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Ayrshire College

Ayrshire College

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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.

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Ayr Campus

Dam Park
Ayr
KA8 0EU
01292 265184
enquiries_ayr@ayrshire.ac.uk
www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/contact-us

Craig Centre

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Gatehead by Kilmarnock
KA2 0BP
01563 528211
enquiries_kilmarnock@ayrshire.ac.uk
www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/contact-us

Cumnock

Cumnock

Kilmarnock Campus

Holehouse Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 7AT
01563 523501
enquiries_kilmarnock@ayrshire.ac.uk
www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/contact-us

Kilwinning Campus

Lauchlan Way
Kilwinning
KA13 6DE
01294 559000
enquiries_kilwinning@ayrshire.ac.uk
www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/contact

Nethermains Campus

6-10 Simpson Place
Kilwinning
KA13 6PS
01294 555345
enquiries_kilwinning@ayrshire.ac.uk
www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/contact-us

Skills Centre of Excellence

Irvine Royal Academy
Irvine
KA12 8SJ
0300 303 0303
enquiries_kilwinning@ayrshire.ac.uk
www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/how_to_find_us_and_contact_details

Townholm Campus

Centre of Sporting Excellence and Trade Skills
Townholm Business Park
Kilmarnock
KA3 1BB
01563 549051
enquiries_kilmarnock@ayrshire.ac.uk
www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/contact-us
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