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SBC Campus from air photo

8 July 2021

Students' Association celebrates inspiring people

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Computer screen

7 July 2021

College helps to inspire next generation into computing science

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REP

5 July 2021

Consultation launched on draft South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy

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Best Workplace for Women  logo image

1 July 2021

College officially named one of 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women!

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Tweed Valley Everest Challenge Group

30 June 2021

Tweed Valley Everest Challenge

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The Turing Trust Group

28 June 2021

College deliver training to world-renowned The Turing Trust

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Renewable Training Centres Borders College Staff

25 June 2021

Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero officially launches Renewable Training Centres

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Virtual Showcase

22 June 2021

Staff represent College at first-ever Virtual Showcase

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Hockey Group

18 June 2021

HND Year 1 Sport and Exercise Students – Hockey Festival Event

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Mia Thomson

17 June 2021

Train to Gain – developing the skills of the workforce

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Kibosh founder Ross Dickinson

16 June 2021

Former student wins backing of global energy giants to develop unique pipe repair technology for industrial use

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REP

15 June 2021

Ambitious strategy for the future of the South of Scotland to be considered by Councils and SOSE ahead of summer consultation

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Eildon Workers

10 June 2021

Doctor’s Surgery Retrofit Makeover Aims to Improve the Health of the Planet

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500 miles for 500 pounds team

9 June 2021

Sports students smash ‘500 Miles for 500 Pounds’ challenge

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South of Scotland to Benefit from new Digital Skills Hub

7 June 2021

South of Scotland to Benefit from new Digital Skills Hub

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Jamie Rae

4 June 2021

Jamie ‘kickstarts’ his career with Borders College

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Mission Rabies Teams Call

3 June 2021

Mission Rabies India hook up for Animal Care students

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Borders College Graduation 2019

1 June 2021

Borders College Graduation update

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FAs Graphic

31 May 2021

Foundation Apprenticeships at your local college – places available for this August

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GPTW Certified Logo

27 May 2021

Borders College Earns Designation as a ‘Great Place to Work’

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Community and Evening Courses Highers and Nationals Flyer

24 May 2021

Online Higher and National qualifications - we’ve got it covered this August

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Picture of crane

18 May 2021

Foundation Apprenticeship for Civil Engineering

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ATV

14 May 2021

Lantra candidates build on vital first aid training

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Stephanie Bell

12 May 2021

Stephanie celebrates 40 years of service to Borders College

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Students outside College

30 April 2021

Borders College Confirms its Commitment to Equality

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Justyna

29 April 2021

Women in construction – no longer a novelty

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Chloe Black

22 April 2021

Hard work and support key to Trainee Lecturer Chloe’s success

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THE Programme Images

14 April 2021

Are you a supervisor or manager within the Visitor Economy sector?

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Julie Anderson

12 April 2021

Additional Support ensures Julie continues to study effectively

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SAW 21 Graphic

2 April 2021

Apprenticeship Update

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Jedburgh

19 March 2021

College’s commitment to Jedburgh

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NTF Image of Electric Car

15 March 2021

Funding to Train New Energy Efficiency Professionals

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Man on computer

14 March 2021

Data Science upskill allows Brian to focus on the future

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Albas winners and runner up image

5 March 2021

Fantastic five celebrate success at National ALBAS

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Principal Angela Cox standing next to solar panels

4 March 2021

College Sustainability Strategy gains widespread approval

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The Young Person’s Guarantee is about connecting young people to opportunities.

2 March 2021

The Young Person’s Guarantee is about connecting young people to opportunities.

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Student studying

26 February 2021

Declan’s back on track thanks to additional support

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William Brodie on mountain bike

25 February 2021

William’s Slovenia hopes for return to racing action

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REP Logo

23 February 2021

South of Scotland partners join forces to urge everyone to play their part in developing the first ever Regional Economic Strategy

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Laura Green with son

19 February 2021

Laptop loan ensures effective learning for Laura and her family

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Claire Fisher

18 February 2021

Claire’s career takes a new direction with Data Science training

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Innes Graham

16 February 2021

Dirt School: Innes Graham - From Coached to Coach

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Dave Nicol

12 February 2021

Dave is ‘streets ahead’ in his new management role

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Teams Group Chat Screen

11 February 2021

Mertoun shares vital practical lessons to Horticulturists

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Scotch Beef Club Teams Meeting Image

9 February 2021

Scotch Beef Club gives students a ‘taste’ of the Scottish Meat Industry

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Edward Hemmings

3 February 2021

Hairdressers ‘brush’ up on their practical lessons through Instagram

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ALBA finalists

28 January 2021

Five-star showing for students at National ALBAS Awards

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Jane McKenzie

27 January 2021

Borders College: developing the workforce of the future

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Farming related images graphic

22 January 2021

College employees delighted to be guest speakers at this year’s Lantra Employers Webinar

