In a first for the region, Fife College University Hub in Dunfermline will host an innovative top-up degree programme in the autumn, run by Edinburgh Napier University with business support from the Fife Economy Partnership.
The BA Business and Enterprise degree programme will enable local businesses to support their workforce through personal development.
Pamela Stevenson, Lead Officer for Enterprise and Business Development at Fife Council Economic Development, said: “This locally delivered degree programme provides an excellent way for businesses to upskill their workforce and develop their future management team needs. Business planning and entrepreneurial leadership development skills, that build on work-based learning and enhance the organisation’s capability even while studying, are a fantastic opportunity for businesses.”
As part of this unique new partnership, the inclusion of the Fife Economy Partnership enables eligible Fife SMEs to access 50 per cent funding as part of their workforce development programme.
Iain Hawker, Assistant Principal at Fife College, said: “We are proud of our record working with local employers to develop high impact training and professional development. By delivering this Programme online and with one day per month at the Fife College University Hub, Dunfermline, local businesses have the chance to make a real difference to the career opportunities of key staff, with a minimum of disruption to work routines and personal life.”