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Customhouse Way, Greenock PA15 1EN T: 01475 724433 Hospitality & Tourism
Largs Campus Courses 2008/9
Scottish School of Sport, Exercise & Outdoor Studies,
sportscotland National Centre, Inverclyde,
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North Ayrshire Campus
Lauchlan Way, Kilwinning KA13 6DE T: 01294 559000
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to make changes to the content, delivery and availability of all courses, including
the withdrawal of any qualifications as deemed necessary by the Leadership Team.
Changes may occur either before or after admission and endeavours will be made
to provide a suitable alternative for those affected.
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Hospitality & Tourism Student Profile Find out more
Name: Alan Purvis
If you enjoy being creative in the kitchen or have a passion for travel and customer Course: HND Hospitality Management Course Information
1 If you have any questions about any of the courses listed in 2
service, then one of our Hospitality & Tourism courses could provide you with essential this guide, we’re happy to help. Contact:
skills to begin a career in this dynamic sector. Key Hospitality areas range from cookery “Coming to James Watt College was a email@example.com or call
and silver service waiting to supervisory and management training. Our Tourism courses really good move for me – I really 01475 553157 for Greenock courses
enjoyed my course and even found my or 01294 559000 ext. 3114 for North Ayrshire courses
provide opportunities as travel agents, overseas reps, tour guides and many more.
current job through college! Applying for a Course
The Industry When I was due to leave college, I noticed an advert for You can apply for any of our courses online at our website
The field of hospitality is continually evolving and there are many summer holiday. Holidays abroad however, remain the main choice Hospitality Operations & Management: Turnberry Hotel, a five star golf and spa resort, on the www.jameswatt.ac.uk. Alternatively, complete the
opportunities for employees with a range of skills and abilities. for British holidaymakers for reasons such as improved transport Providing broad-based training in key areas within the college notice boards. I applied and was offered a job as application form in this guide or drop in to our Student
Particular importance has been placed on formal facilities, greater wealth, more leisure time and reduced costs. hospitality industry, from an operations/management waiter, which I really enjoyed. It was very different to the Information Centre. Applications are welcomed throughout
supervisory/management training. The service side of the perspective. Courses focus on supervisory skills, food service
Study Areas part-time waiting job I had when I was at school – a the year, with early submission recommended to avoid
industry has also grown in recent years, with an emphasis on and food production, marketing and selling and finance.
different clientele entirely. It was hard work with long disappointment.
health, safety and hygiene. The more traditional field of food Catering & Professional Cookery:
Travel & Tourism hours and split shifts, but it gave me a chance to meet
production is currently experiencing a skills shortage, providing Providing the practical skills and abilities needed to progress SCQF Framework
Our travel and tourism courses provide thorough training in new people, experience different foods, a different
perfect opportunities for those with the qualifications to meet into the catering industry at operative level, primarily as a
many aspects of this expanding industry. There are many You’ll find a white circle containing a number alongside
this rising demand. environment and widen my knowledge. After six months
chef. All practical aspects of courses in this field are many of the courses listed here. This forms part of the
employment opportunities including cabin crew, airport I was promoted to Chef de Rang (2nd in charge of
undertaken in the college’s modern kitchens.
The School of Hospitality at James Watt College is home to all of services, tour guiding, conference and event management, Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF), and is
station) and I’ve now been Head Waiter for two years.
our hospitality courses. Students obtain the knowledge, skills and Food & Drink Service: tour operations and travel agents. We have recently added designed to help you understand Scottish qualifications and
My aim is to be Restaurant Manager one day.
academic levels required by employers in the genuine working Covering the service side of the industry, studies incorporate some new subjects to our courses including studying the
their level of complexity. The numbers included in the SCQF
environments of the Ambition Restaurant, professional kitchens, hygiene, area preparation and customer service. Courses are requirements of overseas representatives, equipping students
When I started at Turnberry, I already had a broad symbols range from one to 12, indicating an increasing level of
licensed bar and internet café. heavily weighted toward practical hands-on training, with full to apply for one of the most popular areas of the industry. All
knowledge of the industry and wasn’t starting from difficulty as the scale increases. This means if your course is
use of the college’s vocational resources. These include our courses include study visits to enable students to
The travel and tourism industry is widely recognised as one of scratch. I would say without a doubt that the experience graded at SCQF Level 1 it is the easiest level of course available.
