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Ayrshire College, Kilmarnock Campus, Hill St, Kilmarnock KA1 3HY, UK

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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.


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

About this programme

This course is aimed at young people aged 15 and 16 who are eligble to leave school in December and would benefit from a change of environment and approach. It is designed to develop personal skills and positively progress attendance.  Those who are 15 will require the release paperwork from the Local Authority and will not be eligible for any college funding.

It is tailor-made to fit the needs of the young people and there are variouse themes including Learner Journey, citizenship, Health & Wellbeing, Media, Creative, Digital Skills etc. These are designed to help the student develop skills and attributes that will allow them to achieve and progess in college and throughout life.

The programme is a short full-time course (3 days per week) for 18 weeks.  It is available on the Ayr, Kilmarnock and Kilwinning campuses.

Funding is available for all students aged 16 and will be assessed on an individual basis.

Upon successful completion there are options of progressing to anothe HIVE programme/college course/ training provider or employment/volunteering opportunities.


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Where you'll be

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  • Address Ayrshire College, Hill Street, Kilmarnock, UK
  • City Kilmarnock
  • Post Code KA1 3HY
  • Country United Kingdom

Things to know

Updated on October 10, 2022 at 10:15 am
  • Industry: Life Skills
  • Programme Type: Course
  • Eligible Age Range: 15-16
  • Qualification Gained: Non-accredited
  • Course Length: 18 weeks
  • Start Date: January of each year
  • End Date: June of each year
  • Course Capacity: 18
  • Eligible Groups: Not in Full Time Education, In Receipt of Benefit, Disabled Person, Lone Parent, 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: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh City, Eilean Siar, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow City, Highland, Iverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Renfrewshire , Dundee City

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