Thinking of studying towards your future career? Applications now open for courses in August 2024 at Fife College

Now is the time to take the first step towards your future – with hundreds of courses to choose from right here on your doorstep in Fife.

If you’re thinking about your future and considering applying to college then you’ll be interested to learn that Fife College is now accepting applications for over 400 courses starting this August.

They cover over 40 different subject areas and can be accessed at campuses across the region – Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Rosyth and Levenmouth – as well as many you can study online and in your own time.

Course options for learners of all ages and backgrounds

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Whether you’re leaving school and looking for qualifications to get your first job; looking to learn new skills to help improve career prospects; or are considering a career change, Fife College is confident it will have something to meet your needs.

Options include starter courses, vocational training and apprenticeships through to HNCs, HNDs and degree pathway qualifications. Also on offer are professional qualifications in subject areas such as project management, leadership, and learning and development, as well as a range of short-term, online courses to help your job and career prospects.

What’s more, courses this year are being launched with a special promise to offer a place to every eligible school leaver.

The promise includes assistance for every pupil who meets the minimum entry requirements to find a course that aligns with their unique circumstances, ensuring a pathway to success and helping them achieve their full potential.

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Take your pick from over 40 different subjects offered at Fife College. Supplied picture

First-class facilities at all campuses

There are a host of fantastic facilities available across the five campuses.

In Kirkcaldy, state-of-the-art training kitchens and an increasingly popular customer-facing restaurant is helping to train the chefs and hospitality workers of the future.

In Dunfermline, the fabulous Media Space includes a photography studio and dark room. And in Glenrothes, the College has high-tech screen, sound and radio studios and has made a huge investment in digital labs and equipment for a wide range of creative media and digital courses, including 3D animation, computer games design, coding and software development and the growing importance of cyber security and it has excellent modern care suites, to capitalise on the huge demand in the region for health, social and child care workers.

Across a number of campuses, you’ll find superb new engineering equipment for traditional disciplines such as manufacturing, electrical and mechanical as well as exciting new areas including electric car, computer-aided design, drones and renewable energy. Other excellent facilities across the five campuses include hair, beauty and make-up salons; studios for jewellery making and furniture design; a drama theatre and a University Hub.

Strong links with local employers

Courses are all designed in tandem with industry insights. A big advantage with studying at Fife College is the close links with local employers – whether through apprenticeship schemes or work placements and job experience. With 95 per cent of full-time students going onto employment or further study, Fife boasts one of the highest progression scores of any college in Scotland.

Flexible study options to suit your work/family balance

You could opt to study full-time, part-time, via distance learning, or combined with your school or workplace commitments. Partnerships with numerous universities across the country means that the College can offer over 550 progression routes to a degree, so students can start their studies locally at college, take one year at a time, gain a qualification for each year of study, and then move into second or third year of a degree course at university.

Wide range of student support services

There is a welcoming student support team 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 a range of initiatives to help students deal with the cost of living crisis, including free breakfasts, free gym sessions and haircuts.

So easy to apply

Check the Prospectus or the Fife College website for subject areas and available courses. If you want further information, feel free to call or email the College.

To apply for a course, just complete the online application form on the website, or speak to the student services team over the phone (0344 248 0115).