To find out more about how to apply have a look through the page below and read our Frequently Asked Questions.

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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 any campus at a time that suits you. To make an appointment, pop into any Fife College campus reception or email 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?

For most of our courses you should apply online. Choose the course you are interested in, read all the information about the course (making sure you meet or will meet the entry requirements) and select ‘apply online’. 

If you have not applied online before you will need to register your details. It is vital that you take your time to complete the details accurately and complete the application as much as you can.
You can track your progress or return to a saved application later if you need to. Your personal statement is very important, so put as much information in as you can.

You can return to complete your application but you must remember to click on the ‘save’ button before you log out of your application or the details you have entered will be lost.

How do I write a good personal statement?

​Your personal statement should tell us why you would be a great person to have on the course.This is an important part of your application so make sure you put as much relevant detail as possible in all three sections. 
SDS careers advisors, Guidance staff in school and College Guidance staff can all help you write the best personal statement possible.  You can also find guidance notes on writing your personal statement by following this link: How to write a good personal statement

Why do I need to provide so much personal information on my application form?

The information that we ask for on your application form, helps us to ensure that we are providing the right support, to the right people, at the right time, helping you to complete your course successfully.

Have a look at our Personal Information for your Application page for more information.

Can I apply for more than one course?

Yes, you can apply for up to three full-time courses, although we will only process one at a time. We will start with your first choice and the others will be put on hold. If you are unsuccessful in being offered a place on your first choice and we have another application from you, we will then automatically process this for you.

You can apply for part-time courses even if you have applied for three full-time courses.

What happens after I have submitted my application?

You will receive an automated email within 5 days of submitting your application letting you know that we have received it. Add Fife College to your Safe Senders list and e sure to check your emails regularly (including junk folders!) so that you don’t miss any mail from us.
You can also track the progress of your application at any time by logging into your account.

Will I be called for interview?

As an applicant for a full-time course, you will be interviewed if you meet or will meet the entry requirements.

Check your emails and log into your Fife College account regularly to track the progress of your application.

I can’t remember what Qualifications I have?

You should include details of all your current qualifications wherever possible.  If you can’t remember these or have lost your certificates, you can register at to access your information.

How should I prepare for my Interview?

  • Get there on time. Double check the time and location of your interview in advance
  • Wear something smart to make a good impression
  • Find out as much as you can about the College and the course you have applied for before you arrive for your interview – your interview is the ideal opportunity to ask questions on anything that you are unsure about
  • Bring along your qualifications/certificates and a list of your questions
  • Remember to tell the interviewer about why you have chosen the course, what you have been doing before coming to college, and what you plan to achieve after college
  • Let the interviewer know if you require any additional support while at the College

Do I have to pay for my course?

All courses have tuition fees which need to be paid for. You can apply to have your tuition fees paid if you are applying for a full-time course by applying to the College Bursary Fund if you are studying below HN level, or to the Students Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) if you are applying for HN level or above.

Check your emails for a link to our Payment of Fees guide or visit our Finance page.

What is the difference between an unconditional offer and a conditional offer?

A conditional offer means we are holding a place for you on the course but we still need to receive some evidence from you to show you meet the entry requirements.

An unconditional offer means that you have a guaranteed place on the course as you have met the entry requirements.

Do I need to tell you if I have changed my email address?

If any of your details have changed since you applied you should let us know. This includes your address and mobile number, etc.

When you apply online, all correspondence will be sent to your email address. If you change your email address you can either log into your account to update or contact us on or 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.

I’ve forgotten my password what do I do?

You can click on the login page and we will send you a password hint, or you can contact us at or on 0344 248 0115 and we can reset this for you.

I have changed my mind about my course application, what do I do?

We can help, contact us at or on 0344 248 0115.


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.