Stirling Open Evening
Stirling Campus Open Evening attracts students of the future
An open evening event promoting courses and apprenticeship opportunities available at Forth Valley College attracted more than 100 people to the Stirling Campus recently (Thursday 15 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. 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 in life sciences and engineering, starting in August 2019.
Callum Andrews (17) from Stirling who attended looking to find out more about Digital Media courses, said: “I have known about the college for ages and it is easy to get to. It seems like it will be a really friendly place to study.”
Chloe Paterson (17), also from Stirling was finding out more about Hospitality courses, said: “I would be keen to come here and study and it has been recommended to me.”
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 find out what qualifications employers are looking for.”
The event was also filmed by Kai Horsburgh and James Craig from Connect Forth FVC’s student broadcast station and will be available to view soon.
If you want to find out more about courses available at Forth Valley College visit www.forthvalley.ac.uk or call 01324 403000.