Forth Valley College



Forth Valley College Ken Thomson

Ken ThomsonDr Ken Thomson took up his role as Principal of Forth Valley College in August 2013.  He has a Degree in Zoology from Nottingham University and a PhD in Veterinary Entomology from Edinburgh University.

As a Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences he led a four college consortium in developing a £1.5 million technical training project for bio-technology. He became Head of Science (2001), then Director of Learning Services (2003) before becoming Associate Principal (2005) at Forth Valley College and Depute Principal from 2007 with strategic responsibility for the College’s future curriculum, school/college partnership, quality assurance and learning innovation. 

Ken is a member of the Colleges Scotland Principals Group, a member of the Community Planning Leadership Group in Stirling and Falkirk and Chair of the Stirling Local Employability Partnership. 

In December 2014 Ken was appointed a Trustee and non-executive Director of Jisc and represents the College as a partner on the Centre for Work-based Learning in Scotland. Ken is also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.  In November 2014, Forth Valley College were awarded the prestigious Association of Colleges Beacon Award for Innovation in FE as a result of their whole college approach to an exciting vision to “Making Learning Work”. 

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