Ayrshire College was formed in August 2013 following a merger between Ayr College, James Watt College (North Ayrshire) and Kilmarnock College.
Designed to serve the whole of Ayrshire, the college’s main campuses lie in Ayr, Kilmarnock and Kilwinning, with others based at Irvine and Nethermains. There over 11,000 students and 900 staff.
Courses and subjects
Courses offered range from introductory programmes to Higher National Diploma (HND) level. All programmes are aimed at preparing students for work, and many include placements so that students can gain relevant work experience. Some courses provide direct entry into degree programmes at a number of universities.
Courses at the college are divided into the following departments: Access Programmes, Supported Learning and ESOL; Arts, Fashion, Music, Sound, Media, Photography and Performance; Business and Computing; Early Years; Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up Artistry; Health and Social Care; Hospitality, Tourism and Events; Sports and Social Science; STEM - Construction Tech, Trades, Motor Vehicle and Horticulture; STEM - Engineering and Science; and The Hive.
Facilities and services
Each campus has a great range of facilities including student services, refectories and even training restaurants run by hospitality students. Some campuses also have beauty and spa salons offering treatments as well as specialist training such as the Aeronautical Engineering Training Centre on the Ayr Campus.
Courtesy of Ayrshire College