Launch of new evening course programme

Evening course launch

Launch of new evening course programme

An exciting new programme of evening courses has been launched at Forth Valley College for 2018/19 starting from September.

A wide variety of evening courses will be offered at the Alloa (Monday and Wednesday evenings), Falkirk (Tuesdays and Thursdays), Stirling (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and Raploch (Mondays and Wednesdays) Campuses with something for everyone.

The vast range of introduction and leisure classes available are expected to generate a lot of interest. Courses such as Basic Plumbing Skills, Woodworking Skills, Creative Clay, Stained Glass, Model Making, First Aid, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Artisan Bakery, Creative baking, Cake Craft  are just some of what’s on offer that have the potential to develop useful skills which will enhance everyday life. 

There are also a range of classes for those seeking a hobby including Life Drawing, Illustration, Creative Writing, Photography, Floristry, Sound Production, Introduction to Welding, DIY Home Decoration, Computer Aided Design (CAD), plus many more.

Those interested in higher level study will be attracted to the Higher National Diploma HND Mechanical Engineering at Falkirk, or the range of Higher National Certificates (HNCs) available in areas such as Administration and Information Technology, Accounting, Business, Management and Leadership, Construction Management and Childhood Practice.  

Other certificated courses are available in the fields of Sound Production, a wide variety of Hair and Beauty related subjects and everything from Cyber Security to Personal Training.   The programme also includes Highers in English and Mathematics (also National 5).

Students could also get £200 towards the cost of courses with an Individual Training Account – with more information available at  or by calling the helpline on: 0800 917 8000.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Not in education or involved in any other SDS funded programme
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work
  • Employed and earning less than £22,000 per year
  • Resident in Scotland

Forth Valley College Principal, Dr Ken Thomson, said: “Our evening courses deliver something for everyone with an excellent balance of both certificated and leisure-based courses. They can help you to progress your career, transform your life or find a lifelong passion. They can also offer the opportunity to meet new people and expand your social or professional networks. We look forward to helping you make the most of the possibilities available and ‘Making Learning Work’ for you."

If you are interested in a Higher or a National 5 course an Open Evening will be held on Thursday 16 August at the Falkirk Campus from 5-9pm.

For more information e-mail or call 01324 403123 and to view all courses available on the FVC website visit



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