the
                                                                                               Inclusive Learning Team to assist and mirror
                                             You should:                                       the support you receive at school. At school,
Ayrshire College                               •• Be prepared to participate fully in
                                                  the course
                                                                                               you will get support from your guidance
                                                                                               teacher and Skills Development Scotland
                                                                                               advisor.
Ayrshire College works closely with local      •• Be prepared to abide by Ayrshire College
authorities and secondary                         policies and code of conduct.
                                                                                               How do I travel to College?
schools to deliver a wide range of             •• Be interested in the course and have the
vocational qualifications to school pupils        entry requirements stated.
                                                                                               You will agree travel arrangements with your
that complements the Curriculum for                                                            school, ensuring that you arrive on time for
Excellence.                                  When will I attend College?
                                                                                               your College class. You will not have to pay
                                                                                               for your transport between school and the
Senior phase pupils (S4-S6) can study a      You will attend College alongside, and as an
                                                                                               College campus.
College course while continuing at school.   equally important part of, your school studies.
                                             The course begins in June, finishes for the
Our aim is to ensure young people have       summer holidays and starts again in August.
access to work-relevant educational          All dates, start and finish times are listed on
experience to enable them to make            the College website.
informed and ambitious choices about the
career route that’s right for them.

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SCHOOL-COLLEGE PROSPECTUS - School-College Partnership Course Guide 2018/19 - Ayrshire College
How will I be assessed at College?

    In vocational training programmes, students
    are assessed on their skills and knowledge
    of the areas covered in the course. There
    will be known points throughout the year
    that you will be assessed. Assessments vary
    depending on the course you have chosen.

    How will I know how I am doing on
    the course?

    Your lecturer will provide the School-College
    Partnership Team and your school with
    regular formal progress reports throughout
    the year. You will also be able to track and
    question your progress by speaking to
    your lecturer.

    How will the course be certificated?

    The course will appear on your SQA
    certificate, just like your school subjects.

    Where can I find out more information?

    For further information speak to your
    guidance teacher, a Skills Development
    Scotland advisor, the School-College
    Partnership Team or visit the Ayrshire
    College website:

                                                    SCIENCE
    www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/schools/school-college

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ADVANCED HIGHER BIOLOGY                                                                        ADVANCED HIGHER CHEMISTRY
SCQF Level 7 - Duration: 1 Year                                                                SCQF Level 7 - Duration: 1 Year

What is the course about?                      What do I need?                                 What is the course about?                     What do I need?

The Advanced Higher is for you if you          You would be expected to have passed Higher     The Advanced Higher is for you if you         You would be expected to have passed Higher
have a real interest in biology and you        Biology or Higher Human Biology at C or         have a real interest in chemistry and you     Chemistry at C or above.
are considering specialising in the subject    above.                                          are considering specialising in the subject
at College or university, or require the                                                       at College or university, or require the      Next Steps
subject for entry into a science-based         Next Steps                                      subject for entry into a science based
                                                                                                                                             You may progress to
course.                                                                                        course.
                                               You may progress to                                                                            •• An HNC/HND/degree in a chemistry-
It covers key aspects of life science at the                                                   The purpose of the course is to develop           based course
molecular scale, and extends to aspects         •• An HNC/HND/degree in a biology-		           your knowledge and understanding of            •• Related fields such as medicine, law,
of the biology of whole organisms that             based course or a related area              the physical and natural environments             dentistry, veterinary medicine,
are among the driving forces of evolution.      •• A career in a biology-based discipline or   beyond Higher level. The course builds on         engineering, environmental and health
                                                   related area                                                                                  sciences.
You will develop a sound theoretical                                                           Higher Chemistry, continuing to develop
understanding and practical experience                                                         the underlying theories of chemistry and
of experimental investigative work in            Kilmarnock Campus                             the practical skills used in the chemistry
                                                                                                                                               Kilmarnock Campus
biological science. Areas covered include:                                                     laboratory. Areas investigated include:
                                                 Tuesdays 9:00am-11:15am                                                                       Tuesdays 11:15am-1:15pm
    •• Cells and Proteins                        Thursdays 11:15am-1:15pm                         •• Inorganic and Physical Chemistry          Thursdays 9:00am-11:15am
    •• Organisms and Evolution                   Available to all schools                         •• Organic Chemistry and Industrial
                                                                                                                                               Available to all schools
    •• Investigative Biology                                                                         Analysis
                                                                                                  •• Researching Chemistry

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START HERE                   SCQF Level 4   SCQF Level 5            SCQF Level 6            SCQF Level 7            SCQF Level 8
                                 National 4     National 5              Higher                  HNC                     HND
       SCIENCE
      PATHWAYS

                                                Introduction to         NC Biomedical           HNC Applied             HND Biomedical
                                                Science (Biomedical     Sciences including      Sciences                Science
                                                Sciences and Nursing)   Science for Nursing

                                                                                                Advanced Higher
                                                                                                Biology
                                                                                                or
                                                                                                Advanced Higher
                                                                                                Chemistry

      Available as a School-
      College course

      Full-time College course

      Possible Progression

    GO ANYWHERE
                                                Another College         HNC Qualification       HND Qualification       University
                                                course                                                                  Examples of
                                                                        Examples of             Modern
                                                Modern                  Employment:             Apprenticeship          Employment:
                                                Apprenticeship          Apprentice Technician                           Hospital Laboratories,
                                                                                                Examples of             Paramedics,
                                                                                                Employment:             Microbiologist,
                                                                                                Apprentice Technician   Haematologist
                                                                                                                        Industrial Laboratories

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HIGHER PSYCHOLOGY
                 SCQF Level 6 - Duration: 1 Year

                 What is the course about?                      What do I need?

                 Psychology is the scientific study of human    You may not have studied psychology before,
                 thought and behaviour, it looks at why we      so having a Higher in a social subject and
                 think, feel, and act as we do. This course     English is strongly preferred. You should
                 covers three areas:                            also have at least 3 National 5 passes at B or
                                                                above, including English and one
                    •• Research: this unit looks at 		          social subject.
                       the importance of research
                       in Psychology and examines the 		        Next Steps
                       methods of research and ethical 		       You may progress to
                       considerations
                    •• Individual Behaviour: this unit 		         •• HNC Social Sciences
                       will look at topics including sleep        •• A Social Science degree such as
                       and dreams, stress, memory and                Psychology, Criminology or Social
                       psychopathology                               Sciences
                    •• Social Behaviour: this unit
                       examines conformity and 			                Ayr Campus
                       obedience, prejudice,
                       and attraction                             Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                 As part of course assessment you will            Kilmarnock Campus
                 need to complete an assignment. Each             Kilwinning Campus
                 year SQA issues a choice of subjects for
                 students to examine, from which you will         Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                 carry out your own research investigation,       Available to all schools
                 write it up and present it in a professional

SOCIAL SCIENCE   manner.

