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  • Lantra candidates build on vital first aid training
    The Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation (DEBI) was recently approached by Lantra and asked to deliver the First Aid at Work (FAW) training to their candidates, providing a great opportunity to build on the initial training they carried out.

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  • Stephanie celebrates 40 years of service to Borders College
    One of our best-loved and most dedicated employees is celebrating a huge milestone after reaching 40 years of continued service with the College.

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  • Join us for the first ever Choose College Virtual Showcase
    The first of its kind, this sector-wide, Choose College Virtual event will see 19 colleges from across Scotland come together to showcase all that college has to offer and is completely free to attend.

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  • Borders College Confirms its Commitment to Equality
    Borders College is delighted to launch its new Equality Outcomes which set out practical steps to advance equality for staff and students over the next four years. 

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  • Women in construction – no longer a novelty
    Justyna did not want to go to college and study a ‘beauty’ course like many of her friends, Justyna had family members with an engineering background and she was keen to use mathematics in her studies, so chose HNC in Construction at Borders College.

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  • Choose College: Is it time to change your career?
    If you’ve recently lost your job due to the pandemic or if it’s simply made you wonder if there’s more to life than your current job, it could be time to upskill or retrain.

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  • Hard work and support key to Trainee Lecturer Chloe’s success
    “With the right support and hard work anyone can achieve their goals and help inspire others in similar situations.” That’s the message from Chloe Black, who recently took up the post of Trainee Computing Lecturer at Borders College, within the STEM team.

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  • Are you a supervisor or manager within the Visitor Economy sector?
    A partnership between two of Scotland’s leading further education providers, Borders College and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), has allowed the development of a new programme, with the specific aim to support the economic recovery of establishments within the Tourism, Hospitality and Events sectors in Scotland.

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  • Additional Support ensures Julie continues to study effectively  
    Support, whether that be technical or emotional wellbeing, is essential for all students in the current climate and Borders College has delivered this through a number of schemes put in place to help students meet their aspirations.  Julie Anderson is studying on the HNC Computing programme at the College and has benefitted greatly from additional support to help her through her studies. 

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  • Are you a Borders College student?
    If you’re a current Borders College student and are considering progressing your studies with us from August 2021, or are interested in changing career paths, then the time to apply for the course of your choice is now!

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  • Apprenticeship Update
    Going into lockdown last March, right at the beginning of our Modern Apprentice contract for 2020/21, we were really unsure whether we would be able to sustain our numbers and achieve the growth we had anticipated. Luckily, our implementation of Smart Assessor meant that we were well prepared to move immediately to an end-to-end paperless programme. The results have been amazing!

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  • Start the new you at our April 21 Open Days
    If you’re thinking about studying at Borders College and you missed our first Open Day sessions in January, there’s no need to worry. We will be holding our next Virtual Open Days on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th April 2021.

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  • College’s commitment to Jedburgh 
    In October we described the new digital spoke being prepared in the Jedburgh Intergenerational School, and how we hoped to be able to utilise the latest smart screen and video conference technology to offer a greater range of courses in the Jedburgh area. Following on from that we conducted a community survey to find out what the areas of interest were for your town and to help inform what we planned for you in the future. In the survey we asked what type of courses you were interested in, which subject areas, when you would like them to be delivered and what type of learning you preferred. 

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  • Funding to Train New Energy Efficiency Professionals
    New energy efficiency training funding has been made available for people resident in Scotland who have lost their jobs or are at risk of redundancy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Data Science upskill allows Brian to focus on the future
    Brian Wilson recently took advantage of fully-funded training available at Borders College to help him boost his computer skillset. The Data Science course is aimed at helping those looking to forge a new career or simply update their knowledge of technology. Brian talks below about how the new initiative has helped him move forward in his career: 

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