Scottish Labour Shadow Minister visits award-winning green energy site at Borders College
Borders College was delighted to welcome South Scotland Labour MSP Claudia Beamish to its Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels recently when she paid a visit to the College's award-winning heat from waste water project site.
Council launches #yourpart campaign to help keep the Borders thriving
The Corporate Management Team at Scottish Borders Council has launched a new campaign asking everyone to ‘play their part’ to ensure high quality services can be maintained despite being faced with various challenges.
Borders College supporting NHS 24 Modern Apprentices
Borders College is demonstrating that although rooted in the Borders, its reach can be experienced locally across Scotland by people wanting to undertake relevant, industry specific qualifications. Already working in close partnerships with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and three other NHS Boards, the College’s Business Development Unit already offers a range of qualifications to the healthcare sector and is thrilled to be expanding its work through this new collaboration with NHS 24.
Students go the distance to study Animal Care in Borders
Four Animal Care students at Borders College are making the journey from the Lothians to study the course of their choice, selecting the Borders over alternative institutions closer to home.
Joe named Local Hero at Volunteer Awards
Borders College Students’ Association Student Ambassador/Volunteer Administration Assistant, Joe Devlin, was recently awarded the ‘Local Hero’ award at the Volunteer Centre Borders ‘Loving Our Volunteers’ Awards 2018.
Construction Hub training facility launched at Tweedbank
Borders College recently launched its brand new Construction Hub, where industry ambassador Ed Monaghan officially opened the new training facility.
Nursery practitioner gains essential registration qualification
A member of staff at a Peebles nursery has recently completed an essential vocational qualification to enable her to remain registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
Cultivating girl culture in agriculture
The NC Agriculture course at Borders College is enjoying a ‘bumper’ year for gender equality, with a remarkable 35% of its current students being female (5 in a group of 14). This is a figure to be celebrated, showing that the College is well on track to achieving the Scottish Government’s target of balancing gender representation across industries affected by occupational segregation by the year 2020.
College paves way for Hawick student’s European study
Young Hawick woman Rachel Rennie, who is about to embark upon 5 months of study in Valencia, Spain as part of her university degree, credits her time at Borders College as integral to her educational journey.
The new apprenticeships for pupils in 5th and 6th year
Borders College is one of many colleges in Scotland to offer and support Foundation Apprenticeships, the exciting new way to get real qualifications that give added value to your time at school.
Business Development from Borders College
The Business Development Unit is a single point of contact providing practical help and advice for employers to enable them to develop the skills of their employees. Our focus is to assist organisations to maximise their business potential through the development of their workforce. We do this through the delivery of work based learning and certificated short course qualifications.
Students contribute to Abbotsford woodland walks
Students on the Skills for Learning & Work 2 programme at Borders College recently got involved in making improvements to the woodland walk at Abbotsford House as part of their John Muir Award.
Updated College Community Day and Evening Classes starting soon
We are delighted to announce our latest list of updated courses that will be starting soon at venues throughout the Scottish Borders. If you see something you are interested in please visit the website for full details or call to book a place.
Scotland U20 side named to face France includes Borders College student
Included in the squad is HNC Sports Performance student Rory Darge who will get his second cap for Scotland.
Nursery employee balances education with family life
Edinburgh Nursery & Preschool employee, Samantha Steedman, is proof that it is possible to successfully balance an education with work and family life.