Fife College is a further education college in Fife, Scotland. Fife College was started 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. When the merger was announced in March of that year the new principal was named as Hugh Logan, formerly principal of Motherwell College. In March 2016, the college announced that it had secured the option to purchase land at former Hyundai site in Dunfermline. The college plan to build a new campus on the Shepherd Offshore site, which is expected to cost £90 million, around £70m of which will come from Scottish Government. Fife College boasts first-class facilities, expert teaching and a wide range of courses suited to the needs of local and national industry. With 7 campuses across the region and a host of local learning centres the College is within easy reach of the Fife community making learning more accessible.
The college's main campuses are located in Dunfermline, Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy with smaller campuses in Leven and Rosyth and St Andrews. The courses offered are in Built Environment, Business and Management, Care, Social Sciences and Access to Qualifications, Computing and Digital Technologies, Creative Industries, Engineering Technologies, Hair and Beauty, Health, Safety, Environmental Management and Industry Skills, Languages and ESOL, Science and Mathematics, Sport and Fitness, Support for Learning and Tourism, Events, Retail, Hospitality and Culinary Arts. The Andrew Carnegie Business School provides business training from certificate to postgraduate level and also a range of CPD qualifications.Fife College delivers over 1000 education and training courses for over 26,000 students studying at a range of levels from introductory and access programmes, through craft and intermediate levels to higher diplomas, degrees and post-graduate studies.
The Board of Governors of Fife College comprises 18 Board members, including the Principal, two Student Members, two Staff Members (one teaching and one non-teaching), and 13 external members. The external members have been selected for their skills, knowledge and expertise in industry, professional or commercial matters. The Board meets quarterly, as does each of its sub committees, and sets the strategic direction for the College and monitors performance against strategic objectives. The Board acts at all times in accordance with its Constitution and Standing Orders and its Code of Conduct.
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. 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.