Social Services

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


This course is highly valued by both universities and employers. It will teach you the skills, knowledge and values you’ll need to work effectively in a range of care settings.

You’ll spend 2 days in college and 2 days on placement in a care setting, working with the staff team. Placements cover a whole range of care services across Ayrshire from the local authority, private and voluntary sectors. They can include mental health services, residential care and homelessness projects.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers preferably including English or another English based subject plus preferably Maths at National 5, or NC Higher Health and Social Care (Level 6), or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. A place on the course is subject to an interview process.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Successful students can progress on to a range of degree programmes or employment in the Social Work, Care and Health sector.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level