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This course is for anyone who is considering a career in the IT industry. It provides students with a taste of the different specialities within computing, including computer hardware, cyber security and programming. This engaging course will use Raspberry Pis to help candidates develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge. As part of this course, students will have the opportunity to achieve Vendor Certification, which is highly respected by employers.
This is an intensive programme of humanities study for mature learners encompassing subjects at Higher level with the aim of preparing them for entry into university courses. This course is allied to the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP). SWAP promotes access to university for adult learners returning to education after a gap. In order to study as part of the SWAP programme applicants must have been away from formal full-time education for at least three years (or five years if you already have Higher or HN qualifications). For further information on SWAP and on the degree programmes available at SWAP partner universities, please visit www.scottishwideraccess.org
This course provides students with experience of a broad range of different types of engineering and the core skills to progress on to National Qualifications. It aims to give individuals greater confidence in their own abilities and fully inform them about a career in engineering.
The aim of this course is to help you to decide the career that you wish to study. Aimed at Christmas leavers, or anyone looking to get back into education, it is a way of sampling different STEM areas and making an informed decision as to where you want to study.
This course is a hands on and exciting course that will give you the broad practical skills base you will need to progress on to one of our Access courses in Science or Engineering. The course has an emphasis on development of scientific skills used in a wide range of industries and services using laboratory science and developing the skills and knowledge necessary for basic science engineering processes.
This multimedia course is designed to support students who wish to pursue a career in the vibrant, fast paced media industry.
Students will develop skills across a range of media specialisms including television, film, radio, print and online . They will explore the tools, applications and industry practice of the digital environment, creating content and sharing it across a range of platforms through FVC's multimedia digital platform Connect Forth. With a strong focus on practical skills the course will also develop an in-depth understanding of ethical and legal considerations of working within the media industry.
The programme combines the technological and media-oriented skills of Forth Valley's HND programme with the advanced academic training and up-to-date digital expertise of the University of Stirling.
Classes for the first two years will be delivered at Forth Valley College’s campus in Stirling.