Falkirk Campus Open Evening success

Falkirk Open Evening

Falkirk Campus Open Evening success

An open evening event promoting courses and apprenticeship opportunities available at Forth Valley College attracted more than 400 people to the Falkirk Campus recently (Wednesday 1 November).

Representatives from the college’s teaching departments and Business Development Team were on hand to offer advice and guidance on the wide range of courses available at the College including full-time courses from access to Degree level, Modern Apprenticeships, new Foundation Apprenticeships, evening courses, business training courses and flexible learning programmes.   

In addition, support teams were available to offer careers advice and answer questions on funding, learning support and applying to college.  

The College welcomed a wide range of partners from industry to promote career opportunities and current vacancies.  Employers represented at the event included: Alexander Dennis, Calachem, ECITB, Edinburgh Airport, INEOS, Johnston Matthey, Petroineos, Scottish Power, Technip, FMC and WGM.

In the photo above Jake Coxall (17) from Larbert was interested in finding out about apprenticeship opportunities.  He chatted with representatives from Scottish Power – Euan Steel (20), Ryan Clark (19) and Scott Kirkland (17), all from Glasgow.

Skills Development Scotland were also in attendance to give advice and the event included campus tours.

Forth Valley College launched their 2018/19 Prospectus recently and are encouraging people to apply online now for full-time courses available from January and August 2018 and live apprenticeship vacancies in life sciences and engineering,   starting in August 2018. 

More open events are planned for later this month; there will be an event at the Stirling Campus on Thursday 9 November from 4.30pm – 7.00pm and there will be an event at the Alloa Campus on Tuesday 14 November from 4.30pm – 7.00pm. 

Dr Ken Thomson, Principal for Forth Valley College said: “Our open evenings offer a fantastic opportunity for people to come along and find out about the different options available to them – whether they’re interested in a mainstream course, finding out about Modern Apprenticeship vacancies currently on offer, thinking about studying for a Foundation Apprenticeship while still at school or pursuing a degree. 

“These events are also really useful if you’re considering applying to college but have questions surrounding student finance or the application process for example – and they’re also an excellent opportunity to speak with the large number of employers who are exhibiting this year, to find out what qualifications they are looking for.”

If you want to find out more about courses available at Forth Valley College visit www.forthvalley.ac.uk  or call 01324 403000.

Pic 1: Paula Ryan (45) from Falkirk speaks to Muriel Alexander from FVC about the BA (Hons) Heritage & Tourism.

Pic 2: Dylan White from SDS speaks to John Thom (16) from Larbert and Ryan Smith (16) from Larbert about Foundation Apprenticeships.

Pic 3: Stacey Meechan (30) from Bonnybridge was interested in finding out about business and administration courses.  She was accompanied by Alan Rutherford (35) from Bonnybridge.

Pic 4: Adam Crowe (16) from Falkirk visited the event with mum Trudy to find out about apprenticeships.  Both are pictured with Harris Ahmed from TechnipFMC.

Pic 5: Emma Beveridge (16)and Zoe McKay (15) both from Grangemouth, both popped along to find out about photography courses.




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