A summer of successes for one of Scotland’s best-performing colleges

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STOP PRESS - Update Wed 27th July 2022...

Mountain biking course produces another British champion making our summer successes 1️⃣0️⃣ read more below.


Students and staff at Borders College certainly have many reasons to be celebrating when it comes to success. With students performing exceptionally well in national events, learner success is among the highest in the sector, and the college is one of the best places to work in the UK.

And if that was not enough, the college has also won a Digital Technology Leaders Awards in London as well as being a finalist in the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards, not to mention the fact that the college has been shortlisted for a prestigious Green Gown Award and is a finalist in the Green Energy Skills Award for Scotland.

So, just in case you missed any of these accolades, we have listed our top 9️⃣ successes below.

Mountain biking course produces another British champion

Mountain Biking student William Brodie, 18, has just won the Junior British Downhill Championship at Glencoe in Scotland, part of the British Cycling series.

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Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards 22

Sustainability Academy shortlisted for the Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards

For the first time, Scotland’s renewable energy industry and its growing supply chain will come together to celebrate the achievements of the diverse Scottish supplier network, honouring the tenacity of those playing a key role in supporting Scotland’s net-zero targets.

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College once again named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women!

Borders College is once again celebrating after being named as a ‘Best Workplace for Women™ 22’ for the second year running. This follows on from being ranked as one of the Uk’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing back in February.

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College’s sustainability initiatives recognised after being shortlisted for the prestigious Green Gown Awards

Borders College is delighted to be announced as a finalist at this year’s prestigious Green Gown Awards 2022 in the 2030 Climate Action category.

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College announced as a winner at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards in London

Borders College now has an enviable reputation as a centre of collaborative growth in the tech sector thanks to a pioneering Digital Transformation Project.

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Darren Boggs

Bricklayer Darren cements his place at the WorldSkills UK national finals

After success in the regional heats, Borders College is delighted to announce that student Darren Boggs has made it through to the national finals of this year’s WorldSkills UK competition-based development programme.

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College announced as a finalist for VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards

Borders College is delighted to be announced as a finalist at this year’s VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.

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Students and lecturers involved in Skillbuild

Construction students scooped top prizes at Skillbuild 22

Our Construction department has great reason to celebrate after recent success at the Skillbuild 2022 Regional Heats, coming away with two firsts and a second place in the competition.

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College celebrates above-average achievements in Scottish Funding Council report

We celebrated some fantastic news in terms of student achievement, in several key sectors, after scoring well above the national average in figures released by the Scottish Funding Council.

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Borders College awarded UK’s Best Workplaces™ recognition!

Borders College has been recognised as one of the 290 UK’s Best Workplaces™ (2022) by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. The College was ranked on a shortlist of large employees, alongside the likes of Adobe and CGI.

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