College initiative is the best

Representatives from Forth Valley College collect the award
Representatives from Forth Valley College collect the award

Forth Valley College has won a prestigious Times Educational Supplement (TES) Further Education award.

It scooped the ‘Best Teaching and Learning Initiative’ award at a ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

FVC was recognised for setting up an 80-strong Creative Learning Leadership Group (CLLG), with management, teaching staff, learning and support staff and the student union all involved. This led to initiatives, such as launching a Raspberry Pi computer into space on a hydrogen balloon and media and engineering students making a film about 3D printing.

It was also short-listed in Employer Engagement and Apprenticeship Programme of the Year categories.

Principal Dr Ken Thomson, said: “This is an excellent endorsement of the good work that is continuously being carried out across all our campuses.”