Luckily accessing help is easy at Forth Valley College

We have dedicated teams in place to help you at all points in your college journey - from choosing the right course to applying to university or looking for a job.

All you need to do is ask. 


Here to help

  • Learning Support

    The Learning Support Team is available to help students with additional learning needs and those who need additional support due to health issues or a disability.

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  • Student Finance

    Whatever your financial situation it's important to know about the different types of funding support available to you whilst studying at college.

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  • Learner Advisors

    Our Learner Advisory Team can help with lots of important decisions throughout your time at College, such as course choices, progressing to University and Career Advice.

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  • Qualifications Explained

    Check out our Qualifications Explained guide to help you pick the right level of course to suit you.

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Support for looked after young people and care leavers

Forth Valley College wants all Care Experienced Young People/Care Leaver (LAYP/CL) students, to be successful during their time studying here. We want everyone to gain a place on an appropriate course, learn new skills, gain qualifications, and progress into a positive destination whether that be further education, higher education, training or employment. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to indicate they have been in care via their college online application. This information will allow the Student Services team to contact applicants and ensure they are aware of the wide range of support available pre-entry and on-course.

The support offered is wide and varied and depends on each individual student and what is right for them, but broadly includes:

  • Priority processing for funding 
  • Pre-application help
  • Guaranteed interview if entry requirements met
  • Dedicated Learner Adviser 
  • Additional financial advice and support
  • Care Experienced Student Bursary (eligibility criteria apply)


For more information download our CEYP leaflet 

Forth Valley College Corporate Parenting Plan 2017-22

Core & Essential Skills

Your course will develop the vocational skills and knowledge you need for your desired career path, however you'll also develop other vital skills whilst at college.  

Core and essential skills are important in all aspects of your life and will benefit you whilst studying in your future career and at home. 

Core and Essential skills will equip you with the skills required to achieve your goals in your academic, personal and work life.

As well as providing excellent training in your chosen subject area, your college course also will also develop the following:


 Core Skills

  • Communication
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others


ALN Drop-in session timetable 


Essential Skills

  • Career Preparation
  • Financial Capability
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Learning & Study Skills
  • Citizenship & Diversity


ICT Taster session timetable

Are you experiencing issues which may affect your studies?

Students experiencing issues or a change in circumstances which may impact on their learning can access help from the College's Learner Advisers.

Click here and log in to Moodle to complete a change of circumstances/crisis form.  A Learner Adviser will then be in touch to discuss support available.  

Contact Details

Learning Support
Telephone 01324 403 330
Learner Advisers
Telephone 01324 403 000