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Katharine Mathison

7 January 2021

Department of Enterprise and Innovation to benefit from newly appointed Director

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First aid box

16 December 2020

College staff refresher on vital first aid training

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Innovative teaching at the forefront for former student

8 December 2020

Innovative teaching at the forefront for former student

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Hawick STEM Eco Room

4 December 2020

Hawick Eco Room ‘highly commended’ at architectural awards

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Invitation card - CDN Awards

4 December 2020

College racing academy and essential skills programmes given top accolades at CDN awards

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Box of crayons

2 December 2020

Childcare students look to the future with career progressions

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Woman using laptop

30 November 2020

Over 500 loaned devices ensure effective learning continues

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Homestead Farm building

25 November 2020

President employs former students at the ‘Homestead’

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Newtown Building Plan

23 November 2020

Facilities upgrade for Rural Skills provision

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Your opportunity to influence the future of training and development within the Construction and Engineering sector

22 November 2020

Your opportunity to influence the future of training and development within the Construction and Engineering sector

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Carers Trust Scotland Badge

20 November 2020

Award ceremony recognises College’s commitment to Student Carers 

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Greg Steel

16 November 2020

What is Sustainability

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Hawick Eco Room

12 November 2020

Hawick Eco Room shortlisted for national architectural award

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Jedburgh Campus

11 November 2020

Jedburgh to benefit from new College Digital Spoke and community provision

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Electric car

10 November 2020

College electric car helps 'drive' innovation and sustainability

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Image of Fiona Hyslop with message

5 November 2020

Growing the Young Person’s Guarantee

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Picture of a forest

5 November 2020

Industry partnership helps grow forestry award

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Digiskill

4 November 2020

Joint college economic recovery programme launched across the south of Scotland

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Customer Service Image

3 November 2020

Pensions Agency benefits from first-class customer service training

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Angela Cox

2 November 2020

Borders College launches its strategic ambition for the Borders and beyond

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Students in Rural Setting

29 October 2020

Rural Talent programme sows the seeds of collaboration in the rural sector

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Horticulturalists Teams Meeting

26 October 2020

Horticulturists get a taste of plant growing ‘Dutch-style’

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Reece Wilson on the Podium

23 October 2020

Top of the world for former BASE student Reece

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Students Practising Life Support Training

21 October 2020

Life support training gives students a taste of normality again

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Food Hygiene

15 October 2020

Modern Apprentices get a ‘taste’ of food hygiene importance

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Students receiving their lessons from Germany

13 October 2020

Learning takes on a whole new meaning as classes are delivered from Germany

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Lesley Anderson

9 October 2020

Lesley’s ‘Streets Ahead’ when it comes to healthcare

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Scottish Racing Academy Students

6 October 2020

Students aim for career in racing

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Deer Stalking Students

2 October 2020

Partnership proves a great asset in Deer Stalking delivery

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Disability Confident logo

30 September 2020

Inclusiveness at the forefront as College renews its status as a disability confident employer

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Modern Apprentice Amy’s dedication earns her a place at University

28 September 2020

Modern Apprentice Amy’s dedication earns her a place at University

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Artificial Intelligence

24 September 2020

Borders College shortlisted for leading the way in Data Science learning

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John Swinney

23 September 2020

Deputy First Minister pays a ‘virtual visit’ to Borders College

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Scottish Racing Picture

22 September 2020

Scottish Racing Academy programme shortlisted for national award

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Stefanie overcomes challenges to complete her studies

21 September 2020

Stefanie overcomes challenges to complete her studies

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Digiskill Scotland

11 September 2020

South of Scotland Colleges Team Up to Boost Economic Recovery

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CDN College Awards 2020 logo

10 September 2020

College shortlisted for prestigious national awards

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Debbie Blair

1 September 2020

College support is vital to Debbie’s success

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Cheryl’s delight at finishing ahead of schedule

25 August 2020

Cheryl’s delight at finishing ahead of schedule

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Carers Trust logo

21 August 2020

College commended for its commitment to Student Carers

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Various foodstuffs

15 July 2020

Food distribution scheme a great benefit to students and the environment

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Andrew Palmer

10 July 2020

Apprentice Andrew is switched on to success

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Holly Watson

23 June 2020

Course completion gives Holly a confidence boost

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College of the future

22 June 2020

New vision for colleges to drive a green economic recovery and better living standards

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Lana Turner

11 June 2020

Lana’s delight at Grayson Perry’s top three choice

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First Aid Demo

10 June 2020

Dave’s practical lessons keep students on course

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Judith Tait-Brown

8 June 2020

Health Care Support Workers continue to learn while working for the NHS

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Nicola Crombie

4 June 2020

Nicola shares her Modern Apprenticeship success story

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Emily Redman with Doddie Weir

28 May 2020

Former student weaves her magic for Doddie’s Tartan

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Photo of staff member at computer