Ambition Restaurant, a fully-operational training restaurant experience the practical aspects of working in the industry.
the fastest growing in the world, and is vitally important to If your course is graded at SCQF Level 12, it is the most difficult.
which is open to the general public throughout the academic and knowledge I gained at college has helped me
Scotland and the rest of Britain, employing nearly two million
year, enabling students to gain first-hand experience of both progress through the ranks quicker.” You can find out more about SCQF at www.scqf.org.uk
people. Visitors from abroad are attracted to Britain’s beautiful
silver service waiting and general customer care.
countryside, culture and heritage while a greater number of Brits
are taking ‘short breaks’ within the UK in addition to their main
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Catering & Professional Cookery Food & Drink Service
REHIS SQA/REHIS SVQ Level II / III / HNC SVQ Level I
Food Hygiene Certificate, Food Hygiene Certificate, Food Preparation Professional Cookery Bistro Chef / Quick Service
Elementary Intermediate & Cooking This course gives you the opportunity to develop your culinary The course is designed for those who wish to enter the fast food
3 skills to an advanced level whilst providing the underpinning industry at operative level. You will learn how to cook and provide 4
Designed for staff engaged as food handlers, this short course This short course is particularly relevant to those involved at Provides the practical skills and theory required to progress into the knowledge necessary to operate at supervisor level. an efficient and friendly service in a fast food operation.
provides an overview of all aspects of this field including management/supervisory level in the food industry and covers a catering industry at operative level, primarily as a chef. All practical
bacteriology, prevention of food poisoning & food contamination, range of topics including bacteriology, bacterial food poisoning, aspects of the course are delivered in the college’s modern kitchens, Duration: Duration:
personal hygiene, premises, equipment & pest control and food contamination, personal hygiene, hazard analysis, food restaurant and internet café, similar to that of the workplace. Level Full-time, one year; Part-time, two years (six hours per week). Full-time, one year; Part–time, two years (six hours per week).
legislation. preservation and more. III involves the additional responsibilities and supervision of others.
Course Content: Course Content:
Duration: Duration: Duration: l Production Cookery: Hot & Cold Kitchens; Sweets & Desserts l Preparing, Cooking & Serving Food for the E-Kafe
Short course, one day. Open learning (Distance Learning). Full-time Level II, one year; Full-time Level III, two years; Part-time, l Food Classification & Purchasing l Hospitality Supervision l Dealing with Customers l Working as a Team Player
two years (day-release, six hours per week) Level II only. l Food Hygiene l Hospitality Financial Control Systems l Operating the Cash Register & Dealing with Payments
Course Content: Course Content: l Health & Safety l Food Hygiene
l An Introduction to Food Hygiene l Bacteria & their l Bacteriology l Bacterial Food Poisoning l Non-bacterial Course Content: Entry Requirements:
Characteristics l The Incidence of Food Poisoning & its Food Poisoning l Food Contamination l Food Contamination l Maintain & Handle Knives l Prepare a Range of Modern SVQ Level III Food Preparation & Cooking, equivalent qualification or Entry Requirements:
Prevention l Personal Hygiene & Working Habits of the Food & its Prevention l Personal Hygiene l Food Storage & Basic & Complex Dishes l Menu Planning & Healthy Eating relevant industrial experience in a suitable establishment. No formal entry requirements, however a genuine enthusiasm for the
Handler l The Working Environment l Cleaning Practices Temperature Control l Food Preservation l Design, Construction l Working as a Team l Identifying Quality Points l Storage & fast food industry would be recommended.
l Common Food Pests & their Control l Food Legislation & Maintenance of Food l Premises, Equipment & Utensils Handling of a Variety of Products l REHIS Elementary Food Progression:
Hygiene Certificate On successful completion, students could apply to the second year of Progression:
Entry Requirements: Entry Requirements: HND Professional Cookery. Students can progress onto an SVQ Level II in Food Preparation & Cooking.
There are no formal entry requirements. Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate or appropriate industrial experience. Entry Requirements:
All places are subject to interview. Whilst academic qualifications will Careers: Careers:
Progression: Careers: There is currently a shortage of well qualified chefs and the demand Employment opportunities exist throughout the world in major
be considered, appropriate work experience and enthusiasm for the
Students who are employed as supervisors have the opportunity to The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Reg. 1995 introduced a is growing. Possible areas of employment include; hotels and international fast food chains, hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs,
industry are critical to securing a place. Access to Level III requires
progress to Intermediate Level Food Hygiene. number of changes to the law to protect the customer. It introduced a restaurants, special event catering, commercial catering, airline and contract catering, cruise ships and airports.
successful achievement of Level II, however students with appropriate
requirement for the training of the food handler. This course is cruise ship catering, and hospital catering.
