Fife College

Fife College is a further and higher education college[1] in Fife, Scotland.

Fife College
TypeCollege
Established1 August 2013 (2013-08-01)
PrincipalHugh Hall
Students22,000
Location,
Websitewww.fife.ac.uk

Campuses

The college's main campuses are located in Dunfermline, Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy with smaller campuses in Leven, and Rosyth. The college also operates community learning centres across Fife.[2]

History

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.[3] When the merger was announced in March of that year the new principal was named as Hugh Logan, formerly principal of Motherwell College.[4] Following the retirement of Hugh Logan, Hugh Hall was appointed as principal, taking office on 1 March 2017.[5]

In March 2016, the college announced that it had secured the option to purchase land at former Hyundai site in Dunfermline.[6] The college plans to build a new campus on the Shepherd Offshore site, which is expected to cost £90 million, around £70m of which will come from the Scottish Government.[6] By August, a public consultation was underway.[7]

Courses

The College delivers over 1,000 courses from introductory level to degree and post graduate studies. Courses are divided across 34 curriculum areas,[8] including:

  • Built Environment
  • Business
  • Childcare
  • Computing and Digital Technologies
  • Creative Industries
  • Culinary Arts
  • Engineering
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Languages
  • Science
  • Tourism

Andrew Carnegie Business School

The Andrew Carnegie Business School at Fife College provides business training from certificate to postgraduate level and also a range of CPD qualifications.[9]

The Adam Smith Enterprise and Education Foundation

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 [10] and through partnerships with businesses, charitable trusts and individual donors works to improve and aid opportunities for students studying at Fife College. The scholarship programme also provides recognition, financial rewards and work experience for students throughout Fife.[11]

Fife College Students' Association (FCSA)

FCSA[12] is an autonomous, student-led, campaigning organisation, which provides services, representation and welfare support on behalf of students.

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

References

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