Welcome to Clearing 2021
We’ve created this quick guide to Clearing 2021 in Fife – including FAQs – for students, parents and new applicants to Fife College.
Exam results day can be exciting if you are confident of doing well – but also daunting, worrying and stressful if you aren’t so sure. But with a bit of preparation, you can ease some of the pressure on yourself.
In the days before, try to relax and do what you can to take your mind off your results – worrying is no good to anyone.
Do some research and list other courses that you might like to think about if your first choice isn’t an option.
Ensure your mobile phone is charged – so you can tell everyone your good news or speak to people who could help turn disappointment into a positive move.
If you are disappointed with your results – please be assured that we have some details here to help.
You Got the Grades!
Well done if you’ve achieved all the results you wanted…
If you had a conditional offer for a course at Fife College – CONGRATULATIONS you’re in!
There’s no further action required from you – if we need anything else we’ll be in touch.
Should you have any questions for members of our support teams such as Inclusion, Guidance, Student Funding, Student Association, School College Partnership and Employability please register interest for a member of the team to call you by entering your details on the below link.
Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of our Guidance Team, please call our dedicated Customer Service Team on 0344 248 0115 to arrange an appointment.
If you didn’t get the exam results you were hoping for, don’t panic! Clearing gives you the opportunity to secure a place at Fife College and our Admissions Team will be reviewing your application along with Academic members of staff to assess whether we can refer you to an alternative level of the same course. If you have any specific questions for members of our academic teams, please call our customer service team on 0344 248 0115 to book an appointment.
It's Not Too Late to Apply!
Whether you are thinking about uni, a Modern Apprenticeship (MA) or heading into employment after college, we provide the support, facilities and expertise to ensure that you are ready to take your next step.
We know that everyone is different and that you have your own unique goals and aspirations, which is why we have such an excellent array of courses across every area, whatever your level of study, from access and introductory level through to HNC/Ds and degrees.
The best part about studying at college is that you can take your studies one year at a time while still gaining recognised and respected qualifications at each step.
We still have places available on some of our courses, but these spaces are filling up fast.
So what are you waiting for?
Our Virtual Clearing Events will take place on Tuesday 10th August 2021.
If you have applied for a course at Fife College and have not met your conditions, clearing is an opportunity for our dedicated Academic and Admissions Teams to assess alternative options for you.
If you have any specific questions for members of our academic teams, please call our dedicated customer services team on 0344 248 0115 to book an appointment.
Additionally, if you have applied for university and have not met the conditions of your course OR are still looking to make plans for study and wish to find out a bit more about life in Fife College there will be opportunities to apply for courses that still have places available.
Clearing also provides an opportunity for you to obtain information from members of our support teams such as Inclusion, , Student Funding, Student Association, School College Partnership.
Should you have any questions for members of our support teams such as Inclusion, , Student Funding, Student Association, School College Partnership please register for a member of the team to contact you by entering your details on our Form.
Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of our Guidance Team, please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 248 0115 to arrange an appointment.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 our college campuses still have government restrictions in place, so there will not be staff available within our campuses. We will, however, be able to contact you to discuss any queries you may have. If you have any specific questions for members of our academic teams, you can call our customer services team on 0344 248 0115 to book an appointment.
One of the best options is to speak to people who can help.
Fife College’s Clearing Day Events are a great chance to speak to staff who know all about the industry you’d like to work in, and this year’s virtual event is no different! You’ll also be able to get information about guidance, funding, careers, and support available while studying at the College.
If you have any questions for members of our support teams such as Inclusion, Student Funding, Student Association, School College Partnership please register for a member of the team to contact you by entering your details in the form below.
For any specific questions you may have for members of our academic teams please call our dedicated customer services team on 0344 2480 115 to book an appointment.
We have a fantastic range of courses on offer, from access and introductory level through to HNC/Ds and degrees.
We have Clearing places available on courses in:
- Faculty of Creative Industries
Art and Design; Computing, Cyber and Digital Technologies; Creative Media; Fashion; Hair; Beauty and Make-up Artistry; Jewellery; Performing Art and Technical Theatre; Sport and Fitness
- Faculty of Business, Enterprise and Tourism
Administration, Office Technologies and Legal Services; Business, Enterprise and Accounting; Community and Supported Learning; Culinary Arts and Hospitality; Tourism, Events and Customer Service.
- Faculty of Care, Social Science and Education
Childhood Studies, Health and Social Care; Social Sciences; Access to Qualifications; ESOL
- Faculty of Engineering, Science, Technology and Built Environment
Automotive Engineering; Building Services; Built Environment Technician and Interior Design; Construction Craft; Electrical Engineering; Engineering Systems and Renewables; Fabrication and Welding; Furniture; Manufacturing Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Science
If you miss our Virtual Clearing Events please do not worry!
Our dedicated customer service team will be available throughout the virtual events and afterwards to take your calls. They can provide advice on how to apply, available courses, and current entry requirements.
Call 0344 248 0115 to speak to our team. You can also email email@example.com
The quick answer is - yes!
An HNC at Fife College is the same level of study as the first year of a degree course at university. And an HND is the same as year 2.
We offer the opportunity - in partnership with Abertay University and The Open University - for you to study your entire degree here at Fife College in some cases.
Not only this, but we work with universities from across Scotland and beyond to make sure that our courses are designed to allow you to progress onto university directly into year 2 or 3 if that's what you want to do.
We also work closely with key industries to ensure our courses develop the right skills that business need now and in the future - and that you're ready to hit the ground running once you leave us and go into employment.
If you have gained the qualifications required for your college application, we don’t need you to contact us.
Fife College will update your offer for you and will issue correspondence to you to confirm this.
During the application process you will have been asked for your permission for us to access your SQA record. We will access your record following the Clearing Events to view the qualifications you have gained and where you have met the required conditions we will update your offer to Unconditional.
You should receive an email confirming your updated offer prior to Friday 13th August 2021.
Our clearing event will take place on Tuesday 10th August 2021. If you do not hear from us on either of those days please don’t worry. Our academic and support staff will continue to contact applicants over the days following, please be assured we will be in touch with you as quickly as we can.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you luck with your plans for the future. Should you no longer wish to take up your place on a course at Fife College please contact us call 0344 248 0115 to speak to our team. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
We recently held virtual open days for each Faculty and we have created a list of FAQs raised at these events.
You may find some useful information regarding coming to college here:
If you have completed work or an exam through school or college that is marked by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) for example a Nat 4, Nat 5, Higher, HNC, HND then you will not be required to provide us with a copy of your certificates.
If you have completed work or an exam through an alternative examining body such as City & Guilds, BSL, GCSE, VTCT, International Body then please can you send your completed certificates to our Admissions Team by email at email@example.com.