Scottish win sees students head to Blackpool for national finals
Borders College Hairdressing and Fashion Make Up students are celebrating after scooping five awards at the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) regional heats competition, held in Edinburgh, and will now head to the finals at Blackpool in March.
Partners host building futures in the Borders event
Developing the Young Workforce Borders with partners, Borders College, SBC Community Benefit and CITB organised and delivered a 'Building Futures' construction event for 95 S3 secondary school pupils, including 25 females, and 12 teachers from 8 of the 9 schools at Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.
Building for the future
10 students from Construction, Computing and Care departments were selected to attend the FUTUREquipped Student Engagement Day at the Scottish Construction Innovation Centre.
Students head to the city with high hopes
Good luck to our Hairdressing level 1, 2 & 3 and HNC Fashion Make Up students who are taking part in the regional heats of AHT Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Competition, being held at Edinburgh College Granton Campus on Monday 11th February.
Declan blogs about his career in Early Learning and Childcare
I guess, if I was honest, my desire to work in an early learning and childcare setting comes all the way from my own personal experiences in Primary School.
College commits to Armed Forces Covenant
Borders College recently demonstrated its commitment and support to the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.Principal Angela Cox, Access to Uniform Services students and Lecturer Damion Asquith (ex-services personnel), together with Head of HR Debbie Kerr and Head of Student Services Clare Nairn, all teamed up to sign the agreement.The signing of the Covenant shows that the College recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to the College. By becoming a forces-friendly employer, the College can also benefit from the wide range of unique skills and experiences that reservists and veterans can bring to the organisation.
Downhill foursome take the title at Strathpuffer
Four Borders College Mountain Biking students are celebrating after winning the 2019 Strathpuffer Mixed Quad event.Pictured from left to right: Karra Laing, Ben Balfour, Tom Hildred and Angus Fraser.Angus Fraser (age 17) from Inverness, Ben Balfour (age 18) from Peebles, Karra Laing (age 16) from Innerleithen and Tom Hildred (age 17) from Cardrona all took part in the event, held near Strathpeffer in the Scottish Highlands. The gruelling 24-hour winter mountain bike race sees competitors from all over the globe complete an eight mile route through the Torrachilty Forest as many times as possible in extremely challenging conditions, with around 17 hours of the race taking place in the dark.
Doddie Weir Charity Dinner 2019
The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation is set to benefit from the proceeds of a charity dinner and charity auction being hosted at Borders College on 26th February 2019. The event will be catered for by level 2 and 3 Catering & Hospitality students at Scottish Borders Campus.
Project SEARCH in the Borders – Could you be our next intern?
NHS Borders, Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and Borders College worked together to introduce Project SEARCH in the Borders back in 2016. Since then the program has gone from strength to strength. We are happy to announce that the search has begun for our class of 2019/20.
Winning duo make it a hat-trick at Scottish Parliament
It’s a hat-trick for Borders College after winning the Field to Fork competition for the third year in a row!! Great British Bake Off Finalist Flora Shedden announced Borders College students Ann Letham (Hospitality) and Billy Ewart (Gamekeeping) as the winning duo at the ‘Celebration of Scottish Game’ awards dinner held at the Scottish Parliament.
Jump into January at Borders College Open Days
For the past two years, Borders College has welcomed the new year by opening its doors to members of the public at its Open Days, and 2019 will be no different with Wednesday 30th January being the date of choice.
Returning to part-time education is ‘child’s play’ for Ashley
Changing career and returning to education can be a daunting task, but for one student, this was a challenge she was willing to take on when she decided to enrol on the Childhood Practice HNC Part-time course at Borders College. Ashley Currie, who is 32 and a single mum from Kelso, decided to improve her career prospects by signing up to the course 2 years ago after spotting an advert on the Borders College Facebook Page. The course was perfect for Ashley, as she would be able to study part-time on a Tuesday evening, while also being able to work part-time in her job at Sainsbury’s in Kelso. Ashley, who hopes to finish her studies and be fully qualified in June, also relished the chance to work in area she was passionate about.
Calling all Personal Licence Holders in the Borders
Did you know that you can renew your Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders at Borders College through its 10 Year Refresher course?
Apply Now for Courses starting in August 2019
Applications are being accepted NOW for courses starting at Borders College in August 2019!
Say ‘Si’ to Community Learning
Ever fancied ordering your favourite bottle of wine in the local language while on holiday or impressing guests by cooking your own Indian meal? If this is you, a Community Day or Evening Class on offer at Borders College could be just what you are looking for.