Careers: industrial experience may also be considered.
approved by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland and Assessment:
This certificate is recognised as part of due diligence in regard to the Assessment: The course is assessed both in the workplace and in the college’s
is delivered by fully qualified lecturers. Progression:
Food Safety Act on behalf of the Environmental Food Institute of The course is assessed in the college’s realistic work environment, realistic work environment, where you get the opportunity to put
Students can progress from Level II to Level III. On successful completion
Scotland and will enhance job opportunities for food handlers. Assessment: where students get the opportunity to cook food for a fine dining theory into practice. You are encouraged to apply practical knowledge
of Level III, students could either enter into industry or progress to
Assessment takes the form of a closed book exam and project-based situation. Students are encouraged to apply practical skills to project to project and theory-based assessments.
Assessment: advanced levels of study including HNC in Professional Cookery or a
assignment. and theory-based assessments. Where practical training suites are not
An assessment takes place at the end of the course in the form of 30 more general route following an HNC or HND in Hospitality.
multiple choice questions. Formal examination conditions apply. Available: available in the college, case study assessments are based on real
Careers: Finnart Campus, Greenock
Via Distance Learning industrial establishments.
Available: Chef positions of all grades are available throughout the world in
Finnart Campus, Greenock, Waterfront Campus, Greenock and hotels, restaurants, cafés, clubs, contract and industrial catering, Available:
North Ayrshire Campus, Kilwinning airline and cruise liners. Finnart Campus, Greenock
Introduction to Assessment:
REHIS Students are assessed when sufficient practical experience and theory
understanding are gained. All practical assessments are conducted
within the college production kitchens. Level III students will
undertake work experience as part of their assessment criteria.
Finnart Campus, Greenock
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Hospitality Operations & Management
SVQ Level II HNC SVQ Level III BIIAB
Food & Drink Service Hospitality Operations Hospitality Supervision Scottish Certificate for
Provides the practical skills and abilities required for a career in This course provides well-rounded training for anyone wishing This course is ideal if you’re interested in working at supervisory Personal License Holders
5 hospitality at operative level, primarily as a food service assistant. All to pursue a career in hospitality. You will gain experience in level in a restaurant, bar or kitchen. You will gain the practical 6
practical aspects of the course are delivered in the college’s licensed both practical and theoretical subjects including hospitality experience and knowledge needed to supervise and maintain all The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 states that anyone who
restaurant. You will also get the opportunity to take additional units supervision, food and beverage service, menu planning, service areas to a high standard. Upon successful completion, you authorises the sale of alcohol to the public must hold a personal
in bar service, which are a definite advantage to employers. financial accounting and marketing, providing the diverse could expect to work in your specialist environment, where there license. To obtain a personal license you need to apply to your
experience needed as a supervisor in the hospitality industry. would be considerable responsibility and control of others. local Licensing Board. You will be asked for a number of things to
Duration: support you application; these include proof that you hold a
Full-time, one year; Part-time (six hours per week). Duration: Duration: licensing qualification such as the BIIAB Scottish Certificate for
Full-time, one year; Part-time, two years (day-release, six hours per week). Full-time, one year. Personal License Holders.
l Provide a Food Service including Table Service, Counter Service Course Content: Course Content: Duration:
& Carvery l Wine & Bar Service Skills & Techniques l Relevant l Skills Practice in Different Styles of Food Service, Wines & l Supervising Staff in All Areas of Service l Handling Payments One day.
