Applications for 400 courses starting this August at Fife College are now open.

The courses for 2024/2025 are being launched with a guaranteed place for every eligible school leaver.

The pledge also includes support for every student who meets the entry requirements to find a course that aligns with their circumstances.

Jim Metcalfe, Fife College principal, said: "The transition from school to college is a major step and we are dedicated to ensuring that every school leaver in the Fife region has the opportunity to realise their ambitions.

"This guarantee to school leavers reflects our commitment to making further and higher education accessible and tailored to the individual needs of each student.

“Education is a powerful catalyst for personal, economic and community development. By guaranteeing an offer of a place to eligible school leavers, we aim to remove barriers and provide a seamless transition to higher education for local talent.”

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A Scottish Funding Council report said 94.9 per cent of successful full-time students from the college went from their course to a job, training or further study within three to six months after completing their studies.

Mr Metcalfe added: “Open to all, our 2024/25 course offering covers 40 different subject areas. With full and part-time study options, from starter courses and apprenticeships up to Higher National and degree pathways, we are committed to making sure there is something for everyone at Fife College.”