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  • Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021 – find out what Borders College can do for you and your business
    Borders College is supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021, which runs from the 1st to the 5th March. The theme this year is ‘Business Backing Talent’ and aims to demonstrate the value apprenticeships bring to individuals, employers and the economy. As part of this, the College will be running three webinar sessions, aimed at providing information on Apprenticeships to potential apprentices, employers, parents and guidance staff.

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  • Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021
    Borders College is supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021, which runs from the 1st to the 5th March. Co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland, it will demonstrate the value apprenticeships bring to individuals, employers and the economy.

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  • Declan’s back on track thanks to additional support 
    There’s more support in place than ever and we’re doing everything we can, and more, to ensure our students continue to thrive and study effectively during the lockdown period. That’s the message from Borders College, who are continuing to deliver all of their classes remotely and understand the challenges faced by students. Declan is one such student who has been provided with additional support to help him through his studies. Currently studying on the Introduction to Sport and Uniformed Services, the Glasgow student, who lives in Selkirk, has found the lockdown period very stressful, with feelings of isolation taking their toll.

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  • William’s Slovenia hopes for return to racing action
    Denholm mountain biker William Brodie has his fingers crossed that restrictions ease in the coming months so that he can compete at a junior level in top quality World Cup events throughout the rest of the calendar year.

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  • South of Scotland partners join forces to urge everyone to play their part in developing the first ever Regional Economic Strategy 
    Public, private and third sector groups in the South of Scotland have joined forces to develop the region’s first ever Regional Economic Strategy (RES) and are asking everyone to play their part to help shape the future of the region.  The strategy is a key focus of the South of Scotland’s Regional Economic Partnership (REP) which brings together a diverse range of interests, knowledge, experience and resources all valuable to the development of the RES for the South.

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  • Laptop loan ensures effective learning for Laura and her family
    Used to support both teaching and learning, technology is essential in the modern-day learning environment and Borders College is delighted to be supporting students in whatever way they can. Laura Green is one such student who has been helped through her studies by taking advantage of the Laptop Loan scheme, introduced at the beginning of the first lockdown.

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  • Claire’s career takes a new direction with Data Science training
    For some years now, a digital narrative has become increasingly more familiar to us all, as technology is ever-developing and changing the way we live, work, and study on what seems a daily basis. Fully funded training is now available at Borders College to help those looking to learn the basics of Data Science through the Skills for a Modern Working Environment award, with a view to forging a new career or simply boosting their current skillset. Claire Fisher is one such student who has taken advantage of this new initiative. Read her story below: 

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  • Dirt School: Innes Graham - From Coached to Coach
    I learnt to ride a bike at three years of age, did my first wheelie at four, started building my own trails at 9, began racing at 12… “what’s next?” was the question I asked myself. How do I achieve my goal of racing world cups, traveling the world and riding my bike as a profession?

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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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  • Dave is ‘streets ahead’ in his new management role
    Dave Nicol is a Senior Support Worker with Streets Ahead in Duns, and has recently completed the SCQF Level 7 Management course through the Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation (DEBI) at Borders College.

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  • Mertoun shares vital practical lessons to Horticulturists
    Many students learn more ‘doing’ activities and our Horticulturists here at Borders College benefit greatly from the practical side of their studies. Mertoun Estates Gardens, based in St Boswells, has facilitated College students for a number of years now, allowing the use of their grounds for them to gain first-hand experience in areas such as planting, nurturing and maintaining plants. This includes working in a kitchen walled garden, arboretum and extensive estate gardens.

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  • Update on Covid-19, Wednesday 10th February
    Scottish Government are due to make an announcement about colleges on 22nd February. Borders College will review the announcement and update you by email, College website and social media.

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  • Scotch Beef Club gives students a ‘taste’ of the Scottish Meat Industry
    Hearing from industry experts is a great way to enhance the learning of students, giving them a real-life experience of the job and what a future career may look like. Through an online meeting, Borders College level 5 & 6 Hospitality students recently had the pleasure of meeting Quality Meat Scotland Brand Development Manager Gordon Newlands, who delivered a very interesting talk on supporting and promoting Scotch Beef and the Scotch Beef Club.

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  • Hairdressers ‘brush’ up on their practical lessons through Instagram
    Borders College Level 3 Hairdressing students have used some improvisation and taken to social media to help facilitate their learning and develop their practical skills.

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  • Five-star showing for students at National ALBAS Awards
    Five Borders College students are celebrating after being selected as finalists for the ALBAS, Lantra Scotland’s much-anticipated Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills – an exceptional achievement for everyone involved.

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