Care link will lead FVC students to University of Stirling
An articulation agreement between Forth Valley College and the University of Stirling will allow students to progress onto a nursing degree programme.
The agreement will offer students on the college’s HNC Care and Administrative Practice the opportunity to advance their studies by entering into Year 2 of the University of Stirling’s nursing degree programmes in Adult or Mental Health Nursing.
Students on the HNC programme must complete 600 hours of placement during their year of study and gain an A in their Graded Unit to be eligible for consideration.
Hannah Ritchie, Head of the Department of Care, Health and Sport at Forth Valley College, said: “We are delighted that this articulation arrangement has been approved as it provides progression opportunities for a number of our HNC students who are committed to furthering a career in Nursing and recognises our HNC as a key part of that learner journey. This arrangement will form part of our guidance and advice for students who will be encouraged to apply for a place at our local university.”
Shona Barrie, Director Admissions and Access, University of Stirling, said: “We are delighted that students on the HNC in Care and Administrative Practice can now articulate directly into Year 2 of our Nursing degrees. Students coming through this articulation route with our partner, Forth Valley College, will be able to complete their nursing degree in two years, rather three.”
The photograph shows (back row from left to right) Gavin Lee, Head of Policy and Planning at the University of Stirling, Muriel Alexander, FVC’s University Partnerships Officer, (front row from left to right) Hannah Ritchie, Head of FVC’s Department of Care, Health and Sport, Fiona Brown, FVC’s Vice Principal, Learning and Teaching, and Shona Barrie, Director of Admissions and Access at the University of Stirling.
Anyone requiring fuurther information on FVC's Care, Health and Sport courses should call 01324 403000.