The courses, covering over 40 different subject areas, are available for study at campuses all across the region – Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Rosyth and Levenmouth - as well as many you can study online and in your own time.
Choosing the right course is an important decision and the College wants to help you get that right.
Whether you’re leaving school and looking for qualifications to get your first job; looking to learn new skills to help progress your career prospects; or even considering a career change into a new area, Fife College is confident it will have something to meet your needs.
There are hundreds of options available, from starter courses, vocational training and apprenticeships through to higher education and degree pathway qualifications. Also on offer are professional qualifications, as well as a range of short-term, online ‘Skills Boost’ courses available too, to help your job and career prospects.
What’s more, you can study to suit your own lifestyle – full-time, part-time, distance learning, even combined with your school or workplace commitments.
There are fantastic facilities available on the five campuses. At Glenrothes, there is superb new engineering equipment to capitalise on the huge opportunities in this area, from traditional disciplines such as manufacturing, electrical and mechanical to exciting new areas including electric car, computer-aided design, drones and renewable energy. There are also excellent modern care suites, to capitalise on the huge demand in the region for health, social and child care workers. Also at Glenrothes, the College has high-tech screen, sound and radio studios and a huge investment in digital technologies courses, from 3D animation to computer games design. At Kirkcaldy, there are state-of-the-art training kitchens and a commercial bistro to help train the chefs and hospitality employees of the future, as well as a theatre, where training takes place not only for drama students but also for technical theatre students, so if you see yourself wanting to work on the set of the next Bond film, Fife College could be your starting point!
Other top-class facilities include hair, beauty, make-up salons and studies for jewellery making and furniture design. In Dunfermline, there is a fabulous Media Space including fashion workshops, photography studio and dark room. And the College has its own University Hub in Dunfermline, plus dedicated space at other campuses, to help you in your studies towards a degree, either directly at Fife College or via one of the 300 progression route partnerships with universities throughout the country, so you can take one year at a time, gain a qualification each year, and study for a degree locally, flexibly and potentially at less expense than moving away to study. And of course, it has recently been confirmed that Fife College will move to a new £100m purpose-built campus in Dunfermline, set to be the first net zero tertiary education building in Scotland, in 2024.
All courses are designed in tandem with industry insights, and one of the core benefits you will find with studying at Fife is the close links with local employers – whether through apprenticeship schemes or the opportunities afforded with work placements and job experience. The College is very proud of the fact that 90% of full-time students progress either to employment or to further study after completing their qualifications there – the highest progression score of any college in Scotland.
The College also offers a welcoming student support team who are on hand to help you with more practical questions about coming to college, such as funding, travel, employability and wellbeing, or even if you just need help with your application. And the award-winning Students’ Association will help make sure you make the most of your student experience. There’s a reason that 95% of Fife College students would recommend them!
Seeing what is on offer is easy. Just check the Fife College website for subject areas and courses available. If you want further information, feel free to call or email the College and they’ll be there to help. And remember, if you are still at school, you can ask your guidance teacher or your local SDS careers advisor for help, as well as seeking the views of parents, friends or your employer.
Once you’ve narrowed down your choice, you may find it useful to read more detailed information on the courses you are considering. The website and course Prospectus can give you important information about the entry requirements you’ll need, what you’ll learn on the course, what job prospects there are in that particular field, and how to apply. You can also hear from existing and previous students who have chosen the same course you are considering.
Applying for a course is easy. Just complete the online application form on the website, or speak to the student services team over the phone if that’s easier.