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.
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.
Professional standard changes mean electricians have to be updated
The clock is counting down for the introduction of new professional standards, which affect all electricians in the UK. Known as the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, any electrician who completes and signs off electrical installation work must have completed the update by the time it comes into force in January 2019 and be competent to the new standards, which have had a six-month grace period which started in July this year.
Humbled honorary fellow awarded OBE
Well known Borderer Doddie Weir was amongst locals awarded an OBE for their accomplishments in the New Year Honours list. Awarded for his contribution to sport and research into motor neurone disease.
New Blood exhibition a big 'draw'
Following on from Jedburgh, Hawick and Galashiels High Schools, Selkirk High School were the final group to visit the New Blood Exhibition being held at Hawick Museum, and Borders College would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who came to visit the showcase event.
Season's Greetings from Borders College
Season's Greetings from Borders College
Former beauty student’s festive nail art demonstration
A former Beauty Therapy student recently visited Borders College to give a demonstration and talk to Beauty Therapy level 1 students about her experiences at College and the roles she has undertaken since leaving back in 2012.
Celebrating Student Partnership at Borders College
In October this year Borders College and the Borders College Students’ Association (BCSA) signed the 2018-19 Student Partnership Agreement. This agreement sets out the ways in which students can influence the life of the college, and outlines key projects which staff and students can work on together to improve the student experience.
College Sector Launches its Statement of Ambition
The college sector is ambitious, and Colleges Scotland has been working with colleges and key stakeholders to develop a vision for the sector in Scotland. The Statement of Ambition sets out a vision, mission and series of values for the college sector for the five years 2018-2023. A set of underpinning ambitions have also been outlined which will support the achievement of the vision by the sector.
Project highly commended for mentorship of young people
Borders College staff were proud to receive the ‘Highly Commended Project 2018’ award at the Scottish Mentoring Network Recognition Awards for the success of the Borders Young Talent (BYT) Project.
Trainee Plumbers could be future skilled lead workers
Students completing Plumbing courses at Borders College this year are fortunate to have sponsorship support from a national provider of quality lead and sheet metal products. Jamestown Metals/Associated Lead Mills Ltd (JML/ALM), located in Glasgow and Wales, is committed to working closely with governing bodies and training providers and was referred to the College by William Wilson who previously supplied JML/ALM products to the College on a wholesale basis.
Close shaves boost cancer charity coffers
Four local people have ‘braved the shave’ by letting Borders College Hairdressing students loose on their locks with the clippers in order to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support who help people living with cancer.