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START HERE                   SCQF Level 4   SCQF Level 5             SCQF Level 6               SCQF Level 7            SCQF Level 8
                                  National 4     National 5               Higher                     HNC                     HND
     SOCIAL SCIENCE
       PATHWAYS

                                                 NC Social Science        NC Higher Social           HNC Social Science      HND Social Science
                                                                          Science

                                                                          Higher Psychology

       Available as a School-
       College course
                                                                          Access to Primary
       Full-time College course                                           Education
                                                                          (Scottish Widening
       Possible Progression                                               Access Programme)

     GO ANYWHERE
                                                 Further College course   SWAP students              HND Qualification       University to study:
                                                                          articulate to university                           Social Science,
                                                 Modern                                              University to study:
                                                                                                                             Humanities, Teaching,
                                                 Apprenticeship           HNC Qualification          Social Science,
                                                                                                                             Law/Criminal Justice,
                                                                                                     Humanities, Teaching,
                                                                                                                             Journalism/Media,
                                                                          Examples of                Law/Criminal Justice,
                                                                                                                             Languages, Social
                                                                          employment:                Journalism/Media,
                                                                                                                             Work, Nursing,
                                                                          Criminal Justice,          Languages, Social
                                                                                                                             Environmental
                                                                          Administration,            Work, Nursing,
                                                                                                                             Management,
                                                                          Human Resources,           Environmental
                                                                                                                             Sustainability,
                                                                          Support Worker,            Management,
                                                                                                                             Business, Politics
                                                                          Police Service,            Sustainability,
                                                                          Market Research            Business, Politics      Police Training

                                                                                                     Police Training         Employment in a
                                                                                                                             range of these areas
                                                                                                     Employment in a
                                                                                                     range of these areas

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CONSTRUCTION   ADVANCED WOODWORK
               SCQF Level 5 - Duration: 1 Year
AND TRADES     Pupils need to be aged 16 years or over, due to the
               machine work involved
                                                                     What do I need?
               What is the course about?                             You need to have completed National 5
               This course will give you the opportunity             Practical Woodworking with a grade B or
               to construct furniture and will enable you            above. You will be interviewed and you need
               to develop:                                           to show that you want to learn new skills, have
                                                                     a real interest in the area, and that you are
                   •• An understanding of the relevant               committed to consistent and full attendance
                      health and safety considerations               throughout the course. You need a positive
                   •• Critical thinking and reflective 		            attitude with a desire to succeed.
                      evaluation skills within a
                      woodworking environment                        Next Steps
                   •• Employability skills for 			                   You may progress to:
                      woodworking and furniture
                      manufacture                                      •• Employment in woodworking sector/
                                                                          carpentry and joinery
               Units include, wood machining, workshop                 •• A relevant full-time College course
               practice, making a chair, and making a                  •• Apprenticeship or trainee position as a
               small box or cabinet.                                      cabinet maker

                                                                       Kilmarnock Campus

                                                                       Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                                                                       Available to East Ayrshire schools

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START HERE                   SCQF Level 6            SCQF Level 7

FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP: CIVIL ENGINEERING                                                  CONSTRUCTION
                                                                                                                           Higher                  HNC

                                                                                               PROFESSIONS
SCQF Level 6 - Duration: 2 Years - For S5 pupils only                                           PATHWAYS

                                                                                                                           Foundation              HNC Construction
                                                                                                                           Apprenticeship          Management
What is the course about?                    What do I need?                                                               Civil Engineering

Can you see yourself creating, planning      You should have or be working towards, a
and overseeing the construction of           National 5 qualifications in Mathematics. Your
buildings and infrastructure from roads,     guidance teacher should think you are capable
bridges and canals, to some of the tallest   of working at SCQF Level 6, the same level as                                 NC Civil Engineering    HNC Architectural
                                             a Higher qualification.                                                                               Technology
buildings in the world?                                                                                                                            with BiM

                                             Next Steps                                         Available as a
A Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil                                                            School-College course
Engineering is studied over two years and    You will have a solid basis for progression to
includes:                                    a modern apprenticeship or continuing your         Full-time College course
                                             studies at College or university in a range
                                             of construction or civil engineering careers       Possible Progression
     •• A National Certificate in Civil 		   specialisms like:
        Engineering
     •• At least one unit from the SVQ3 		     ••   Construction Management
        in Civil Engineering                                                                  GO ANYWHERE                  HNC Qualification       HND Qualification
                                               ••   Architectural technology
                                               ••   Quantity Surveying                                                     Modern Apprenticeship   University

                                               ••   Building Surveying                                                     Examples of             Examples of
                                                                                                                           employment:             employment:
                                                                                                                           Civil Engineering       Senior Level Technician
                                                                                                                           Technician,             in Civil Engineering or
                                                                                                                           Construction            Construction,
                                               Ayr Campus
                                                                                                                           Technician,             Quantity Surveying,
                                                                                                                           Quantity Surveying,     Building Surveying,
                                               Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-5:00pm                                        Building Surveying,     Construction
                                                                                                                           Construction            Management,
                                               Available to all schools                                                    Management,             Architectural
                                                                                                                           Architectural           Technology, Health
                                                                                                                           Technology,             and Safety, Land
                                                                                                                           Land Surveying,         Surveying
                                                                                                                           Health and Safety

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CONSTRUCTION OPERATIVES                                                                     INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
SCQF Level 4 - Duration: 1 Year                                                             SCQF Level 4 - Duration: 1 Year

What is the course about?                     What do I need?                               What is the course about?                    What do I need?
This is a mainly practical-based              There are no formal entry requirements for    This course gives you the opportunity        There are no formal entrance requirements.
construction course in which you will         this course, however it would be beneficial
                                                                                            to gain skills in a variety of trade areas
gain hands-on experience in site-based        for you to have, or be working towards, a
                                              National 4/5 in a technical subject.
                                                                                            such as Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery,    Next Steps
construction skills such as:                                                                Painting & Decorating and Plumbing.
                                                                                                                                         There are a variety of possible progression
     •• Laying paving slabs                                                                 You will develop awareness of health
                                                                                                                                         routes at the end of this course:
     •• Laying block paving
                                              Next Steps                                    and safety and attitudes that enhance
        (mono-blocking)                       This course may provide progression           employability within the construction/         •• A full-time construction course at
     •• Mixing and using concrete             opportunities to:                             engineering industry, or other sectors.           SCQF Level 4 or 5
                                                                                                                                           •• National Progression Award in
The practical activities will be delivered      •• Employment within the construction
                                                                                            You will study four City and Guilds               construction in a chosen trade
in an external environment to simulate             industry
                                                                                            Construction Units at SCQF Level 4 which       •• Modern Apprenticeship
an on-site working area. This course also       •• A bricklaying course at College
                                                •• An apprenticeship as a bricklayer        may include:
incorporates theoretical studies for
Health and Safety, which is an essential                                                       ••   Bricklaying
requirement for a future career in                                                             ••   Carpentry & Joinery                    Ayr Campus
construction.                                                                                  ••   Painting & Decorating                  Kilmarnock Campus
                                                Stewarton Academy
                                                                                               ••   Plumbing                               Kilwinning Campus (Nethermains)
Throughout this course, you will develop        Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
a range of transferable skills such as                                                                                                     Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                                                Available to East Ayrshire schools
effective communication, team working
and providing suitable solutions to basic                                                                                                  Available to all schools
problem solving tasks. These skills will be
embedded in the practical activities.

