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Start Date: 23/01/23
Attendance: Mon, Tues & Wed, 9:00 – 15:00.
Progression: Preparation for other full-time courses or employment.

This course is to assist young people, aged 16-20, who are unsure of what direction of learning or employment they would like to take.

Borders College is offering a course based on opportunity, choice and experience. You will have the opportunity to sample vocational areas that you may not have previously considered, while also developing confidence and motivation to take steps to further study or employment.

Start Date: 24/01/23
Attendance: Tues, Wed & Thurs, 9:00 – 16:30.
Progression: Level 6 Hairdressing. Modern Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.
Venue: Scottish Borders Campus.

This course will help you develop both the skills and knowledge in all aspects of hairdressing. You will learn a wide range of hairdressing techniques, gaining practical experience along the way.

You will study: 

  • Shampoo
  • Condition and Scalp Massage
  • Blow Drying Techniques
  • Ladies Hairdressing
  • Basic Cutting Categories
  • How to Mix, Apply and Remove Hair Colour
  • Setting and Winding Techniques
  • Current Techniques in Long Hair – Basics.

Start Date: 23/01/23
Attendance: Tues, 9:00 – 12:15,  Wed, 9:00 – 16:15, Thurs, 9:00 – 16:15.
Progression: IMI Level 1 Automotive. NC Electrical Engineering Level 5. NC Engineering Systems Level 5.
Venue: Scottish Borders Campus.

Aimed at anyone with an interest in commencing a career in the engineering industries, including: automotive, mechanical, electrical.

Start Date: 26/01/23
Attendance: Thurs, 09:00 – 16:00, Fri, 09:00 – 12:30.
Progression: Candidates would be considered upon successful completion of the course for entry to HNC Cyber Security or HND Software Development Year 1.
Venue: Scottish Borders Campus.

This course will allow candidates to develop skills at SCQF Level 5 in Cyber Security. Entrants will gain an understanding in Data Security, Digital Forensics and also Ethical Hacking, along with other vital employability skills to provide a foundation to progress to the next level in our computing provision as an FT student at Borders College.

Additional Information

Further Education

If you're a further education student, living and studying in Scotland, you may get funding to help with your studies. 

The funding covers your tuition fees, living, travel and study expenses.

The amount you receive can be based on your:

  • eligibility as a Scottish or EU student
  • course
  • household income
  • personal circumstances

You don’t need to pay these funds back.

Most funding awards are means-tested, and your household income may affect the funding you receive

Tuition Fees

If you're an eligible full-time Scottish or European Union (EU) student, you don’t normally have to pay tuition fees. If you would like more information about Fees please email our Finance Team at

Other funding options

There are also other allowances available based on your circumstances.

Care-experienced bursary

If you have been looked after in the UK care system, you can apply for this non-means tested maintenance allowance. This is a bursary of £202.50 per week, and is not assessed on your household income.

Additional support needs allowance

If you have additional support needs, extra help may be available to support you during your time at college.

Childcare funding

You can apply for help with costs if you have to pay for childcare while studying.

Discretionary funding

You can receive Discretionary Funds in addition to any funding award. The funds can provide additional support with accommodation costs and other emergency costs


We can provide advice of entitlement to benefits to make sure you receive all the funds you are entitled to.

Most of our students travel to College via Public Transport using the bus or train. Students who are under the age of 22 are entitled to free travel using their free travel entitlement through Young Scot. 

Students over the age of 22 will receive a bus pass as part of their student funding providing they are eligible to receive this.

Our dedicated Student Services team are here to advise, support and guide you at all points of your College learning journey – all you need to do is ask….

Our Student Advisors are available to provide you with advice and guidance on many welfare and wellbeing issues, which you may face, including:

  • Your health and wellbeing including our Mental Health Support service
  • Your funding, finances or benefits, help with completing funding applications
  • Housing
  • Advocacy and helping you contact local services or external agencies
  • Travel including accessing your Under 22 travel entitlement
  • Staying Safe

Our Learning Support team is also available to provide support, guidance and advice to students with a wide range of learning needs.

We aim to promote independence, overcome barriers to learning and ensure the best college experience for all learners. We help with:

  • Assessment to identify support needs
  • Individual and group support in class
  • Group workshops in various subjects
  • Support outside of the classroom to develop study skills and exam strategies
  • Loan of specialised equipment and assistive technology e.g. reading pens, speech-to-text software and recording apps
  • Alternative assessment arrangements, such as readers, scribes, use of ICT and separate accommodation
  • To see the range of Support available please visit our dedicated Support pages. Please follow this link.

Subject to successful completion and minimum entry requirements being met.

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Courses starting from August 2023

As always full-time applications open from 1st December 2022 and we encourage applications early to ensure that prospective students are able to obtain their first-choice course preference.