Welcome to our Knowledge Hub which contains links to many aspects of Borders College – from specialist course provision to a range of key information about opportunities available from Borders College.
Advancing Innovative Manufacturing in the South of Scotland (AIMS)
The Project will provide innovation facilities, incorporating state-of-the-art equipment and technology, to enable open access for SMEs to advanced manufacturing resources within the south of Scotland.
BASE Mountain Biking
This programme allows students to gain a suite of qualifications at SCQF Level 6 whilst developing their mountain biking skills, including NPA Achieving Excellence in Sport and SQA units in Psychology, Circuit Training, and Planning Personal Fitness.
Boat Building and Repair Modern Apprenticeship
Boat Building and Repair is a Modern Apprenticeship opportunity being offered in partnership with Eyemouth Marine – who have a renowned reputation for maintenance of fishing and commercial fleets of the North Sea.
This Modern Apprenticeship is also offered at other boat yards throughout Scotland.
Borders College Schools Academy
The Borders College Schools Academy will widen senior pupils’ experience of education and broaden their horizons, whilst learning skills that will help them in their future career choices.
Borders College Technology Enhanced Care Hub (BTECH)
Scottish Borders Council, SBCares, Borders College and NHS Borders have come together to support the delivery of the integrated health and social care partnership by creating the Borders Care Career Academy, which provides a range of flexible training opportunities.
CONVERT, which stands for Construction Virtual Environment Resource Training, uses technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) to provide high-quality learning experiences that mimic real situations in construction.
Data Driven Innovation
The Edinburgh and South East City Deal is investing £25 million in eight employability- and skills-based projects, to overcome the barriers those from disadvantaged communities face when it comes to enhancing employability.
Digital Pathfinder Learning Opportunities
In partnership with DYW Borders, DYW Dumfries and Galloway, Skills Development Scotand, Scottish Borders Council and Dumfries and Galloway Council, the Digital Pathfinder programme is designed to help the region become more competitive by facilitating the delivery of higher-level digital skills to students, individuals and businesses.
Ecommerce and Business (Fast track)
Ecommerce is multi-disciplinary, involving a range of technical and non-tech skills such as data analytics, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), social media, web development and business management.
This course will help you navigate your career in one of Scotland’s fastest growing industry sectors.
English for Speakers of Other Languages – ESOL
Borders College, in partnership with Scottish Borders Community and Development, offers English classes for adults living in the Scottish Borders for whom English is not the first language.
You are our region’s future; you will be responsible for your learning and will find out where to gain support and guidance when required.
The courses we offer are relevant to the needs of global and local regions.
Green Skills Training from Borders College
The courses on offer cover key areas and combine online learning with onsite practical elements on a College campus near you, to ensure you gain the skills and qualifications employers really value.
The 360-degree room creates a 3D digital projection which uses all four classroom walls and the ceiling to bring the real construction world into an immersive experience for students using EE’s 5G network.
National 5 Textiles Industry Skills for Work
Skills for Work: Textiles Industry at National 5 is an introductory qualification in textiles. It develops the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work in the textiles industry.
The Rural Skills department is located at the Newtown St Boswells campus.
This site is ideally situated for access to the countryside, with approximately ten acres of farmland for College use within a short walk of the campus.
Rural Skills Pathways
An innovative partnership funded by the Scottish Funding Council showcasing career pathways for the land based sector in the South of Scotland.
A Borders College and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) partnership.
Scottish Racing Academy (SRA)
The Scottish Racing Academy aims to provide learner-based training for anyone who would like to learn the skills required to gain employment in one of many roles in racing, as well as for anyone who already works in the horseracing industry and wishes to upskill their knowledge.
Skills for Life and Work
Our Skills for Life and Work programmes are designed to equip candidates with the skills they need to lead successful and fulfilling lives. Our awards within these programmes start at entry level and can progress to level 4. These programmes support candidates to achieve accredited qualifications.
Venue Hire at Borders College
Our event spaces are perfect for everything from conferences, meetings, workshops, training seminars, exhibitions, formal dinners, or an office away day with team building activities.