Health & Safety Legislation & Procedures Relating to Security in Spirits l Running the Restaurant & Supervising Teams & Resources l Maintain the Food & Drink Service from Set-up
the Workplace l Customer Care/Contact Skills l Till Operations, l Kitchen Organisation & Menu Planning l Diet, Nutrition & through Service & Clear Down l Managing Yourself Through Course Content:
Methods of Payment, End of Day Reports & Daily/Weekly Finance Health l Costing & Control Procedures l Marketing & Selling Self-evaluation & External Reviews l Organise & Supervise a l Licensing Law & Associated Laws l The Strength of Alcoholic
Procedures l Build & Maintain Effective Working Relationships l Food Hygiene l Financial & Legal Aspects Function Event l Consistently Maintain the Health, Hygiene, Drinks l The Effects of Alcohol on the Human Body
l Provide a Table Drinks Service l Prepare & Clear Areas for Safety & Security of the Working Environment l Deliver Team & l People Skills
Table Service Individual Briefings & De-briefings l Identify Strengths & Entry Requirements:
One Higher Grade pass, plus two Standard Grade passes or an SGA
Weaknesses of Staff & Organise Training Skills when Required This course is suitable for anyone working in licensed premises,
Entry Requirements: Intermediate 2 in Hospitality. Students with appropriate industrial
All places are subject to interview. Whilst academic qualifications will experience may be accepted without formal qualifications. Entry Requirements: venue or site where alcohol is sold for drinking on or off the
be considered, appropriate work experience and enthusiasm for the Candidates should have an SVQ Level II qualification or equivalent in premises; in a position where they will authorise the sale of alcohol
Progression: Food & Drink Service, Bar Service, Food Preparation & Cooking or to the public.
industry are critical to securing a place on this course.
Successful students can progress to HND level studies. Hospitality Quick Service. In exceptional circumstances, students who
have considerable industrial experience at an appropriate level will be
Careers: BIIAB is the dedicated awarding body for the licensed retail sector
On successful completion, students may progress to SVQ Level III considered.
Job opportunities exist throughout the UK and abroad at supervisory and they ensure that training and qualifications are relevant for all job
Hospitality Supervision or, depending on individual student ability,
and operational level in a range of hotels, restaurants, holiday resorts Progression: roles in the industry from bar and retail staff through to advanced
may be considered for HNC Hospitality Operations.
and conference centres, bars and clubs, cruise liners, industrial and On successful completion students may progress to HNC/HND business managers.
Careers: commercial outlets. Hospitality programmes.
Career opportunities in all areas of the hospitality sector in the UK Careers:
Careers: Supervisors who authorise the sale of alcohol or deputise in the
and abroad including restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, airlines, pubs, Assessment:
Career opportunities exist at supervisory level in all areas of the
catering companies, cafés and counter service establishments. The course is assessed in the college’s realistic work environment, absence of management.
hospitality sector in the UK and abroad including hotels, restaurants,
where students get the opportunity to apply theory to practical bars, clubs, cruise ships and airlines.
situations and determine their strengths and challenges. Students are
Students must consistently deliver a high level of service and customer A multiple-choice exam with 40 questions.
encouraged to apply practical skills to project and theory-based Assessment:
care in the college's realistic working environment to achieve the assessments. Where the practical training suites are not available in Students must demonstrate that they can consistently supervise staff Available:
assessment criteria. Each unit is broken down to cover a specific range the college, case study assessments are based on real industrial and maintain standards in all service areas. This is carried out in the Finnart Campus and Waterfront Campus, Greenock
and assessments are carried out continually throughout the course. establishments. realistic working environment of the college Ambition Restaurant/bar and North Ayrshire Campus, Kilwinning
and internet café. Each unit is broken down to cover a specific range
Available: Available: and criteria, and assessments are carried out continually throughout
Finnart Campus, Greenock Finnart Campus, Greenock the duration of the course.
Finnart Campus, Greenock
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Travel & Tourism
NC / Introductory Award in / NC / HNC HND
International Travel with Travel & Tourism (subject to approval) Travel & Tourism Travel Travel with Tourism
Hospitality (subject to approval) This new course will provide a broad background of the travel & This course will prepare you for a range of positions in the travel This course develops product knowledge and people skills for the This course prepares you for employment in the exciting world of
7 tourism industry and the skills required. You will be encouraged and tourism industry by developing the necessary practical, fast paced environment of international travel. Employment international travel and tourism. The programme develops 8
This new course provides the practical experience and theory to to build practical, personal and social skills to equip you to personal and social skills. The course incorporates the widely prospects include travel agency staff, airline cabin crew, airport management skills to help students gain key positions in sectors
prepare you for employment in the vibrant and often progress on to more challenging courses or to a trainee position sought after 'Passport into Travel' - The Travel Training Company ground crew, tour guiding, travel contact centres, overseas such as travel companies, tour operators, hospitality providers,
complementary industries of travel and hospitality. During the in the industry. approved programme and endorsed certificate which is highly holiday reps or transportation. A range of field trips and study visitor attractions and other service sector operations. A range of
programme, students will participate in a travel and hospitality respected within the industry. A range of field trips and visits visits enhance the overall student experience. field trips, study visits and talks by guest speakers enhance the
study visit. Duration:
enhance the overall student experience. overall student experience.
