FVC opens its doors for Big College Open Week

FVC opens its doors for Big College Open Week
Big College Open Week 2024

Colleges across Scotland are opening their doors from 21 to 28 March to mark the second national Big College Open Week – aka #BigCOW – and Forth Valley College will be celebrating the event by hosting an Open Evening on Thursday 21 March.

A host of exciting activities are taking place in colleges across Scotland during the week. Organised by the College Development Network (CDN) Marketing and Communications Network, the purpose of the week is to demonstrate all that colleges offer – including the wide range of learning pathways and options open to students.

FVC’s Open Evening will take place at the Falkirk Campus from 4.30pm-7.30pm. Those attending will be able to find out about courses available for 2024, including: Full-time, Evening, Flexible Learning, School Partnership Programmes, Integrated Degree Programmes, Modern Apprenticeships and Training Courses.

In addition visitors can also find out about the following: Applying for a course,  College facilities, Entry requirements, Funding and Student support, while employers attending the event will include: ExxonMobil, Trillium Flow Services, Sulzer, Progress Rail Services LTS UK, and more!

Choosing to study at college is the best way to start, change or develop a new career right on your doorstep. By coming together, Scotland’s colleges will show how they are the right choice for anyone – young and not so young – who wants to start or change their careers, and for businesses looking to develop their workforce.

During the week colleges will be offering taster sessions, tours, the chance to meet course tutors and members of Students’ Associations, who will be on hand to talk about clubs, societies and support. There are taster days and open evenings, and you can ‘learn to student like a pro’ with short talks on careers, the library and admissions.

Marie Hendry, Chief Executive, CDN, said: “We are really excited for this year’s Big College Open Week. It’s all part of the Choose College campaign and aims to highlight the incredible opportunities colleges offer. The week will showcase the support and expertise that has helped countless pupils, school leavers, career changers, career developers, employers, graduates and apprentices to take the next steps in their journey.

“We want to get the message out to parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers, mature students and school pupils that college is so much more than a course – it offers pathways, experiences and qualifications that lead to real careers and future success.”

Kenny MacInnes, Principal of Forth Valley College said: “We are delighted to be supporting CDN’s Big College Open Week. 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 find out what qualifications employers 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.

Find out more about #BigCOW by visiting https://www.cdn.ac.uk/choose-college/big-college-open-week/