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SKILLS FOR WORK: AUTOMOTIVE                                                                     SKILLS FOR WORK: CONSTRUCTION CRAFT
SCQF Level 4 - Duration: 1 Year                                                                 SCQF Level 5 - Duration: 1 Year

What is the course about?                      What do I need?                                  What is the course about?                      What do I need?
This course provides you with a broad          You don’t need passes in specific subjects       You will develop good hand skills and          Skills for Work Construction Crafts Level 4 or
introduction to the automotive industry        to join this course, but you need a positive     study trades-specific units – Joinery,         other relevant experience.
and will introduce you to basic vocational     attitude and you should be willing to learn      Brickwork and Painting & Decorating. You
skills, knowledge and understanding.           new skills.                                      will complete an Employability Skills unit     Next Steps
Practical experiences of carrying out          Next Steps                                       which is designed to develop skills and        You have a choice of possible progression
basic vehicle checks are included as well                                                       attitudes that enhance employability, not      routes at the end of this course:
as the specific skills involved in removal     Successful completion of this course may         just in the construction industry, but in
and replacement of components and              provide you with opportunities to progress to:   employment generally.                            •• Full-time course at College working
mechanisms.                                                                                                                                         towards a National Progression Award
                                                 •• Scottish Vocational Qualifications                                                              in Construction
                                                                                                This course will enable you to develop
                                                    SVQs) and Modern Apprenticeships in                                                          •• Modern Apprenticeship
The overall purpose of the course is to                                                         good practical skills whilst gaining an
                                                    automotive areas
make sure that you develop practical skills,                                                    insight into what the industry has to offer.
                                                 •• Full-time National Certificate courses
knowledge and understanding needed
                                                 •• Full-time Institute of the Motor
within this industry as well as developing
                                                    Industry courses at Ayrshire College
the skills employers are looking for: skills
                                                 •• Training or employment                                                                       Ayr Campus
like team working, following instructions
and good customer service.                                                                                                                       Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

                                                 Kilmarnock Campus                                                                               Available to South Ayrshire schools
     ••   Automotive Skills: The Garage
                                                 Kilwinning Campus
     ••   Automotive Skills: The Technician
                                                 (3 Towns Motor Project)
     ••   Automotive Skills: The Car
     ••   Automotive Skills: The Vehicle 		      Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm-4:00pm
          Modification Project
                                                 Available to North and
                                                 East Ayrshire schools

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FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP: ENGINEERING
              SCQF Level 6 - Duration: 2 Years - For S5 pupils only

              What is the course about?                   What do I need?

              The Foundation Apprenticeship               You should have, or be working towards,
              in Engineering develops the skills          National 5 Mathematics at the start of
              and knowledge to enter a career in          S5. Candidates will be interviewed and should
              engineering. It is designed to provide      demonstrate a desire to learn new skills and a
              you with theory, practical and work         commitment to consistent and full attendance.
                                                          All applicants will be required to complete an
              related experience. It also contributes
                                                          aptitude test.
              directly to achievement of the Modern
              Apprenticeship in Engineering by
                                                          Next Steps
              attainment of the core units of the
              qualification                               When you complete this course successfully
                                                          you may progress to:
              Year 1: In S5 pupils will work towards
                                                                 •• A Modern Apprenticeship
              Performing Engineering Operations units
                                                                 •• Employment
              (SCQF Level 5) and a proportion of the
                                                                 •• An HNC/D College course in a
              units from an Engineering related NC
                                                                    related subject
              (SCQF Level 6).
                                                                 •• University
              Year 2: In S6 pupils will complete any
              outstanding Performing Engineering            Ayr Campus
              Operations units (SCQF Level 5) and the       Skills Centre for Excellence, Irvine
              remainder of any units for the chosen NC.
                                                            Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-5:00pm
                                                            Available to all schools

ENGINEERING
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SKILLS FOR WORK: ENGINEERING SKILLS                                                        SVQ PERFORMING ENGINEERING OPERATIONS
SCQF Level 5 - Duration: 1 Year                                                            SCQF Level 4 - Duration: 1 Year

What is the course about?                 What do I need?                                  What is the course about?                     What do I need?

This course will help you develop         There are no formal entrance requirements        This course is for anyone who has             There are no formal entrance requirements
the practical skills, knowledge and       but if you want to take engineering further      an interest in engineering, enjoys            but if you want to take engineering further
understanding, and employability skills   you should be working at National 5 Level in     practical hands-on work in a workshop         you should be working at National 5 Level
needed in the engineering sector. This    Maths. National 5 Physics is also helpful to     environment, can solve problems               in Maths. National 5 Physics is also helpful
course focuses on the broad areas of:     have. You will be interviewed and need to        and wants to gain relevant practical          to have. Candidates will be interviewed and
                                          demonstrate a desire to learn new skills and a                                                 need to demonstrate a desire to learn new
                                                                                           experience in this industry, to possibly
                                          commitment to consistent and full attendance,                                                  skills, and a commitment to consistent and full
     ••   Mechanical/Fabrication
                                          which will increase the chances of success in
                                                                                           gain an apprenticeship.                       attendance.
     ••   Electrical/Electronic
                                          achieving the qualification.
     ••   Engineering Maintenance                                                          Students will learn a range of vocational     Next Steps
     ••   Design and Manufacture                                                           skills including:
                                          Next Steps
                                                                                                                                         Successful completion of this course may
You will gain transferable skills which   Successful completion of this course may                                                       provide you with opportunities to progress to
                                                                                                •• Making components using hand
can be applied to any of the above        provide you with opportunities to progress to                                                  a full-time engineering College course.
                                                                                                   tools and fitting techniques
engineering areas.                        a full-time engineering College course.               •• Using semi-automatic MIG or
                                                                                                   MAG welding equipment
                                                                                                •• Complying with statutory 			            Kilmarnock Campus
                                            Ayr Campus                                             regulations and organisational
                                            Skills Centre for Excellence, Irvine                   safety requirements                     Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                                            Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm                •• Working efficiently and effectively     Available to East Ayrshire schools
                                                                                                   in engineering
                                            Available to North and South Ayrshire               •• Using and communicating
                                            schools
                                                                                                   technical information

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SVQ PERFORMING ENGINEERING OPERATIONS
SCQF Level 5 - Duration: 1 Year

What is the course about?                        What do I need?
This course is for anyone who has                There are no formal entrance requirements
an interest in engineering, enjoys               but if you want to take engineering further
practical hands-on work in a workshop            you should be working at National 5 Level
environment, can problem solve                   in Maths. National 5 Physics is also helpful
and wishes to gain relevant practical            to have. Candidates will be interviewed and
                                                 need to demonstrate a desire to learn new
experience within this industry, to possibly
                                                 skills and a commitment to consistent and full
gain an apprenticeship.                          attendance.

