Tyler Ferguson (19) is presented with a certificate to mark his successful completion of the Step In course by Fife College Chief Operating Officer, Sue Reekie, at the Tryst Centre in Dunfermline. 

Twelve students studying at Fife College celebrated their achievements at a special event held at the Tryst Centre in Dunfermline recently. 

Joined by their lecturers, friends and family, the students were warmly welcomed to the celebration event by the College’s new Chief Operating Officer, Sue Reekie.

The students recognised at the event had recently completed the Step In course at the Tyrst Centre. 

A practical and fun short course, Step In helps develop skills and confidence. It provides a range of taster activities that aim to help students discover and develop their talents in a supportive, stress-free, and relaxed environment.

Subjects covered during the 17-week part-time course include computing, number skills, creative arts and personal development. 

The twelve students will now move on to the Step Up course which starts this month.  The Step In (SCQF Level 3) and Step Up (SCQF Level 4) courses offer a refresh in qualifications and help build confidence.  

One of the students who completed the course, Tyler Ferguson, said: 

“I was anxious about starting the course and making friends but now I’ve done the work and completed the course, I have made lots of friends and now have the confidence to go on to college.”

Tyler, from Dunfermline, added: “I didn’t know what I was capable of before taking this course either but the support I got throughout has really helped me understand just what I can do.” 

Sue Reekie, Chief Operating Officer at Fife College, said:

“Our Step In and Step Up programmes are very important for the College.  Not only do they offer the opportunity to develop important skills and gain a qualification, they also improve confidence and help people take those first steps into further education. 

“I was delighted to attend the celebration event for the latest group of successful Step In students – congratulations to them all once again. 

“I would also like to thank our partner agencies who have supported the students throughout these programmes and our lecturer colleagues for their hard work in making these programmes such a success.”

For further details about the Step Up course starting this February visit our course pages or call the Fife College hotline on 0334 248 0121.