Forth Valley College

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Forth Valley College
Entry road leading to the front entrance of a building
Falkirk campus
Motto Making Learning Work [1]
Established 2005 (2005)[2]
Principal Dr Ken Thomson
Academic staff 500+
Students 13,500
Location Alloa, Falkirk and Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Website www.forthvalley.ac.uk

Forth Valley College is a college of further education located in Scotland. It operates from three main campuses in Falkirk, Alloa and Stirling. Within Stirling there is also a local community campus in the Raploch area of the city.

The college was established in 2005 from the merger of Falkirk College and Clackmannan College.[2]

Campuses[edit]

Forth Valley College has three main campuses located in the towns of Alloa, Falkirk and Stirling, with an additional community campus operating within the Raploch area of Stirling.

Alloa Campus[edit]

The Alloa Campus officially opened in October 2011.[3]

Falkirk Campus[edit]

The Falkirk campus is the largest of all the campuses.[citation needed]

Stirling Campus[edit]

The Stirling Campus officially opened in September 2012.

Raploch Community Campus[edit]

The Raploch Community Campus opened in October 2007.

Statistics[edit]

A busy car park in front of the entrance to a building
The entrance to a campus

Forth Valley College annually enrolls over 13,500 students and offers courses from access to degree level. The College has eight teaching departments - Access and Progression; Applied Science and Mechanical Engineering; Business; Creative Industries; Construction; Care, Health and Sport; Electrical Instrumental and Chemical Engineering; and Hospitality and Salon Services. The Business Development department also offers professional development training courses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ About the college, Forth Valley College. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b Forth Valley College - College Review - 25 May 2012, 25 May 2012. Education Scotland. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  3. ^ Forth Valley College Estates Plan, Forth Valley College. Retrieved 11 July 2012.

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