This course provides a basic requirement         Next Steps
for a Modern Apprenticeship. Students            Successful completion of this course may
will learn vocational skills in engineering      provide you with the opportunity to progress
including:                                       to a full-time engineering College course or a
                                                 Modern Apprenticeship.
     •• Producing components using hand
        fitting techniques
     •• Producing mechanical assemblies            Kilmarnock Campus (Infill)
     •• Using and communicating technical
        information                                Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am-4:00pm
     •• Working efficiently and effectively in     Available to East Ayrshire schools
        engineering
     •• Working safely in an engineering
        environment                                Loudoun Academy

                                                   Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                                                   Available to pupils of Loudoun
                                                   Academy

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START HERE                   SCQF Level 4              SCQF Level 5             SCQF Level 6             SCQF Level 7             SCQF Level 8
                                  National 4                National 5               Higher                   HNC                      HND
      ENGINEERING
       PATHWAYS

                                  SVQ Performing            Skills for Work:         Foundation
                                  Engineering                                                                 HNC Engineering
                                                            Engineering skills       Apprenticeship:
                                  Operations                                                                  Practice Electrical,
                                                                                     Engineering              Fabrication, Welding
                                                                                                              and Manufacturing

                                                                                                              HNC Mechanical           HND Mechanical
                                                            SVQ Performing           NC Engineering           Engineering              Engineering
                                                            Engineering              (Aeronautical/
                                                            Operations               Electrical
                                                                                     Fabrication/Welding,
       Available as a                                                                Manufacturing/           HNC Aircraft
                                                                                     Mechanical)                                       HND Aircraft
       School-College course                                                                                  Engineering              Engineering
       Full-time College course

       Possible Progression                                                                                   HNC Electrical           HND Electrical
                                                                                                              Engineering              Engineering

     GO ANYWHERE

                                                                                                              HND Qualification
                                                                                                                                       University
                                  Further College           Further College course   Further College course   University
                                  course                                                                                               Examples of
                                                            Foundation               Modern                   Engineering Academy      employment:
                                  Level 5 PEO course,       Apprenticeship or        Apprenticeship within                             Fabricator/
                                  or a Level 6 NC if you    an NC                    the engineering sector   Examples of
                                                                                                                                       Welder/Electrical
                                  have the qualifications                                                     employment:
                                                            Modern Apprenticeship                                                      or Mechanical
                                  to do so. You may be                                                        Fabricator/Welder/
                                                            within the engineering                                                     Technician/CNC
                                  able to gain semi-                                                          Electrical or
                                                            sector                                                                     or Conventional
                                  skilled employment                                                          Mechanical Technician/
                                                                                                                                       Machinist/CAD
                                                                                                              CNC or Conventional
                                                                                                                                       Technician or
                                                                                                              Machinist/CAD
                                                                                                                                       Aerospace-related
                                                                                                              Technician or
                                                                                                                                       industry
                                                                                                              Aerospace-related
                                                                                                              industry

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COMPUTING   FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
            SCQF Level 6 - Duration: 2 Years
            For S5 Pupils Only

            What is the course about?                      What do I need?

            During this course you will be studying        To get a place on this course you will:
            for a National Progression Award in
                                                               •• Have a real interest in programming,
            Software Development (SCQF Level 6)
                                                                  software development, application
            and five units from the Diploma for IT and
                                                                  design and/or website creation
            Telecommunications Professional (SCQF              •• Be working towards a National 5
            Level 6).                                             qualification during S5, including either
                                                                  Maths or Computing
            Year 1: You’ll spend your time on the
            course coding, developing, testing and         Next Steps
            even trying out some gaming. You’ll also
            learn the importance of being able to          When you successfully complete this course,
            understand and follow the client’s brief.      you’ll be able to move on to:
            You will produce a final product (typically        •• A Modern Apprenticeship
            a website), so if you’re a hands-on person         •• Employment
            who likes to have something to show for            •• An HNC/D college Course in a related
            your work then this is definitely the course          subject
            for you!                                           •• University

            Year 2: A large part of this year will focus
            on getting some real work experience.            Ayr Campus
            This is one of the big advantages of doing
            a Foundation Apprenticeship.                     Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                                                             Available to all Ayrshire schools

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FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP:                                                                        NPA COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT
HARDWARE AND SYSTEM SUPPORT
						                                                                                            SCQF Level 5 - Duration: 1 Year
SCQF Level 6 - Duration: 2 Years - For S5 Pupils Only
What is the course about?                      What do I need?                                    What is the course about?                       What do I need?

During this course you will study              To get a place on this course you will:            The National Progression Award (NPA)            You need to have a basic level of skills in
for a National Progression Award in                                                               in Computer Games Development                   Microsoft Word and understand the general
Professional Computer Fundamentals                 •• Have a real interest in computer 		         (SCQF Level 5) is intended to prepare           operation/navigation of a Windows-based PC.
(SCQF Level 6) and five units from the                hardware and system support                 you for progression to further study in         Some previous experience of coding using
Diploma for IT and Telecommunications              •• Be working towards a National 5 		          Computer Games Development, Digital             platforms like Scratch and App Inventor would
                                                      qualification during S5, including either                                                   be advantageous, though not essential.
Professional (SCQF Level 6).                                                                      Media Studies, Computing Science and IT
                                                      Maths or Computing
                                                                                                  subjects. You will:
Year 1: You’ll spend time learning about                                                                                                          Next Steps
                                               Next Steps                                            •• Design your own narrative for a
computer networks, network hardware,                                                                                                              Successful completion of this course may allow
operating system security, network             Once you have completed the course, you will             computer game
                                                                                                     •• Design and create your own characters,    you to progress to:
security, server installations, and server     have a solid basis for progression to a Modern
                                                                                                        objects and levels                           •• National Certificate (Level 6) in a range
performance and maintenance.                   Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications
                                               (SCQF Level 6), or further your studies               •• Create and capture sounds and 		                of computing and digital skills
                                               at College or university. There is also the              graphics                                     •• A Foundation Apprenticeship in
Year 2: A large part of this year will focus                                                         •• Design how the user interacts with your
on getting some real work experience.          possibility of exploring options for a related                                                           Software Development or Hardware
                                               Graduate Level Apprenticeship in ICT/Digital.            game                                            and Systems Support
This is one of the big advantages of doing                                                           •• Undertake an activity to promote your
a Foundation Apprenticeship.                                                                            game
                                                                                                     •• Improve your core skills
                                                 Kilwinning Campus                                                                                  Ayr Campus

                                                 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm                                                               Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

                                                 Available to all Ayrshire schools                                                                  Available to South Ayrshire schools

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NPA COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT                                                                     NPA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
SCQF Level 6 - Duration: 1 Year                                                                    SCQF Level 4 - Duration: 1 Year

What is the course about?                         What do I need?                                  What is the course about?                        What do I need?

