Forth Valley College reveals new ‘workplace-ready’ degree courses

Forth Valley College has unveiled a number of exciting new partnership degree courses, on offer from September, to prepare students for employment.

Promoted by Forth Valley College
Friday, 11th December 2020, 9:03 am
“These programmes deliver the highly skilled graduates which employers are crying out for"
“These programmes deliver the highly skilled graduates which employers are crying out for"

Forth Valley College now offers nine innovative degree courses with three of Scotland’s leading universities: Stirling, Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde.

The deadline date for UCAS applications is Friday, January 15 2021, so the college is urging prospective students to get applications in as soon as possible.

This novel, innovative and integrated approach to learning offered by the college meets the needs of future employers by creating work-ready graduates.

Forth Valley College offers quality degrees in the central Scotland area to allow students to ease into ‘higher education’

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 – all supported by key industry partners.

“These programmes deliver the highly skilled graduates which employers are crying out for,” says principal Dr Ken Thomson.

“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.”

Successful applicants, who will spend at least their first year studying with Forth Valley College, will be recognised as university undergraduate students throughout the entire course.

Why choose a partnership degree at Forth Valley College?

There are several advantages of studying locally at Forth Valley College 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.

Forth Valley College offers quality degrees in the central Scotland area to allow students to ease into ‘higher education’, whilst still staying close to home. It also means you will be able to save money during the first year at least.

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 Forth Valley College degree students will move on to 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.

Opportunity to build confidence

Partnership degree programmes at Forth Valley College 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

True to its mission statement of ‘making learning work’, the college prides itself on preparing students for what life will be like when they enter the workplace and developing the skills future employers are looking for.

The wide range of industry partners recognise this and are great supporters of the training, standards and practical skills that students develop during their time with Forth Valley College.

So what are you waiting for? Find out more about Forth Valley College degree courses and whether you can apply through the college or UCAS by the deadline of Friday, January 15 2021 at www.forthvalley.ac.uk/ways-to-study/degrees.