All three partners enjoy a strong history and excellent relationship in delivering world-class training, teaching and learning experiences for students undertaking a wide range of health and social care courses and qualifications.

These all share the common aim of improving the health and wellbeing of society and making a difference to lives of individuals, patients, carers and communities across Forth Valley and beyond.

They include innovative courses in nursing (The University of Stirling is ranked Top 5 in Scotland for Nursing) and paramedic science which combine academic learning, research and professional practice which give students the practical and modern skills needed to excel in their career. Forth Valley College also offers a wide range of courses and apprenticeships for individuals interested in working within the health and care sectors. These cover areas such as social care, early education and childcare, introduction to nursing, healthcare and working with communities.

Initial priorities include: 

For more information about available courses visit University of Stirling or Forth Valley College or become an NHS Apprentice.

Student Nursing Placements

Nursing students from the University of Stirling share their experience of working on placements in NHS Forth Valley and the benefits this has had on their own development. The video also features nursing staff from Forth Valley Royal Hospital who support the students during their training and highlight the valuable contribution they make.