The National Progression Award (NPA)              You need to have a basic level of skills in      The National Progression Award (NPA) in          You need to have a basic level of skills in
in Computer Games Development                     Microsoft Word and understand the general        Software Development (SCQF Level 4) is           Microsoft Word and understand the general
(SCQF Level 6) is intended to prepare             operation/navigation of a Windows-based PC.      intended to prepare you for progression          operation/navigation of a Windows-based PC.
you for progression to further study in           Some previous experience of coding using         to further study in a variety of computing       Some previous experience of coding using
Computer Games Development, Digital               platforms like Scratch and App Inventor would    disciplines.                                     platforms like Scratch and App Inventor would
                                                  be advantageous though not essential.                                                             be good though not essential.
Media Studies, Computing Science and
IT subjects. This courses will give you the                                                        During the award you will learn all about
                                                  Next Steps
opportunity to:                                                                                    the basic programming concepts and how           Next Steps
                                                  Successful completion of this course may allow   to write short programs using a software         Successful completion of this course may allow
     •• Design your own narrative for a 		        you to progress to:                              development language and environment.            you to progress to:
        computer game                                                                              You will learn how to devise solutions to
     •• Design and create your own characters,       •• HNC in Computer Games 			                                                                      •• NC Computing at Level 5
                                                                                                   problems in software development.
        objects and levels                              Development                                                                                    •• NC Games and Software Development
     •• Create and capture sounds and 		             •• HNC Computing Science                                                                          •• Foundation Apprenticeship in
                                                     •• Digital Media Production                   These courses will give you the                        Information Technology: Software
        graphics
                                                                                                   opportunity to develop:                                Development
     •• Design how the user interacts with your
        game                                                                                          •• Understanding of the principles
     •• Undertake an activity to promote your       Kilwinning Campus                                    of software development, software
        game                                                                                                                                          Kilmarnock Campus
                                                    Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm                 development languages and
     •• Improve your core skills                                                                         environments                                 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                                                    Available to North Ayrshire schools               •• Entry level skills using a high level
                                                                                                         programming language                         Available to East Ayrshire schools
                                                                                                      •• Industry-standard software and
                                                                                                         principles
                                                                                                      •• Core Skills in problem solving in
                                                                                                         relation to software development
                                                                                                      •• Analytical and other transferable skills
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START HERE                   SCQF Level 4         SCQF Level 5        SCQF Level 6           SCQF Level 7            SCQF Level 8
                                  National 4           National 5          Higher                 HNC                     HND
      COMPUTING
       PATHWAYS

                                  NPA Software         NPA Games           NPA Games              HNC Computer            HND Computer
                                  Development          Development         Development            Games Development       Games Development

                                                                                                                         HND Computer
                                  An Introduction to   NC Computing        NC Computing           HNC Computer           Science
                                  Computing                                                       Science

                                                                           NC Computer
                                                                           Games and Software
                                                                           Development                                   HND Computing
       Available as a                                                                                                    (Technical Support)
       School-College course
                                                                           Foundation
       Full-time College course                                            Apprenticeship:
                                                                           Software
                                                                           Development
       Possible Progression

                                                                           Foundation             HNC Computing
                                                                           Apprenticeship:        (Technical support)
                                                                           Hardware and
     GO ANYWHERE                                                           System Support

                                  Further College      Further College     HNC Qualification      HND Qualification        University
                                  course               course
                                                                           Modern                 University               Examples of
                                  Modern               Foundation          Apprenticeship                                  employment:
                                  Apprenticeship       Apprenticeship                             Examples of              Programmer, Analyst,
                                  in Software          Modern              Examples of            employment:              Technical support,
                                  Development and                          employment:            Programmer, Analyst,     Information Systems
                                                       Apprenticeship      Programmer, Analyst,   Technical support,
                                  Technical Support                                                                        Manager
                                                       in Software         Technical Support      Information Systems
                                                       Development and                            Manager
                                                       Technical support

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PORTFOLIO WORK (INCLUDING LIFE DRAWING AND PRINTMAKING)
           SCQF Level 6 - Duration: 1 Year

           What is the course about?                      What do I need?

           This course is about broadening your           You should already have achieved a Higher in
           artistic skills by providing you with an       Art and should be intending to apply to art
           opportunity to develop key life drawing        school or to study art in College.
           skills, and also to experiment with printing
           in a range of media including textiles.        Next Steps
                                                          Successful completion of this course may allow
           The Printmaking unit will introduce you        you to progress on to our Level 6 or NC Art &
           to printmaking skills by allowing you to       Design full-time course, as well as supporting
           experiment with different methods. You         any application you make to Art School.
           will produce a portfolio of experimental
           prints, and plan, produce and present
           finished prints. This unit will be delivered
                                                            Ayr Campus
           along with an Applied Techniques unit,
           where you will research, develop, produce        Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm
           and present a design for print to a
                                                            Available to all Ayrshire schools
           given brief.

           The Personal Project unit will focus on
           drawing the human form and take you
           from the fundamentals of drawing through
           a variety of linear and tonal exercises,
           through to producing a plan for a personal
           project, which you will then develop,

CREATIVE
           produce and evaluate.

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START HERE                       SCQF Level 6              SCQF Level 7              SCQF Level 8

ART AND DESIGN
                                 Higher                    HNC                       HND
                                                                                                                FILM-MAKING (INCLUDING NPA DIGITAL MEDIA EDITING)
   PATHWAYS
                                                                                                                SCQF Level 5 - Duration: 1 Year
                                 Portfolio Work            HNC Art and Design        HND Art and Design
                                 (Including life drawing
                                 and print work)                                                                What is the course about?                      What do I need?

                                                                                                                Anyone with a view to making a career          Life, energy, creativity and 4 National 4s or
                                                                                                                in the media, with the primary focus on        equivalent. English is a desirable qualification,
                                                                                                                film, TV and radio. This course is a great     particularly if you are looking to progress onto
                                                           HNC Visual                HND Visual                                                                one of our other full-time media courses.
                                 NC Art and Design
                                                           Communication             Communication
                                                                                                                mix of theory to focus your knowledge
                                                                                                                and practical projects to improve your         A place on the course is subject to an
                                                                                                                technical and team working skills.             interview process where you’ll get the
      Available as a School-                                                                                                                                   opportunity to show us exactly why you should
      College course
                                                                                                                Building media knowledge and your ability      be on the course and learning all about media
      Full-time College course                                                                                  to critically analyse media. You’ll look at    production. You will be working primarily
                                                                                                                                                               in groups and so a strong commitment and
                                                                                                                video and audio production, challenging
                                                                                                                                                               excellent attendance is essential.
      Possible Progression                                                                                      your technical and critical ability, through
                                                                                                                practical projects. Developing skills and      Next Steps
                                                                                                                knowledge that can be built upon to
                                                                                                                drive you on through further work, study       This course would be a perfect lead into
GO ANYWHERE                                                                                                                                                    our Level 6 Film and Broadcasting course
                                                                                                                and practice, building your confidence,        that further develops your creative skills and
                                 HNC Qualification         HND Qualification          University                potential and desire to work in the highly     practice. From there you can potentially move
                                 Examples of               University                 Examples of               competitive world of media production.         onto our HNC Media Analysis and Production
                                 employment:                                          Employment:                                                              course and into employment or Higher
                                 Practising Artist,        Modern                     Practising Artist,
                                                           Apprenticeship             Community
                                                                                                                                                               Education.
                                 Community Arts,
                                 Youth Arts Worker,                                   Arts, Youth Arts
                                                           Examples of
                                 Jewellery Designer,                                  Worker, Jewellery
                                                           Employment:
                                 Art Therapist, Fine Art                              Designer, Art
                                                           Practising Artist,
                                 Photographer,                                        Therapist, Fine Art
                                                           Community
                                 Teacher                   Arts, Youth Arts
                                                                                      Photographer,                                                              Ayr Campus
                                                                                      Teacher, Animator,
                                                           Worker, Jewellery
                                                           Designer, Art
                                                                                      Illustrator, Printmaker                                                    Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                                                           Therapist, Fine
                                                           Art Photographer,                                                                                     Available to all Ayrshire schools
                                                           Teacher, Animator,
                                                           Illustrator, Printmaker
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START HERE                   SCQF Level 4   SCQF Level 5             SCQF Level 6            SCQF Level 7             SCQF Level 8
                                  National 4     National 5               Higher                  HNC                      HND
          MEDIA
      PRODUCTIONS
        PATHWAYS

