College launches new course guide ahead of Levenmouth campus opening

Fife College is on count down to the opening of its new campus in Levenmouth and to mark the occasion, students have helped to launch a guide to courses which will be on offer at the facility.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 1:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th May 2016, 2:17 pm
NC Child, Health and Social Care students Zoe McMillan (18), Buckhaven; Jennifer Connelly (32), Methil; Julie Gough (34), Buckhaven; and Caroline Tait (36), St Monans help launch the brochure.

With just three months to go until the new campus opens in August, staff from the college have been available throughout the week to provide advice and information at open day events taking place in its current campus in Victoria Road, Leven.

Those visiting can also find out more about what the new campus will look like and the range of courses on offer, from care and hospitality to hairdressing and engineering.

The new college campus will complement the current work being carried out on the Methilhaven Road site in Buckhaven to create a the new Levenmouth Academy.

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Having Fife College and the Academy right next door to each other on the same site will offer a wealth of opportunities for pupils, students and the wider community, which are easily accessible.

A unique MathsLAB will be at the hub of the new campus – designed by Fife College in conjunction with local primary school teachers, the facility will encourage ‘fun maths learning’ for primary school pupils through to adult learners. There will also be the opportunity for adults to gain maths qualifications thanks to a partnership between the College and the Open University.

Janet McCauslin, project director, is excited about the new facilities and courses which will soon be available to local people.

She said: “The vision for our new campus is to help the people of east and central Fife to move into exciting careers.

“In order to do this we have been working with employers in the area to identify the skills they are looking for in their workforce, as well as what jobs might be available in the future, both in the Levenmouth area and further afield.

“Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects are key to a successful career and prosperous economy and all courses at our new campus will therefore include STEM skills.

“We are confident that we will have the right range of courses and facilities in our new campus to mirror these demands which in turn will support all ages to gain the qualifications and skills they need to succeed.”

Staff will be available to provide information about a range of course areas every day this week until Friday, between 10am and 2pm.

Careerzone and guidance teams will also be on hand to help with course advice, progression routes, funding, childcare, employment and much more. For further details just pop in for a chat or call 0344 2480115.