Falkirk Open Evening Success

Falkirk Open Evening

Falkirk Open Evening Success

An open evening event promoting courses and apprenticeship opportunities available at Forth Valley College attracted more than 500 people to the Falkirk Campus recently (Tuesday 30 October).

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, Petroineos, Scottish Power, Scottish Water, FES, TechnipFMC, Devro and NLB.

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

Forth Valley College launched their 2019/20 Prospectus recently and are encouraging people to apply online now for full-time courses available from January and August 2019 and live apprenticeship vacancies starting in August 2018. 

More open events are planned for later this month: there will be an event at the Alloa Campus on Wednesday 7 November from 4.30pm – 7.00pm and then at the Stirling Campus on Thursday 15 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.”


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