School/College Partnership Courses

Kickstart 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 2024 - 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, Stirling and Alloa Campuses. 

Our SCOTS Programme courses are now live for applications.

Enrolment onto SCOTS courses is made through referrals from the school, so please contact a member of your schools staff for more details.
The deadline for applications is Friday 31 May but early applications are encouraged.

Limited spaces available for our School Partnership Courses 

Courses will start from Monday 10 June 2024

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


Schools College Opportunities to Succeed (SCOTS) programme

Our Schools College Opportunities to Succeed (SCOTS) Programme may interest school pupils who want to experience college without having to undertake a full qualification. Pupils may be thinking about leaving school or staying on but are still determining if the career path they are thinking about is right for them.

The SCOTS programme allows them to try the course more relaxedly with no pressure of having to fit a full qualification into their timetables.

Some pupils may look to the SCOTS programme as a way of building confidence to apply for a course either on the School College Partnership programme or as a transition course to familiarise themselves with the college environment.

After completing the SCOTS programme, we are confident pupils will better know 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 staff member at their school.

SCOTS Programme Available for 2024

  • Introduction to Construction
  • Introduction to Creative Industries
  • Introduction to Early Years
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Introduction Hair & Beauty
  • Introduction to Health Care & Early Years
  • Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism & Events
  • Introduction to Science: Forensic Science
  • Introduction to Sports & Fitness

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.

School Partnership Subjects Available for 2024

  • Business
  • Childcare and Social Services
  • Computing
  • ESOL
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Hospitality & Cookery
  • Media
  • Science
  • Sport & Exercise
  • and more...

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
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Engineering

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

“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

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