Applications for courses starting in August 2016 are now open! To find out more about how to apply have a look through the page below and read our Frequently Asked Questions.
If you are a continuing or progressing student, visit our Progressing and Continuing Students page for information on how to apply.
Browse our Courses
Choose a subject and course that you are really interested in taking forward and will provide you with the right skills for your future career. You can choose from courses in the following areas:
There are a lot of courses and a lot of options so take your time to decide. If you need a bit of help or advice, feel free to give us a call for a chat on 0344 248 0115. You can also make an appointment with our Guidance Team.
Appointments with the Guidance team can be made at all campuses at a time that suits you. To make an appointment, pop into any Fife College campus reception or email firstname.lastname@example.org. School leavers can also discuss options with their school’s career office.
Good luck, we hope to see you soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do l apply?
Once you've found the course that's right for you, follow the 'apply online' link within the relevant course entry to submit your application online.
You will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, a valid email address and create a password. It is important that you enter these details accurately as you will need this information to access the system again.
Any correspondence, including offers or invitations to interviews, etc. will be sent out to you by email so it is vital that you let us know if this email address changes.
Please take time to complete your application form as fully as possible. You don't have to complete it all at one sitting, you can return to it at a later date using your login details. You may find this useful if you want to return to your personal statement or need to add some information that you do not have to hand.
If you need support to complete application form or are unable to apply online, our Customer Services Team can assist you. You can phone on 0344 248 0115, use our live chat facility (top right on the website) or email email@example.com.
You can follow this link to track your progress or return to a saved application https://courses.fife.ac.uk/portal/html/WBI/webappltop.htm
I've applied, what happens next?
We are committed to ensuring our admissions process is fair, transparent and consistent for all of our potential students.
We understand that it can be frustrating waiting on news of your application. But don't panic if you don't hear back straight away, here's a summary of the process your application will go through from submission date to outcome:
1. Application received;
2. Receipt of application provided within five working days;
3. You will be advised of the outcome of your application. This should be no more than six weeks after your application was received.
If you haven’t heard from us within this time, then give us a call.
If you applied online and should have received information via email, remember to check your junk email folder.
Depending on the course and level you're applying for, you may be required to attend an interview. Certain programmes, for example arts and the performing arts, will require a portfolio of work or participation in an audition. Other programmes may require an application for a PVG check.
I've received an offer, what do I do next?
Once an offer (conditional or unconditional) has been made, you have 21 days to accept it. If you don’t accept it within 21 days, the offer will be withdrawn. Your offer will be conditional if you are still waiting for confirmation of qualifications that meet the entry criteria for your course.
Once you have been offered and accepted your place, we will maintain contact through information sessions, email, social media and our website.
What if I don't get the course I want?
If your preferred course isn’t available or your application has been unsuccessful, we will follow up with an alternative. Just give us a call and we can arrange an appointment for you to discuss this alternative.
How do I know if I am a progressing or continuing student?
You are a progressing student if...
you are progressing within the same subject area, e.g NQ Art & Design SCQF Level 4 to NQ Art & Design Portfolio SCQF Level 5 or HNC Business to HND Business Year 2. If this applies to you, you should not apply online.
Progressing Students should complete The Progressing Student Fastrac Application form and return it to your tutor.
You are a continuing student if...
...you are currently attending a course that is greater than one year in length, e.g currently attending HND Business Year 1 in 2015/16. If this applies to you, you should not apply online.
Students in this category will go through the enrolment process for Year 2 of their course in early May 2016 in readiness for the next year of their course commencing in August 2016.
What do I do if I am a progressing or continuing student?
I need some help and advice, who should I contact?
- Looking to discuss your course options with someone?
- Can't find the course you're looking for?
- Having trouble registering to a course?
- Can't access your saved application?
Please don't hesitate to call our Customer Services team on 0344 248 0115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also make an appointment with our Guidance Team. Appointments with the Guidance team can be made at all campuses at a time that suits you. To make an appointment, pop into any Fife College campus reception or email email@example.com.
School leavers can also discuss options with their school’s career office.
Can I track my application online?
How do I access my saved application?
You can return to a saved application by clicking the following link:
What do I do if my course requires a reference?
Some courses may require you to complete a reference request form. Download the form, complete it and send it back to us.
Do I need to apply for funding?
Unless you are paying the course fees yourself, then you must apply for funding.
Funding forms will be available in May/June. If you have applied for your course online, you will receive an email to advise you what you need to do to apply for funding.
If you are applying for SAAS funding* and not sure if you will be eligible, please contact SAAS directly to check this. If you are not eligible for your fees to be paid, contact us to work out a payment plan.
*SAAS funding is for students who are studying HNC or an equivalent qualification at SCQF Level 7 and above. For more information on funding, please visit: http://www.fife.ac.uk/studentinformation/Pages/finance.aspx
When will I receive my funding application forms?
Funding forms will be available in May/June.
If you have applied online, you will receive an email to advise you what you need to do to apply. If you did not apply online, we will send a copy of the funding forms to you once they are available and advise you what you need to do to apply.
If you need any help or advice regarding funding, please contact us on 0344 248 0115.
Why does the application form ask if I am a young carer or if I have been in care?
We are keen to ensure that everyone can benefit from their course. We know from working with students over the years that if you have been in care, or are the carer for someone in your family, it can be even harder to make this next step in your education. By letting us know if you have been in care or if you are the carer for someone in your family, we can start to work with you over the summer before your course starts to help you get the most out of your course.
Fife College aims to be an equal opportunity education provider and does not discriminate on the grounds of: sex, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment.