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  • Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report
    Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report - The College published its Equality Outcomes and second Mainstreaming Report on 28 April 2017 after their approval by its Regional Board. The Mainstreaming Report contains our progress with mainstreaming the general duties, employee information, our Equal Pay Statement and Gender Pay Gap Report. The Equality Outcomes 2017–2021 and the Mainstreaming Report 2017 are available on this website Equality Outcomes Mainstreaming Report

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  • Sustainable horticulture - regeneration work at College Newtown Campus
    Horticulture students at Newtown St Boswells have been putting the skills of their trade to good use by helping to enhance the appearance and condition of their campus.

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  • Students approved for entry by Royal Navy
    Six Preparation for the Armed Forces students at Borders College recently passed their Naval Service Recruiting Test (NSRT).

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  • Surplus items for sale - April 2017
    Surplus items for sale - April 2017

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  • Horse Care Career Open Day at Ian Stark’s
    As the Common Riding and Festival season approaches everyone with an interest in all things horsey are invited to attend the Borders College Horse Care Open Day at the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (ISEC) near Selkirk on Wednesday 3rd May from 2pm – 7pm.

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  • Proposed EIS strike action at Borders College
    EIS-FELA, the union which represents lecturing staff in colleges in Scotland, has recently balloted members in relation to strike action. The union have now informed Borders College, along with most other colleges in Scotland that it intends to call its members out on strike.

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  • Howdens sponsorship allows Joiners rewarding results
    At the start of the year, the Hawick branch of Howdens Joinery sponsored the College’s Carpentry & Joinery department by donating materials as well as providing an interesting and informative talk on kitchen design and planning.

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  • Gorebridge to Gala for skateboarding joiner
    Travelling to College on the train may not in itself be unique but for eighteen year old Scott Brown from Gorebridge the train is only one of the methods of transport he uses on his regular commute to Borders College in Galashiels, where he studies on the National Progression Award (NPA) Carpentry and Joinery course .

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  • Locksmiths pick up new skills
    Borders College, in association with South Lanarkshire Council and the construction trade union UCATT, recently delivered the last Locksmith training session by UCATT before it moves to Unite.

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  • ‘Girls Night In’ beauty fundraising event a great success
    Borders College Beauty Therapy students on the NVQ level 3 programme recently held a promotional event, organised annually as part of their ‘Promotional Activities’ unit. The theme for this year was “Girls Night In”.

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  • Introduction to Counselling – 12 week course
    Do you find that people are always opening up to you about the worries they may have? Are you interested in using your listening skills and exploring your understanding of what Counselling is?

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  • Caring for People with Dementia – new course starting soon
    There are currently an estimated 850,000 people with Dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025; this will soar to 2 million by 2051.

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  • Want to become an Apprentice and work at Pearsons of Duns?
    You will work with a small, friendly team in a successful and growing family-run Builders’ Merchants in Duns.

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  • New Courses for 2017/2018
    We are delighted to announce three brand new full-time courses being offered in our 2017/18 session;

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  • A ‘Stable Life’ is equine career of choice for Natalie
    Natalie Crombie (from Tweedbank), began studying level 1 Horse Care at Borders College in 2011, completing her level 3 qualification in 2014. Upon graduating, Natalie spent a year working on a part-time basis at the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre before gaining a full-time position as Yard Person/Riding Instructor with Stable Life.

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