                                                 Introduction to          Photography              HNC Photography         HND Photography
                                                 Photography              and Film-Making
                                                 and Film-Making

                                                 Introduction to Film     Film and Broadcasting   HNC Media Analysis
                                                 and Broadcasting                                 and Production

                                                 Film-Making
       Available as a                            (incorporating NPA
       School-College course                     Digital Media Editing)

       Full-time College course

       Possible Progression

     GO ANYWHERE                                 Further College          HNC Qualification       HND Qualification        University - Any
                                                 course                                                                    relevant media or film
                                                                          Examples of             University - any         degree programme
                                                 Examples of              Employment: Runner,     relevant media or film
                                                 Employment:              Broadcast Journalist,   degree programme         Examples of
                                                 Runner, Broadcast        Editorial Assistant,                             Employment:
                                                 Journalist, Editorial    TV/Radio/Film           Examples of              Runner, Broadcast
                                                 Assistant, TV/Radio/     Producer, Video         Employment:              Journalist, Editorial
                                                 Film Producer, Video     Content Producer,       Runner, Broadcast        Assistant, TV/Radio/
                                                 Content Producer,        Public Relations        Journalist, Editorial    Film Producer, Video
                                                 Public Relations         Officer, Advertising    Assistant, TV/Radio/     Content Producer,
                                                 Officer, Advertising     Account Executive,      Film Producer, Video     Public Relations
                                                 Account Executive,       Photographer            Content Producer,        Officer, Advertising
                                                 Photographer                                     Public Relations         Account Executive,
                                                                                                  Officer, Advertising     Photographer
                                                                                                  Account Executive,
                                                                                                  Photographer

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NPA SOUND PRODUCTION                                                                           NPA TECHNICAL THEATRE
SCQF Level 6 - Duration: 1 Year                                                                SCQF Level 6 - Duration: 1 Year

What is the course about?                      What do I need?                                 What is the course about?                     What do I need?

This National Progression Award (NPA)          You don’t need passes in specific subjects      The National Progression Award (NPA) in       All applicants will be interviewed for the
is designed to equip you with the              to join this course, but you need a positive    Technical Theatre in practice (SCQF Level     course and should possess strong technical
knowledge, understanding and skills you        attitude and you should be willing to learn     6) is designed to provide students with a     abilities, as well as the ability to be self-
will need to succeed within the creative       new skills.                                     range of design skills for use in technical   motivated and work as a team member.
                                                                                                                                             Students who have a pass in STEM subjects
industries sector or to progress to further    Next Steps                                      theatre. Students will use these design
                                                                                                                                             like Woodwork, Physics, ICT as well as Art,
study. It is designed to bridge the gap        Successful completion of this NPA may           skills as well as specialising in specific    Music and English would do well.
between entry level education and              provide opportunities for you to progress to:   areas such as lighting, sound, prop making
professional career development. The                                                           or model set construction.                    Next Steps
NPA will allow you to develop a skillset,         •• National Certificate Sound Production
                                                                                                                                             Successful completion of this NPA may
linked to National Occupational Standards            (SCQF Level 6)                            Course Units                                  provide opportunities for you to progress to:
for Sound, which has a thorough                   •• Or other relevant full-time College
grounding in audio recording practice and         		courses                                      •• Technical Theatre in Context                 ••   National Certificate in Technical Theatre
also allows individual and personalised                                                          •• Theatrical Design                            ••   HNC Technical Theatre
skills development through the                                                                   •• Theatre Stage Lighting Operations            ••   NC Sound Production.
                                                 Ayr Campus                                         (TBC)
optional units.                                                                                                                                  ••   Other related routes of further/higher
                                                                                                 •• Theatre Stage Sound Operations (TBC)              education
                                                 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
Course Units:
                                                 Available to South Ayrshire schools
     •• Sound Engineering and Production                                                        Ayr Campus                                     Garnock Academy
     •• Sound: Understanding the Signal Path     Kilwinning Campus
                                                                                                Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm           Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                                                 Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                                                                                                Available to all Ayrshire schools              Available to North Ayrshire schools
                                                 Available to North Ayrshire schools
                                                                                                                                               Largs Academy

                                                                                                                                               Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm

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NPA BEAUTY SKILLS WITH HAIRDRESSING
                  SCQF Level 4 - Duration: 1 Year

                  What is the course about?                          What do I need?

                  The aim of this course is to give you the          There are no formal entrance requirements;
                  experience of a salon environment and the          however you will be interviewed to determine
                  opportunity to learn about the different           whether this is the right course for you. To get
                  roles and responsibilities in beauty therapy       the best out of this course you should enjoy
                  and hairdressing. You will gain practical          working in a creative environment and have a
                  experience of general salon duties including       real interest in the beauty industry. You should
                  assisting with customer care and beauty            also relish the challenge of getting to know
                  specific skills including facials, make-up, nail   new people and you must be able to commit
                  finishes. Hairdressing specific skills include     to consistent, full attendance throughout
                  shampooing, conditioning and drying hair.          the course.
                  Throughout the course emphasis is on the
                  development of employability skills and            Next Steps
                  attitudes valued by employers.                     This course may provide you with
                  Course Units:                                      opportunities to progress to:
                     ••   Body Skills: An Introduction                 •• A Level 4 or 5 Beauty or Hairdressing course
                     ••   Cosmetology: Make-Up Artistry                •• An SVQ 2 course in Nails
                     ••   Creative Nail Finishes to Hand and Feet
                     ••   Hairdressing Practical Skills
                                                                       Ayr Campus
                                                                       Kilwinning Campus

                                                                       Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

                                                                       Kilmarnock Campus

                                                                       Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

HAIR AND BEAUTY
46
                                                                       Available to all Ayrshire schools

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NPA BAKERY
              SCQF Level 4 - Duration: 1 Year

              What is the course about?                      What do I need?

              During this course you will be working in      There are no formal entrance requirements
              either a professional kitchen using industry   but to get the best out of this course you
              standard equipment, a restaurant or in a       should have literacy and numeracy skills
              classroom (if required).                       at Level 4, enjoy working in a practical
                                                             environment and have a real interest in the
                                                             hospitality industry. You should also enjoy the
              Course Units include:                          challenge of getting to know new people.
                ••   Craft Baking: An Introduction           You need to be committed to attending all
                ••   Bread Making: An Introduction           the classes.
                ••   Cake Decoration: An Introduction
                ••   Pastry                                  Next Steps

              You are required to wear appropriate           Successful completion of this course will
              clothing to meet current food safety law       prepare you for progression to a full-time
                                                             course or for beginning a career in the
              when in the kitchen. You will need to
                                                             hospitality industry.
              bring this with you for every class or you
              will not be allowed to participate in the
              class. These will be provided to you but
              you will need to wash these ready for the
                                                               Ayr Campus
              next class.                                      Skills Centre of Excellence, Irvine
                                                               Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

                                                               Available to North and South Ayrshire
                                                               schools

HOSPITALITY
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NC PROFESSIONAL COOKERY
SCQF Level 5 - Duration: 2 Years

What is the course about?                      What do I need?