Full-time, one year. Duration:
Duration: Duration: Full-time, one year; Part-time, two years. Duration:
Full-time, one year; Part-time, two years. Course Content:
Full-time, one year. Full-time, two years. Part-time, day release over three years.
l Customer Relations in Travel & Tourism l Pacific Institute Course Content:
Course Content: l Introduction to UK Tourism Industry l Introduction to Retail Course Content: l Applying Marketing Principles in Travel & Tourism Course Content:
l Air & Surface Travel l European & Mediterranean Tourist Travel Services l Communications l Information Technology l Air Travel / Passport into Air l Customer Service Skills in l Air Travel: Reservations, Fares & Ticketing l International Candidates will study the following subjects in addition to
Destinations l Local Hospitality Provision l Travel Agency l Air Fares & Ticketing l Additional Travel & Tourism Services Travel & Tourism l Travel Agency Practice l Worldwide Travel Tourist Destinations l Spanish l Communication those undertaken at HNC level:
Practices l Introduction to Hospitality Events l Customer Care l Planning Itineraries for Travel & Tourism l Promotional Geography l Introduction to the Travel Industry l Information Technology: Applications Software l Retail Travel Operations l Air Travel Advanced:
in Hospitality & Tourism Materials for Travel & Tourism l Holiday Planning l Holiday l Communication l Airport Services l Information Technology l Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness l Retail Travel Reservations, Fares & Ticketing l Long-haul Inclusive Tours &
Entry Requirements: Issues l Holiday Destinations l Marketing Local Visitor Attractions & Services l Surface Practice l Structure & Organisation of the Travel & Tourism Independent Holidays l Tour Operations l Developing the
Applicants should have two Standard Grade passes at level 3 * There may be slight differences in course content between Travel l Resort Representatives l Tourism Visits l Retail Industry l Creating a Culture of Customer Care Individual Within the Team l Influences on the Travel &
or above, a relevant NC or SVQ Level II qualification, or relevant campuses. Travel Assignment l Passport in Travel (exam fee payable) l Graded Unit – Project Case Study l Visitor Attraction Tourism Industry l Marketing Planning in Travel & Tourism
industry experience. Operations l Tour Guiding & Resort Representation l Surface Transportation & Cruises l Desktop Publishing
Entry Requirements: Entry Requirements:
There are no formal entry requirements but applicants are expected
l Graded Unit – Project Investigation l Work Experience
Progression: There are no formal entry requirements. Entry Requirements:
Upon successful completion students may progress to HNC/D level to have some communication and number skills. A friendly outgoing One Higher Grade pass and three Standard Grade passes or an Entry Requirements:
personality is also necessary for work in this industry. appropriate group of SQA modules. If you have some work experience One Higher Grade pass at level C or above is required to access the
study or to a university degree in travel, tourism or hospitality studies. Progression:
Successful completion allows you to gain direct access onto the NC Progression: or other training, you may not need the above qualifications. first year of the course. Alternatively, a range of SQA modules or other
Careers: Successful completion allows you to gain direct entry to the HNC relevant industry qualifications will be considered. HNC in either Travel
Travel & Tourism and International Travel with Hospitality courses. Progression:
Employment opportunities in the continually expanding travel and Travel course. Students may then progress to the HND Travel with or Tourism may take you directly into the second year of the HND. If
hospitality industry include advisers within travel agencies, airport Successful completion would allow direct access to the second year of
Careers: Tourism and possibly progress to the third year of a degree you have work experience or other training, you may not require the
ground staff, airline cabin crew, overseas holidays reps, customer HND Travel with Tourism. Thereafter, successful candidates may
Travel agencies, airlines, visitor attractions, tourist information centres. programme at either the University of the West of Scotland or above entry qualifications.
services and the hotel, restaurant, café and cruise liner sectors. progress to the third year of a degree programme at either the
Glasgow Caledonian University.
Assessment: University of the West of Scotland or Glasgow Caledonian University. Progression:
Assessment: The course is designed to be assessed on an ongoing basis at various Careers: Students who successfully complete the HND may progress directly
The course is assessed by a variety of methods depending on the stages throughout the year. This may involve the use of short answer Students who choose to go into industry may be employed within the third year of a relevant degree at a range of Scottish universities.
