• Life Skills
  • Industry
  • August of each year
  • Start Date
  • 15-16
  • Eligible Age Range

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Ayrshire College

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This course is delivered in August of each year.  This phase is aimed at young people aged 15 or 16, who are eligible to leave school in December. If you fit this criteria, we will require the early release from the Local Authority. this will be discussed at interview.

The programme is a short full time course (3 days per week) and runs for 18 weeks.  It is available on the Kilmarnock, Kilwinning and Ayr campuses. Funding is available to those who are 16 and over. This is assessed on an individual basis.

Some of the themes covered are Learner Journey, Citizenship, Health & Wellbeing, Personal Creativity, Relationships, Outdoor Learning and Digital Skills. these are used to help the students develop skills and attributes that will allow them to achieve and progress in college and life.

Upon successful completion of this course, you may have the option of progessing to anoth HIVE course/college course, training provider or employment/volunteering opportunities.


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  • Address Ayrshire College, Content Avenue, Ayr, UK
  • City Ayr
  • Post Code KA8 0EU
  • Country United Kingdom

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Employability programmes work a little differently from other courses, especially when it comes to eligibility. For example, someone from Glasgow wouldn't be eligible for a programme taking place in North Ayrshire, and vice versa. Check the Postcode Eligibility tab in the Things to Know section to make sure this programme is open to you.

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Updated on May 2, 2023 at 11:17 am
  • Industry: Life Skills
  • Programme Type: Course
  • Eligible Age Range: 15-16
  • Qualification Gained: non-accredited
  • Course Length: 18
  • Start Date: August of each year
  • End Date: January of each year
  • Course Capacity: 16
  • Eligible Groups: Not in Full Time Education, Disabled Person, Homeless / At Risk of Homelessness, Care Experienced, Refugee, LGBT+, BME Groups, Health Conditions
  • Attendance Pattern: 9-4, 3 days per week
  • Travel Expenses Covered: No
  • Postcode Eligibility: East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire

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