A NEW programme of evening courses is now available at Forth Valley College, offering classes in everything from stained glass making to barbering skills.
Places are available on a range of Higher National qualifications in areas such as business, accounting, administration and information technology, engineering and construction to various Highers including English, maths, human biology, physics, chemistry and psychology.
But it is the wide range of creative and vocational skills being taught at each campus that is capturing the imagination of the public.
At the Stirling Campus courses on making cakes, cooking for the catering market, woodwork, computer aided design, construction, print making, barbering (Raploch Salon), beauty treatments (Raploch Salon), creative writing, security guarding, film-making, digital photography, stained glass making, first aid, studio sound production, IT Skills, English as a speaker of another language (ESOL), care, crafts and drawing and painting are just some of the skills that can be learned.
At the Falkirk Campus courses on offer such as forensic computing, Raspberry Pi mini computers, science and technology for children, human resources, play work, plumbing, upholstery, making perfume, furniture restoration, barbering, beauty treatments, First Aid, Sign Language, English as a speaker of another language (ESOL), introduction to electrical safety for hazardous areas and food hygiene could all help enhance careers and daily life.
And at the Alloa Campus useful language courses in Italian and Spanish for holidays, research techniques to help with local investigations in the Alloa area, sign language, barbering, first aid, woodworking skills and beauty treatments could well attract enthusiastic leaners.
Forth Valley College principal, Dr Ken Thomson, said: “Forth Valley College is offering a range of exciting leisure classes in the evenings at our campuses in Alloa, Stirling and Falkirk as well as offering excellent evening provision in our more academic courses.
“Evening classes can boost your career, change your life, or just brighten up weekdays. The good news is, regardless of your age, motivation or past experience anyone can follow these short courses to develop a new skill or pursue an interest.
“You might also want to do a course to develop better employment opportunities. Short courses also offer networking opportunities for individuals with similar interests and are a great way to make new friends or even business contacts. The possibilities are truly endless.”
SDS Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) could well provide help with funding for those looking to sign up for FVC’s evening courses – up to £200 towards the cost of training – for more information visit http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/section/funding.
Please note if the evening course is ILA eligible the funding has to be in place before the start of the course.
To find out more about FVC’s evening courses which go live on website – www.forthvalley.ac.uk on Monday 4 August, call (01324) 403123 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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