Demand sees additional fully funded business courses added

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Higher than expected demand on free training being provided by Borders College to support the economic recovery as we transition out of the pandemic has seen the college add additional sessions for some of the learning opportunities available.

In particular, Bookkeeping, Social Media and HR for Small Businesses are among the popular courses being taken up by organisations across our region. There is also a Carbon Warrior programme which support students to learn more about their carbon footprint and how to manage this both at home and in the workplace.

Director of Enterprise and Business innovation at Borders College, Katharine Mathison, said:

“We are delighted by the uptake of these courses, which aim to support businesses throughout the UK as we start to come out of the pandemic.

“We have over 20 programmes on offer, with all of the courses online, which means that there is no need to travel to college to benefit from the opportunities available. Students can sign up for as many courses as they wish and build a programme of learning tailored to their personal requirements.

“Some of the training in this programme is delivered using gamification which sounds really complicated but is an innovative and exciting way to learn via interactive and fun activities – definitely something to try!”

The courses can be viewed on the college website at, with online enrolment available 24/7.

The courses are offered as part of the UK Government-funded Community Renewal Fund and aim to support people and communities most in need across the UK.

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