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  • Former Mountain Biking students head to World Championships
    Borders College will have a significant influence on this year’s UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships, being held in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada, as three of the twelve selected riders are former BASE students.

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  • Borders College receives PU Validation
    Borders College has become the latest college to receive Professional Update (PU) Validation from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

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  • There’s never been a better time to make a choice about your future!
    Borders College is still recruiting for full-time courses starting this August. Whatever your background, whatever your aspirations, there’s a course that’s suited to your needs. From Accountancy to Agriculture, Engineering to Equine Studies, we offer our students the very best learning experience.

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  • New course launched for budding engineers
    Borders College has recently launched a new course for budding engineers and students can apply to sign up now, ready for the new term. Students who enrol on the NC Manufacturing Engineering (Level 6) programme will be taught the basic principles of engineering to set them up for further study or the workplace.

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  • Highers - starting in August 2019
    We are delighted to announce that the following Highers will be offered as part of our Community and Evening Class programme starting in August 2019.

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  • Technology skills boost for housing staff
    Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) teamed up with Borders College Business Development Unit recently to enhance digital skills in the workplace. Borders College Business Development Unit delivered a bespoke IT training session to 12 of SBHA’s Property Services employees.

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  • Funded Construction Modern Apprenticeships (MAs)
    Are you an employer and would like to get flexible and tailored training, upskill existing employees, retain and get the best service from staff? We would welcome the opportunity to discuss how an Apprenticeship could benefit your business 👍

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  • Borders College’s Karra saddles up for mountain biking success
    A FORMER Borders College student is making a name for herself in the world of mountain biking. Not only did Karra Laing recently secure third place at the recent National Downhill Race in Wales, she has also been appointed an ambassador for leading biking holiday company MTB Beds.

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  • Why not study Horticulture / Gardening skills starting this August?
    Why not study Horticulture / Gardening skills starting this August? Horticulture - Level 1 Horticulture - Level 2 Horticulture - Level 3

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  • The Mountain Biking College Course that Produced Reece Wilson, Greg Williamson & Lewis Buchanan Celebrates 10 Years
    Dirt School has been delivering the Borders Academy of Sporting Excellence (BASE) Mountain Biking course in conjunction with Borders College for an incredible ten years now - but not many people will realise the rich history behind the course. Dirt School, founded by Chris Ball, started the Scottish Downhill Academy in 2007 and saw instant success with one of its very first students, Ruaridh Cunningham - who would be crowned the UCI Downhill World Champion that same year in Fort William.

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  • Coding club comes to Stow!
    The Scottish Borders Community of Stow has benefited from a Borders College-run coding club, led by College STEM lecturer Mark Catto in Stow Primary School.

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  • From Fellow to OBE – Doddie is honoured by his latest award
    Borders College Honorary Fellow Doddie Weir has been awarded his OBE by Her Majesty the Queen at a ceremony in Edinburgh today.

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  • Students support therapet charity
    A group of Borders College students have recently undertaken a project to raise awareness of the role of therapets within the health and social care sector. National 4 Care students carried out research into the use of animals, and how this can have a positive impact on the wellbeing of people in care.

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  • Students ‘chip in’ on Doddie foundation
    Borders College students recently held a charity golf tournament in aid of Doddie Weir and his My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, raising over £1,700 for the cause. As part of their studies, the HNC Administration and Information Technology class organised the tournament, which took place at St Boswells Golf Club last month.

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  • Third Intake of Project SEARCH Interns Graduate in the Borders
    The Project SEARCH program has gone from strength to strength since its launch in the Borders in 2016. This week marked the completion of the program for our third intake of interns. To celebrate the occasion a graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday 12th June in the Chaplaincy Centre at the Borders General Hospital.

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