Ayrshire College has shaken up its Sport and Fitness offering for the 2020/21 academic year – with major developments for its North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire students.

Students from South Ayrshire, who would previously have had to travel to Kilmarnock or Kilwinning to study on the course, will now be able to study at the Ayr Campus from August 2020 – if it reopens as planned ­– as the college introduces two new full-time Sport & Fitness courses.

Students who enrol on the Sport and Fitness and Advanced Sport and Fitness courses at the Ayr Campus will also be able to use facilities at the Citadel

leisure centre as part of their course.

Kilwinning-based students will be able to gain access to The Circuit and Portal leisure facilities in Irvine, thanks to the college’s strong partnership with KA Leisure.

Students on the new Introduction to Sport and Fitness, Sport and Fitness and Advanced Sport and Fitness courses will now be based in brand new facilities at the Kilwinning Campus, which includes a Sports Science laboratory.

A spokesperson for Ayrshire College said: “Being able to access KA Leisure’s impressive leisure facilities will provide a big boost to the students studying towards a career in the sport, health, leisure or fitness industry.

“These full-time courses have a high practical component, with students participating in sports like basketball, swimming, table tennis and volleyball, as well as circuit training, fitness classes and weight training.

“Ayrshire College’s bespoke HND course in Applied Sport and Exercise Science is one of only two in Scotland, and is used by students who wish to progress to university to study either Physiotherapy or Sports Science.”


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