Why should Borders College be your top choice?

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A recent Education Scotland HM Inspectors report said: 

“Full-time further education courses at Borders College surpassed the sector average for learner success, with Higher Education completion rates exceeding the sector norm.” 

Borders College is a real community college, offering learning opportunities for the local and emerging sector markets. Their students and staff enjoy first-class facilities in the relaxed rural setting of the Scottish Borders, making it the ideal location to study – and that’s not all. 

New provision, such as E-sports and Green Skills, are delivered alongside key areas including Business, Computing, Hospitality, and Sport. Specialised courses such as Mountain Biking, Rugby, and Horse Care help to complement the demand for local skills. 

Higher Education is more important than ever because of the ever-changing labour markets. It equips students with the necessary skills to promote economic and technological change and opens doors to progression routes.  

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Borders College is at the forefront of delivering Higher National courses. The government recently announced extra funding for the Health and Social Care sector, and the College’s higher provision in this area, along with many others, is renowned for its learner success. 

Many articulation routes are available with universities across the country, which provide the building blocks for progression to desired destinations. With employers crying out for skilled workers, Borders College is an increasingly relevant destination for school leavers and those looking to progress in their organisations. 

Borders College also offers outstanding training for an increasing number of apprentices, works with employers to identify the most appropriate learning route for employees, and assists organisations to maximise their business potential. 

With the reopening of the Borders Railway, students can travel from Edinburgh to Galashiels in 50 minutes, making access to Borders College even easier.

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So why not consider Borders College as your next move? With courses starting in August and life-changing courses on offer, there’s never been a better time to apply! 

Full- and Part-time course areas: 

Animal Care 
Art and Design 
Beauty Therapy 
Borders Care Career Academy 
Business and Enterprise 
Business Management 
Carpentry and Joinery 
Catering and Hospitality 
Childhood Practice 
Civil Engineering 
Coaching and Developing Sport 
Computing Software Development 
Computing with Digital Media 
Construction and Engineering 
Core Skills 
Countryside and Environmental Management 
Cyber Security 
E-Sports and Digital Skills 
Early Education and Childcare 
Education Support Assistance 
Electrical Engineering 
Electrical Installation 
Environment and Conservation 
Health and Social Care 
Health Care 
Health Care Practice 
Horse Care 
Hospitality, Events and Tourism 
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 
Mixed Farming 
Mountain Biking 
Nursing, Access to 
Painting and Decorating 
Pre-birth to Three Years 
Prepare to Care 
Professional Cookery 
Project SEARCH 
Race Horse Care (Scottish Racing Academy) 
Rural Skills 
Skills for Learning and Work 
Social Care 
Social Services 
Sport and Outdoor Activities 
Supported Programmes 
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 

Make Borders College your top choice

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