Fife College

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Fife College
Fife College Logo.jpg
Type College
Established 1 August 2013 (2013-08-01)
Principal Hugh Logan
Students 22,000
Location Fife, Scotland
Website www.fife.ac.uk

Fife College is a further education college in Fife, Scotland.

Campuses[edit]

St Brycedale Campus, Kirkcaldy
Stenton Campus, Glenrothes
Halbeath Campus, Dunfermline

The college's main campuses are located in Dunfermline, Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy with smaller campuses in Leven and Rosyth and St Andrews.

History[edit]

Fife College was created on 1 August 2013 as a merger of Adam Smith College, Carnegie College and non land based elements of the Elmwood Campus of the rural college SRUC.[1] When the merger was announced in March of that year the new principal was named as Hugh Logan, formerly principal of Motherwell College.[2]

In March 2016, the college announced that it had secured the option to purchase land at former Hyundai site in Dunfermline.[3] The college plan to build a new campus on the Shepherd Offshore site, which is expected co cost £90 million, around £70m of which will come from Scottish Government.[3] By August, a public consultation was underway.[4]

Courses[edit]

The College delivers over 1,000 courses from introductory level to degree and post graduate studies. It has campuses and learning centres located across Fife.

Courses are offered in the following areas:

  • Creative Industries
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Care and Social Sciences
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Languages and ESOL
  • Business and Management
  • Computing
  • Engineering and Renewables
  • Built Environment
  • Science
  • Skills for Life and Work

Andrew Carnegie Business School[edit]

The Andrew Carnegie Business School provides business training from certificate to postgraduate level and also a range of CPD qualifications.

The Adam Smith Enterprise and Education Foundation[edit]

The Adam Smith Enterprise and Education Foundation, also known as the Adam Smith Foundation, is the charitable trust of Fife College. The Foundation was established in 1997 and through partnerships with businesses, charitable trusts and individual donors works together to improve and aid opportunities for students studying at Fife College. The scholarship programme also provides recognition, financial rewards and often work experience for students throughout Fife. All donations received from donors are transferred directly to the successful students; no money is retained by Fife College or the Foundation.

Fife College Students' Association[edit]

FCSA is an autonomous, student-led, campaigning organisation, which provides services, representation and welfare support on behalf of its members – the College students.

The day to day operation of The Association is fulfilled by the three sabbatical officers, students who have finished college and work full time for The Association.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howarth, Angus (1 August 2013). "Series of Scots college mergers begins". The Scotsman. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Alexander, Michael (19 March 2013). "Merger will create new Fife College". The Courier. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Robertson, Aileen (17 March 2016). "Plans to build Fife College campus at former Hyundai site in Dunfermline move up a gear". The Courier. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Clark, Leeza (4 August 2016). "Fife College claims positive public reaction to Dunfermline campus plans". The Courier. Retrieved 5 August 2016.