During this class you will be working in       There are no formal entrance requirements
either a professional kitchen using industry   but to get the best out of this course you
standard equipment, a restaurant or in a       should have literacy and numeracy skills at
classroom (if required).                       least at Level 4, enjoy working in a practical
                                               environment and have a real interest in the
                                               hospitality industry.
You are required to wear appropriate
clothing to meet current food safety law
when in the kitchen. You will need to bring    Next Steps
this with you for every class or you will
not be allowed to participate in the class.    Successful completion of this course will
These will be provided to you but you will     prepare you for progression to a full-time
                                               course or for beginning a career in the
need to wash these ready for the next
                                               hospitality industry.
class. The College will supply all of the
required equipment for the programme.

• Enhance appropriate employability skills       Kilmarnock Campus
  for the professional cookery sector
• Gain an understanding of concepts and          Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-5:00pm
  terms used in the industry                     Available to East Ayrshire schools
• Practice a range of skills in relation to
  professional cookery
• Gain an awareness of the developments
  and changes in a professional kitchen
• Appreciate a local and international
  perspective on cuisine and nutrition

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START HERE                   SCQF Level 4            SCQF Level 5              SCQF Level 6             SCQF Level 7           SCQF Level 8
                                  National 4              National 5                Higher                   HNC                    HND
      HOSPITALITY
       PATHWAYS

                                  Introduction to         Professional Cookery      Advanced                 HNC Professional
                                  Professional Cookery                              Professional Cookery     Cookery

                                  Introduction to         Food and Beverage         Advanced Food and        HNC Hospitality        HND Hospitality
                                  Food and Beverage       Service/Hospitality       Beverage Service/
                                  Service/Hospitality                               Hospitality

       Available as a
       School-College course

       Full-time College course   NPA Bakery              NC Bakery

       Possible Progression
                                                          Professional Patisserie

     GO ANYWHERE

                                  Further College         Further College course    HNC Qualification        HND Qualification      University
                                  course
                                                          Employment in a           Possible route           University             Employment in
                                  Employment in a         wide range of food        to Modern                                       a wide range of
                                                          preparation and                                    Employment in          roles with potential
                                  wide range of food                                Apprenticeship
                                                          cooking, or food and                               a wide range of        for promotion
                                  preparation, cookery,
                                                          beverage service roles    Employment in a          roles with potential   and progression
                                  or food and beverage
                                                                                    wide range of food       for promotion          to supervisory or
                                  service                 Possible route            preparation and          and progression        management roles
                                                          to Modern                 cooking roles, or food   to supervisory or
                                                          Apprenticeship            and beverage service     management roles
                                                                                    where there is a need
                                                                                    to work in a more
                                                                                    autonomous role

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FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP: SOCIAL SERVICES
                       (CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE)

                       SCQF Level 6 - Duration: 2 Years - For S5 Pupils Only
                       What is the course about?                      What do I need?

                       This Foundation Apprenticeship includes        Qualifications
                       a National Progression Award (NPA)             You should have or be working towards at
                                                                      least 4 National 5 qualifications including
                       in Social Services: Children and Young         English or Literacy and your guidance teacher
                       People and the Scottish Vocational             should think that you are capable of working
                       Qualification (SVQ, Level 2) Social Services   at SCQF Level 6 (Higher Level). A Protection
                       Children and Young People.                     of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme record is
                                                                      also required, which the College will arrange.
                       NPA Units:                                     You also need to be able to complete all the
                                                                      necessary hours in a work placement (10 days
                        •• Safeguarding Children & Young People       or equivalent in Year 1, 10 hours a week
                        •• Play for Children & Young People           in Year 2).
                        •• Communication with Children & Young
                           People                                     Next Steps
                        •• Development of Children & Young 		         Successful completion of this course includes a
                           People                                     Scottish Social Services Council registration eligibility.
                        •• Promoting Wellbeing of Children &
                           Young People                               You may progress to:
                                                                         •• Modern Apprenticeship Programme in
                       SVQ Level 2 Units:                                   Social Services (Children and Young
                        •• Support Effective communication                  People)
                        •• Support the Health & Safety of yourself       •• Full-time College course
                           and individuals                               •• University degree
                        •• Develop your own knowledge and

     EARLY EDUCATION       practice
                        •• Support the safeguarding of children
                                                                         Ayr Campus
                                                                         Kilmarnock Campus

       AND CHILDCARE
                       In addition you will do two optional units.       Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-5:00pm
                       These will be decided when you are out            Available to all Ayrshire schools
                       on placement in Year 2.
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SKILLS FOR WORK: EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE                                             SKILLS FOR WORK: EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE
SCQF Level 4 - Duration: 1 Year                                                            SCQF Level 5 - Duration: 1 Year

What is the course about?                   What do I need?                                What is the course about?                     What do I need?

At National 4 Skills for Work: Early        There are no formal entrance requirements      National 5 Skills for Work: Early Education   Ideally you should be working towards
Education and Childcare, you will cover     but you need to be able to work at Level 4.    and Childcare is an introductory              National 5. There will be an interview and
basic issues in each area and begin to      You will be interviewed and you need to        qualification that develops the skills,       you need, to show that you want to learn
develop relevant skills such as team        show that you want to learn new skills, have   knowledge, and attitudes needed for           new skills, have a real interest in the area and
                                            a real interest in the area and that you are                                                 that you are committed to consistent and full
working skills, helping to plan play                                                       working within the sector.
                                            committed to consistent and full attendance                                                  attendance throughout the course.
experiences and develop transferable        throughout the course.
employability skills.                                                                      Course Units:
                                            Next Steps                                                                                   Next Steps
Course Units:                                                                               •• Child Development
                                            Successful completion of this course will       •• Working in Early Education and 		         This course may provide you with
 •• Child Development                       provide a good foundation for progression          Childcare                                 opportunities to progress to a National
 •• Working in Early Education and 		       into NC Level programmes in Early Education     •• Play in Early Education and Childcare     Certificate Group Award in Early Education
    Childcare                               & Childcare, Health Care and Social Care.       •• Care of Children                          and Childcare (Higher).
 •• Play in Early Education and Childcare
 •• Care of Children
                                              Ayr Campus                                                                                    Ayr Campus
                                                                                                                                            Kilmarnock Campus
                                              Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm                                                          Kilwinning Campus
                                              Available to South Ayrshire schools                                                           Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

                                                                                                                                            Available to all Ayrshire schools
                                              Kilmarnock Academy

                                              Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm                                                          Greenwood Academy

                                              Available to East Ayrshire schools                                                            Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

                                                                                                                                            Available to Greenwood Academy pupils

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START HERE                    SCQF Level 4             SCQF Level 5             SCQF Level 6             SCQF Level 7             SCQF Level 8
                                   National 4               National 5               Higher                   HNC                      HND
     EARLY LEARNING
     AND CHILDCARE
       PATHWAYS

                                   Skills for Work Early    Skills for Work Early    Foundation               HNC Childhood            HND Childhood
                                   Education and            Education and            Apprenticeship: Social   Practice                 Practice
                                   Childcare                Childcare                Services Children and
                                                                                     Young People

