BA (Hons) Professional Education (Secondary) with Physics (University of Stirling)

Ignite your passion for science and inspire the next generation with our unique course, created in partnership with the University of Stirling. This course is your gateway to a fulfilling career as a secondary school physics teacher. Offering vast employment prospects, this qualification empowers you to make a lasting impact on young minds by seamlessly blending theory with crucial classroom experience during integrated school placements.

Embark on your teacher journey with Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling.  Start shaping futures today - Apply now!

UCAS Code - PXF1

If you would like to apply for the Partnership Degree course, you can request to be sent a link to our custom built direct application form, rather than completing a UCAS application form. We can offer assistance in completing the form. If you would prefer this option, please email the University of Stirling at requesting the link to the direct form and advising which course you wish to apply for. 

If you would like further information or guidance, please contact Forth Valley College’s University Partnership Engagement Officer, Sarah McCormick:

  • Secondary school teacher in physics

For year 1 entry:

  • Two National 5 (pass) in two science subjects
  • Two Highers (grade C) to include a science subject* 


  • NC Applied Science


  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies 


  • Appropriate group of National Qualification units

*From 2024 entry, Higher English or equivalent and National 5 maths must be obtained in the first two years if not passed prior to Year one entry. 

For more information, please visit the University of Stirling’s webpage here.

Further advice for full-time applicants:

Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as: the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course 
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview 
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Falkirk Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

End date

06 June 2025

SCQF Level

Level 8

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