2 December 2020 

The #LoveScotlandsColleges campaign is a collaborative initiative which aims to provide momentum towards the re- launch of the #ChooseCollege campaign in Scotland. Here at Fife College, we are delighted to have been supporting the collaboration this week across our social channels.

The college supports over 16000 students helping them to realise their potential and build positive futures…

  • 96% of students would recommend Fife College to others.
  • 31% of students are from Scotland’s lowest socio-economic background.
  • 91% of students progressed into either employment or further study after completing their course
  • Despite COVID-19, the scholarship programme was delighted to achieve some record-breaking results. A total of 204 students received a scholarship to support them in their studies (+14% on the previous year and the highest amount ever).

We are actively supporting those who wish to make it happen with regard to retraining or up-skilling during these unprecedented times to reignite the local economic recovery.

  • Fife College has one of the largest value Modern Apprenticeship contracts for Colleges in Scotland, delivering in 16 different sectors from IT, Care, Engineering, Construction, Business and Food & Drink.
  • Fife College is currently training 529 Modern Apprentices within 240 companies, mostly within the Fife region
  • Fife College, in partnership with Fife Council, delivers one of the most ambitious Foundation Apprenticeship programmes in Scotland.
  • Fife College and Fife council offer around 350 Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities across the region.

We support a range of local good causes within the community. In addition, many key workers are applying the skills learned at Fife College to make a valued contribution as frontline heroes making a valuable contribution to protecting lives during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • FCSA-led poll of students/staff nominated a total of 20 good causes.
  • 50% of fundraising will support the work of EATS Rosyth for the academic year 20/21.
  • The remaining 50% will be shared amongst Blood Bikes Scotland/Pass it on Peeps/Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.
  • Fife College has played an integral role training so many of our frontline heroes within our local community - Video
  • Our staff donated thousands face masks, gloves, aprons and hand sanitisers to local health and social care providers.

We support local business by becoming partners and invest in developing the future workforce across Fife.

  • The Andrew Carnegie Business School works with circa 50 employers to deliver courses through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund. The College’s contract to deliver these courses through the fund is valued at £636,000.
  • The Andrew Carnegie Business School offers 70 scheduled commercial courses and a bespoke in-house training programme.
  • The commercial income from the College’s four faculty areas is £3.6m (not including Foundation Apprenticeships).
  • Fife College a fully operational IPC Training Centre - one of only two in Scotland and six in the UK.

In what has been a very challenging year, Fife College is proud to acknowledge the hard work of all the staff across every department and campus.  It is this extraordinary effort that has allowed us to continue to deliver opportunities and inspire all of our students.  It is this effort that makes the whole College sector such an important part of the educational landscape in Scotland and why we will always be proud to say that we all #LoveScotlandsColleges.