VERVE (Variety of Experiences and Routes into Vocation and Education)
How do I get in?
You will need three relevant Standard Grades at Foundation Level, or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 3 or equivalent.
Those without formal qualifications, but who have an interest in the subject area should also apply.
A place on the course is subject to an interview process.
While this is not a course that is designed to qualify people for direct employment, it will help you develop in many ways; it will provide real opportunities to develop your own skills and awareness and it will introduce you to the range of possibilities for developing a career within the care sector.
Who is this course for?
If you think that you might be good at providing care and support for others, but donít have any relevant qualifications or experience, then this course may be for you.
It is designed for people who donít have a clear idea of the opportunities available within the care sector. It offers the chance to participate in a range of subjects which takes in educational, vocational and personal development elements.
What subjects will I be studying?
Areas covered in the course will include:
Intermediate 1 Care
Play in Early Education
Vocational Awareness and Development
Local Area Investigation
Working with Others
How many days will I be in college?
Normally 3 days, however you will be given your timetable when you attend your Induction Day.
How will I be assessed?
The course consists of a range of Units, Modules and Tasks. Personal development and focus on skills and qualities will be central to successful completion of the course. Students will participate in a vocational work placement designed to give them experience and insight into the care sector.
What can I do next?
Progression on to a wide range of relevant vocational courses at SCQF Level 5 or employment.
How do I fund my course?
You should apply for a Bursary. You can get a Bursary/EMA Application Pack from the Student Finance Office located in the Student Information Centre at Ayr Campus once you have been offered a place on the course.
Alternatively complete the form below and our Admissions Team will contact you.
Enquire About The Course
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