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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pupils build foundations to future careers
Borders College recently welcomed 27 pupils from various secondary schools across the Scottish Borders to sign up to one of the four Foundation Apprenticeship programmes, starting this August.
Success recognised by Regional Board
Borders College Regional Board recently invited student competition entrants and winners to an end-of-term awards ceremony, in recognition of their success throughout the academic year. The students were asked to attend the Curriculum and Quality Committee meeting and speak to members about the successes in their respective fields, and how this helped benefit their studies.
College judges Eyemouth High STEM champions
Borders College judges were delighted to award yet another Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) award to Eyemouth High School, in recognition of their work on the project. The school was presented its second STEM award at a recent ceremony, thanks to the work and dedication of its technology department. A panel of judges from Borders College looked at STEM projects taking place in schools and community groups over the past year across the Borders, focusing on the ability to work together, show a positive attitude and exhibit attention to detail in relation to STEM.
Nikki’s new Watsonians role can help with development
It’s an exciting time for rugby lecturer Nikki Walker. The former Scotland international has taken up the assistant head coach role at Watsonians. The move sees the ex-Hawick winger join up with former teammate Fergus Pringle to lead the Edinburgh side in their maiden season in Scotland’s new Super 6 league, and Nikki hopes his new role will help develop the next generation coming through at Borders College.
Partnership event looks to understand rural skills recruitment of the future
An influential gathering of key businesses and agencies met at Borders College recently to deliberate the rural skills workforce needs and future requirements. Stakeholders discussed the challenges the sector faces and potential solutions through working in partnership with the college.
Annual design and art exhibition to ‘draw’ crowds
Design and art lovers are in for a treat this summer, with Borders College about to host its annual exhibition of work by the art & design and graphic design students. Featuring work from the NC Art & Design, HNC Art & Design and HND Graphic Design classes, visitors can expect to see everything from self-portraits to digital imagery, as well as more traditional mediums such as pencil, paint and print. The event will take place from Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th June, 10am - 4pm, and all members of the public are welcome to attend. An array of creative work and individual styles will be on offer, and staff and students will be on hand to provide guests with guidance and information.