Employment opportunities as senior customer advisers within travel
particular unit being undertaken. Typical forms of assessment would questions, completion of a project, role play, presentations, or travel agencies, seek positions overseas as holiday reps or airline
cabin crew or be employed within the inbound UK tourism industry. agencies, travel contact centres, transportation companies (cruise Careers:
be computer-based, ongoing practical assessment open and closed computer-based assessments. liners, cabin crew, ground staff, rail staff, coach or car hire firms) or Successful completion can lead students into supervisory or junior
book, project work. Assessment: with overseas tour operators. management positions within the industry.
Available: The course is designed to be assessed on an ongoing basis throughout
Finnart Campus, Greenock and North Ayrshire Campus, Kilwinning Assessment: Assessment:
Finnart Campus, Greenock the year. This may involve short answer questions, completion of a
The course is assessed by a variety of methods, including The course is assessed by a variety of methods including
project, role play, presentations, or computer-based assessments.
computer-based calculations, assignments, role plays, short answer computer-based calculations, assignments, role plays, short answer
Available: questions, open book assessment and written reports. questions, open book assessment and completion of written reports.
North Ayrshire Campus, Kilwinning ND Available: Available:
Finnart Campus, Greenock and North Ayrshire Campus, Kilwinning North Ayrshire Campus, Kilwinning
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few formal qualifications and no particular experience of the
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subject area. If you are studying for an NC you will be in All facilities at the college are equipped to industry standard,
college for 21 hours per week. providing students with valuable experience to take to the
College Bursary (NC, SVQ & VTCT courses)
workplace. Resources for Hospitality & Tourism include:
Higher National Certificate (HNC):
Fee Waiver: Disability Living Allowance
Please complete form in BLOCK CAPITALS (Ink)
A one year, full-time, advanced level course, providing hands-
l Ambition Restaurant, a working training restaurant
Fee Waiver: Attendance Allowance
Course Name(s) applied for:
ILA (Individual Learning Account)
on skills and abilities to allow progression to specific career
SAAS (HNC/D & degree courses)
James Watt College is an equal opportunities college
providing students with hands-on experience of both silver
Fee Waiver: Careers Allowance
Fee Waiver: Incapacity Benefit
opportunities. If you are studying for an HNC you will be in
service waiting skills and general customer care
Fee Waiver: Asylum Seeker
college for 16 hours per week.
l A live internet café, providing a stimulating, modern
environment for a working fast food operation
Full-time Courses ONLY
Higher National Diploma (HND):
l Fully functional kitchens providing a realistic work
A two year, full-time, advanced level course providing hands-on
environment for all practical food preparation
skills and abilities to allow progression to specific career
l A fully stocked, licensed bar
opportunities. If you are studying for an HND you will be in
l A simulated reservation system which gives students
college for 16 hours per week.
experience of using the reservation process a travel agent or
tour operator would use when dealing with holiday enquiries.
Shaping your future
should get in touch using the contact details listed. If you would
It is vitally important that you find the right course for you. This
to college. It is important to receive individual advice to ensure
Course Guide tells you the basics but for more information you
For detailed advice or to make an appointment with a Student
Funding is another important area to consider prior to coming
Highers / Intermediate 2s
Sport, Exercise & Outdoor
Music & Performing Arts
like to discuss your future career plans and course options,
Hospitality & Tourism
please make an appointment with our Student Adviser.
Adviser contact the Student Information Centre on
you receive all the funding you are entitled to.
0800 085 8200 (North Ayrshire).
Course Guides Available
Help to Choose a Course
0800 587 2277 (Greenock) or
Hairdressing & Make-up Artistry
Beauty & Complementary
Business & Management
Art, Design & Media
Computing & IT
class times or placements. Funding may be made available to
experiences in line with the Scottish Government ‘Early Years
help cover the cost of child care. Early application for nursery
The college works in partnership with Enterprise Childcare in
Curriculum’. This facility will be provided for students during
Greenock and the Rainbow Cottage Nursery in Kilwinning to
campuses for children between the ages of three and five.
Highly qualified and capable staff care for the children in a
There are nurseries at both the Finnart and North Ayrshire
enable students to access child care provision for children
secure and stimulating environment, providing learning
under three years of age.
places is advised.
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Applicants should list all subjects, whatever the result, in chronological order. If you are awaiting the results of any examinations recently taken,
write PENDING in the result column. Please continue on a seperate sheet if necessary.
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(Standard, Higher, etc) (grades, bands, etc)
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of race, colour or ethnic origin. To help us monitor this policy, please complete the information below by ticking the appropriate box.
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Lauchlan Way, Kilwinning, KA13 6BR
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