Healthcare Practice

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


If you are looking for a route into nursing or allied health professions this could be the course for you.

Throughout the course, you will hear from a range of guest speakers including representatives from the NHS, University partners and Royal College of Nursing.

You’ll spend 2 days in college and 2 days on a clinical placement rotation for work base and learning experience. Placements could include an NHS hospital, local authority care home or private nursing home.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers plus preferably Maths at National 5, or relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6 such as NC Higher Health and Social Care (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

This course is highly valued by both universities and employers. The underpinning knowledge and practical skills support safe and effective care, preparing you for further study or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level