Borders College

Borders College helped me to ‘Think Fitness’

Always keen to catch up with former students and staff and hear about their successes, Borders College recently took the time to have a chat with Greg Dalgleish.

Greg Dalgleish

A student on the Leisure & Recreation course at Borders College in 1995, Greg continued his education in Sports Coaching at Elmwood College in Fife, after realising that coaching was where his main interest lay.

Following employment in various establishments including Stobo Castle Health Spa, Greg returned to Borders College in 2003 as a member of teaching staff in the Sports department delivering and assessing NCFE, SQA and BTEC qualifications. Citing his Tutor Janet Jack as a real positive influence whilst he was a student, Greg says of his own time teaching at the College:

“I’ve carried out gym and personal training before, but as a Lecturer I had the opportunity to pass on my own perspective and experience to the students, and it was great to see them progress.”

Now co-founder/owner of the successful ‘Think Fitness 4 Less’ gym in Hawick, Greg believes that there are various pathways available when trying to achieve your goals and that College is certainly one of them.

When asked what the current generation of Sports students could do to enhance their employability and career prospects in an ever competitive world, he said that continual professional development is vital.

“Students should gain as many additional qualifications as their College can offer them as this can really enhance their CV and make them employable – I gained my Higher PE at the same time as studying Leisure & Recreation at Borders College. Networking with as many contacts/teams as possible can also be very valuable in the future.”

Published: Wed 15th Mar, 2017