                                   Access to                NC Early Education       NC Higher                HNC Additional
                                   Education and            and Childcare            Early Education and      Support Needs
                                   Childcare                                         Childcare

        Available as a School-
        College course                                                               PDA Education
                                                                                     Support Assistant
        Full-time College course

        Possible Progression

     GO ANYWHERE

                                   Further College          Further College          Modern                   University               University
                                   course                   course                   Apprenticeship
                                                                                                              Examples of              Examples of
                                   Examples of              Examples of              Examples of              employment:              employment:
                                   employment:              employment:              employment:              Learning Support         Early Years
                                   Support Assistant        Support Assistant        Education Support        Assistant, Early Years   Practitioner,
                                   roles within a range     roles within a range     Assistant, Early Years   Practitioner, Youth      Senior Early Years
                                   of Early Learning &      of Early Learning &      Support Worker           Worker, Senior Early     Practitioner, Early
                                   Childcare and Health     Childcare and Health                              Years Practitioner,      Years Manager,
                                   & Social Care settings   & Social Care settings                            Childminder              Depute Head of
                                                                                                                                       Centre, Head of
                                                                                                                                       Centre, Youth Worker

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NPA SPORT AND FITNESS (TEAM SPORT - FOOTBALL)
            SCQF Level 5 - Duration: 1 Year

            What is the course about?                       What do I need?

            The NPA in Sport and Fitness provides you       A place on the course will be subject to a
            with the basic knowledge and skills in the      practical interview where you will need to
            theoretical and practical elements              demonstrate aptitude in football, a desire to
            of football.                                    learn new skills and show a commitment to
                                                            consistent attendance.
            As the course is focused on football            Next Steps
            there will be a high level of practical both
                                                            This course may provide you with an
            playing and coaching. The sessions will
                                                            opportunity for progression to a range of
            be led by fully qualified football coaches
                                                            relevant NC courses at College.
            and delivered in partnership with Ayr
            United Football Academy and Kilmarnock
                                                              Kilmarnock Campus
            Football Club.
                                                              Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
            Course Units:
                  •• Sport and Fitness: Coaching 		           Available to East Ayrshire schools
                     Development
                  •• Sports Officiating and Organising –      Prestwick Academy
                     Recreational: Association Football       Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
                  •• Sports Activity Participation and
                     performance: Association Football        Available to South Ayrshire schools

SPORT AND
                                                              Skills Centre of Excellence, Irvine

                                                              Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

  FITNESS
                                                              Available to North Ayrshire schools

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SKILLS FOR WORK: UNIFORMED AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
SCQF Level 4 - Duration: 1 Year
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What is the course about?                     What do I need?

This course is designed to introduce and      No formal entry requirements. You will be
develop the key skills needed to work with    interviewed and will need to demonstrate a
the Army, Merchant Navy, Royal Air Force,     commitment to team working and willingness
Royal Navy and Royal Marines and the          to engage in physical activity/sport, ability to
Ambulance Service, Coastguard, Fire and       work in the community, have a real interest in
                                              the area and be committed to consistent and
Rescue and Police. You will develop a high
                                              full attendance throughout the course.
level of physical fitness through various
activities which is a really important part   Next Steps
of this course. The course will have a lot
of practical activities and will develop      There are a variety of possible progression
physical health, teamwork, sports             routes at the end of this course:
coaching and community development.
                                                 •• Full-time College courses in health,
                                                    sport and fitness and social science.
Course Units:                                    •• A career in the uniformed or emergency
                                                    services.
 •• Uniformed and Emergency Services: An
    Introduction
 •• Uniformed and Emergency Services:           Kilmarnock Campus
    Health, Safety, Fitness and Wellbeing
 •• Uniformed and Emergency Services:           Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Engaging with the Community
 •• Uniformed and Emergency Services:           Available to East Ayrshire schools
    Working in Teams

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START HERE                     SCQF Level 4         SCQF Level 5             SCQF Level 6           SCQF Level 7            SCQF Level 8
                                    National 4           National 5               Higher                 HNC                     HND
     SPORT AND FITNESS
         PATHWAYS

                                    Skills for Work      NPA Sports and           Advanced Sports and    HNC Coaching and        HND Coaching and
                                    Uniformed and        Fitness                  Fitness                Developing Sport        Developing Sport
                                    Emergency Services

                                    Uniformed Services   NC Sports and                                   HNC Fitness, Health     HND Fitness, Health
                                                         Fitness, Health and                             and Exercise            and Exercise
                                                         Exercise

         Available as a School-
         College course

         Full-Time College Course                                                                        HND Applied Sports      HND Applied Sports
                                                                                                         and Exercise Science    and Exercise Science
                                                                                                         (Year 1)                (Year 2)
         Possible Progression

     GO ANYWHERE

                                    Further College      Further College course   HNC Qualification      HND Qualification       Advanced entry to
                                    course                                                                                       University to study
                                                         Examples of              Examples of            University to study
                                                                                                                                 Sports Coaching,
                                    The Armed Services   Employment: Leisure      Employment: Leisure    Sports Coaching,
                                                                                                                                 Health Promotion,
                                                         Assistants, Sports       Assistants, Sports     Health Promotion,
                                                                                                                                 PE Teaching, Sports
                                                         Coaches, Pool            Co-ordinators,         PE Teaching, Sports
                                                                                                                                 Science, Health and
                                                         Lifeguard, Community     Sports Coaches, Pool   Science
                                                                                                                                 Fitness
                                                         Coaches                  Lifeguard, Community
                                                                                  Coaches, Fitness/Gym   Examples of
                                                                                                                                 Examples of
                                                                                  Instructor             Employment:
                                                                                                                                 Employment:
                                                                                                         Fitness/Gym Managers
                                                                                                                                 Sports Management,
                                                                                                         Sports Managers/
                                                                                                                                 Gym Manager, Health
                                                                                                         Co-ordinators, Health
                                                                                                                                 Promotion, Sports
                                                                                                         Development
                                                                                                                                 Manager

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ESOL - ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
SCQF Level 4/5 - Duration: 1 Year

What is the course about?                       What do I need?

The main purpose of the course is to            You will sit an ESOL Initial Assessment to
develop the skills of reading, writing,         establish which level you should study.
listening, and speaking, to understand and
use English where English is not your
first language.                                 Next Steps

The course offers you the opportunity to        You may progress to:
develop and extend a wide range of skills.         •• ESOL Higher (if you studied National 5)
In particular, it aims to enable you to:           •• Further study, employment or training

 •• Develop reading, writing, listening, and
    speaking skills in English                    Ayr Campus (Level 5)
 •• Understand detailed written and spoken        Kilwinning Campus (Level 4)
    texts in English in the context of
    everyday life and familiar contexts of        Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm-4:00pm
    work and study
                                                  Available to North and South Ayrshire
 •• Produce detailed written English in
                                                  schools
    the context of everyday life and familiar
    contexts of work or study
 •• Interact with others showing
    understanding of and using detailed
    spoken English in the context of
    everyday life and familiar contexts of
    work or study
 •• Apply knowledge and understanding of
    language in spoken and written English

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