UCAS deadline soon – partnership degrees at Forth Valley College

Forth Valley College now offers a number of partnership degree courses with four of Scotland’s leading Universities (Stirling, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde and Napier).

Best of both worlds - why you should apply for a partnership degree at Forth Valley College
Best of both worlds - why you should apply for a partnership degree at Forth Valley College

This novel, innovative and integrated approach to learning offers the student the opportunity to study at the College for the first 2 years then progress for the final two years at the partner University - getting the best of both worlds from the two institutions with a dual student status.

These degrees have been designed to meet the needs of future employers by creating ‘work ready’ graduates and are supported by key industry partners.

Deadline for applications

Don’t wait to secure your future – UCAS deadline approaching for university applications and Forth Valley College has partnership degree opportunities available now

The deadline date for UCAS applications is the 26th Jan 2022 so FVC are urging prospective students to get applications in as soon as possible.

The degree courses are: BSc (Hons) Applied Biological Science, BSc (Hons) Software Development with Cyber Security, BA (Hons) Digital Media, BA (Hons) Heritage and Tourism, BA Art and Design, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, MEng Chemical Engineering, MEng Electrical Engineering and MEng Mechanical Engineering.

Why study your degree this way?

Benefits of a partnership degree at FVC include:

There are several advantages of studying locally at FVC in Falkirk, Stirling or Alloa. If you have just left school, travelling to study in Edinburgh or Glasgow can be a daunting prospect and expensive. FVC offers quality degrees in the Central Scotland area to allow students to ease into ‘higher education’, while still staying close to home. It also means you will be able to save money during the first year at least.

Smaller class groups mean more one-to-one time with lecturers

Smaller class groups mean the College’s expert and experienced lecturers can spend more time with individual students to guide them through the theory and make sure they understand the core elements of their subjects.

Focus on practical lab and technical skills

The first year or two of an integrated degree has a strong focus on hands-on skills meaning FVC degree students will move onto university with a high level of practical lab and technical skills. This will stand you in good stead as you progress and will also prove valuable when you enter the workplace.

An opportunity to build confidence before going to university

Partnership degree programmes at FVC are the ideal way for both school leavers and mature students to find their feet in ‘higher education’ and build confidence that will be valuable as they progress on to university.

Honing skills to become more employable and industry ready

True to our mission statement of ‘Making Learning Work’ we pride ourselves on preparing our students for what life will be like when they enter the workplace and developing the skills that future employers are looking for. Our industry partners recognise this and great supporters of the training, standards and practical skills that our students develop during their time with Forth Valley College.

Dr Ken Thomson, Principal of Forth Valley College, said: “These programmes deliver the highly skilled graduates which employers are crying out for. The focus on vocational training alongside academic study will ensure graduates can hit the ground running. This is vital for the continued success of key sectors and industries across Scotland. We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in finding out more.”

So what are you waiting for? Find out more about our degree courses and whether you can apply through the College or through UCAS by the deadline of 26th January 2022. See www.forthvalley.ac.uk/