School/College Partnership Courses

Kick start your career while still at school

School partnership courses at Forth Valley College - for senior school pupils moving into S4, S5 and S6 in August 2023 - offer a wide range of vocational courses to study alongside school-based National and Higher qualifications.  Our extensive range of school partnership courses are pitched at a range of levels to study at our Falkirk and Stirling Campuses.  

Applications for our School Partnership Courses are now live!

Course information was correct at time of publishing, but may be subject to change. 

Start your career journey

Our courses include Skills for Work (SFW), Foundation Apprenticeships, Higher National qualifications, National Progression Awards (NPA) and City and Guilds qualifications - introducing industry skills and knowledge to start your career journey.

So what are you waiting for? Take the first step towards that dream job.

What is a School Partnership course?

  • Courses offered by the College to pupils still at school in S4, S5 and S6
  • Pupils attend classes at one of our campuses one or two afternoons per week
  • Courses provide pupils with a unique opportunity to experience college life and gain additional qualifications, whilst still attending school
  • Taste of what to expect in Further or Higher Education

School Partnership Subjects Available for 2023

  • Business, Events, and Travel and Tourism
  • Childcare
  • Computing
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Hospitality & Cookery
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Services
  • Sport & Exercise
  • Uniform Services

Foundation Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprenticeships are on offer to fifth and sixth year pupils.  They combine academic learning with hands-on practical tasks and also include work experience with a local employer. The knowledge, skills and work experience gained will help to broaden options for pupils, enabling them to go on to complete a Modern Apprenticeship, attend college/university or go directly into employment.

A Foundation Apprenticeship is the equivalent to a Higher - making it highly sought after by employers, colleges and universities. 

Foundation Apprenticeships

  • Business Skills
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality
  • Digital Media
  • Social Services, Children and Young People

Studying my FA has benefited me a great deal in both my professional career and my personal qualities. I would recommend the FA programme to everyone."

Joely Reid, Former Larbert High School Student

SCOTS Programme

Our Schools College Opportunities to Succeed (SCOTS) programme may be of interest to school pupils who are undecided on which subject they would like to study.  It provides pupils from S4 and above with an opportunity to explore different progression pathways at college.   Pupils are offered the chance to choose three subjects for short taster sessions and then will focus on one of these subject in order to gain a Level 4 SVQ Qualification. On completion of the SCOTS programme, we are confident pupils will have a better idea of which career path they would like to follow.

The SCOTS programme is only available to pupils from schools based in Falkirk and Stirling.

For further information and to apply, pupils should speak to a member of staff at their school.

 

SCOTS Programme Falkirk Campus

  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Engineering
  • Fitness, Health and Exercise
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Science
  • Travel & Tourism

“I would recommend the College to anyone who wants to enter either the private or public sectors, due to the in depth knowledge and skills I learned whilst attending this course. The FA made my application stand out and made me different and memorable, which is exactly what you need when applying right out of school. "

Cameron Aitken, Bo'ness Academy

SCOTS Programme Stirling Campus

  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Healthcare
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Hospitality
  • Science
  • Travel & Tourism

Got a question?

Call 01324 403211

or send an email to Schools.Co-ordinator@forthvalley.ac.uk