26 May 2020

A smarter way to be assessed

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Virtual Royal Windsor

22 May 2020

Kate shines at ‘Virtual’ Royal Windsor

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Mark Catto

20 May 2020

College continues to develop innovative teaching practices

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Barbicide Certificate

19 May 2020

Safety at the forefront for Hairdressing department

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Laptop

15 May 2020

415 loaned laptops keep students learning

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Borders College staff members

14 May 2020

College staff ‘Home but not alone’

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Cheryl Johnstone

13 May 2020

Cheryl progresses to Xposure 2020 ‘Digital’ Heats

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Janet Jack receiving a Coaching Award from Sportscotland

12 May 2020

Popular ‘Keep Fit Series’ helps keep the community motivated

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Fiona Currie

6 May 2020

College staff and students aid in delivery of vital medical supplies

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Joanne Ayling

5 May 2020

‘Business’ as usual for College students

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Helen Chisholm

1 May 2020

‘Team Chisholm’ help to provide vital delivery service to the community

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Sheena Gillespie

30 April 2020

Sheena sews scrubs for health workers

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Wattie Dodds

29 April 2020

Wattie’s on the road in response to Covid crisis

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Stuart Nimmo with Tractor

28 April 2020

Learning, down on the ‘virtual’ farm

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Charlie Blance with Trophy

27 April 2020

Sky's the limit for courageous young gamekeeper

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3D printed face shields

21 April 2020

College supports frontline care workers by 3D printing face shields

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Care Students

18 March 2020

Care students on pathway to success

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Ms Grahame, her assistant Debbi McCall and Borders College Principal Angela Cox

16 March 2020

MSP praises hospitality programmes

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Lesson on giving CPR

12 March 2020

New growth as Business Development Unit branches out in Northumberland

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Charlie Blance receiving trophy

8 March 2020

Winners of Lantra Scotland’s prestigious ALBAS announced

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Electrical Apprentices

6 March 2020

Apprentice sparkies benefit from new course

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Niesha Clark

5 March 2020

Niesha adds to growing female construction trend

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SHAD Event Participants

5 March 2020

Wellbeing at work top of the agenda for Modern Apprentices

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Scottish Racing Academy

4 March 2020

Scottish Racing Academy launched

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Charlie Blance

3 March 2020

Charlie ‘game’ for LANTRA finals

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Craig Thomson

2 March 2020

Adult apprenticeship adds a spark to Craig’s career

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Teigan Scobbie

1 March 2020

Teigan’s Modern Apprenticeship Progress

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Robbie Neave

29 February 2020

It’s train to train for apprentice sparky Robbie

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Pupils at taster day

28 February 2020

Pupils enjoy Rural Skills Taster Day adventure

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Catering students

27 February 2020

‘Compliments to the chef’ as students gain vital placement experience

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STEM Hub launch

21 February 2020

Hawick STEM Hub opens its doors

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Ross Gilroy, Megan Muir, Tony Hinton, Sarah Allan, Lewis Baillie, as well as Linda Gray, DunsPlayFest Marketing Manager and John McEwen, Festival Chair

19 February 2020

Borders College Graphic Design students help create the ‘new look’ for DunsPlayFest 2020

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Jayne Gracie, Jamie Hepburn, Angela Cox, Deirdre McKendry

19 February 2020

Skills and Learning Network launched across the south of Scotland

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Watch the Skills and Learning Network Launch!

17 February 2020

Watch the Skills and Learning Network Launch!

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Watch the Skills and Learning Network Launch!

17 February 2020

Watch the Skills and Learning Network Launch!

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Nile Istephan and Angela Cox

13 February 2020

Eildon commits to future joint working partnership with Borders College

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STEM Hub Hawick Employers’ Launch

11 February 2020

STEM Hub Hawick Employers’ Launch

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Modern Apprenticeship providers

10 February 2020

College demonstrates best practice in Modern Apprenticeships provision

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DFN Project SEARCH in the Borders – Could you be our next intern?

9 February 2020

DFN Project SEARCH in the Borders – Could you be our next intern?

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City Region Deal boosts inclusive construction and engineering skills supply

4 February 2020

City Region Deal boosts inclusive construction and engineering skills supply

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Elementary Food Hygiene

3 February 2020

Food hygiene top of the agenda for candidates

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Maree Todd with students and Borders College staff

15 January 2020

Minister focuses on early learning and childcare during College visit

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Nigel Finney, Andy Glanville, Stuart Haig, Dean Evans, Donald Miller and Paul Reilly

12 January 2020

I.T. Training ‘just the tool’ for Starrett employees

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Ross Dickinson

8 January 2020

No regrets for Walkerburn entrepreneur Ross

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Hawick Campus

19 July 2018

South of Scotland to Benefit from Multi-Million Pound SoSEP Investment

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