Principal's Welcome 

Angela Cox - Borders College Principal

Welcome to Borders College

As Principal of Borders College, I am immensely proud of the excellent learning experience that we provide to all our students, irrespective of your chosen area of study and how you choose to learn.

We will provide you with innovative, life- changing learning opportunities that will prepare you for your chosen career and the skills to be an active global citizen.

Our ambition is that, during your time with us, you will develop the skills and knowledge to be confident to progress in your chosen career, and value the importance of diversity in our communities and the sustainability of our planet. We offer a wide range of study programmes, from HND courses to apprenticeships, at graduate to foundation level. Our curriculum offer reflects current industry practice and is linked to job opportunities.

Our teaching staff are experts in their field, many of whom are still working in industry. The diversity of their experience and knowledge is immeasurable, but comes to the fore through the passionate and professional delivery of our courses. We know that there are many challenges that get in the way of our students succeeding; therefore, we have a range of support staff and services to guide you through and to make sure that your time at Borders College is the best it can be, readying you for your next steps – whatever they may be.

Our high-quality learning environment also reflects current and emerging industry practice, in order to prepare you for your future career. We have the Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels, the Construction Hub at Tweedbank and the Hawick STEM Innovation Hub and Newtown St Boswells which hosts our Land Based programmes. While we believe in the importance of a physical base to facilitate learning, increasingly we are adopting a digital blended learning approach to provide students with the flexibility to learn as and when they want.

So, whether you are leaving school, returning to learning, or striving to improve your skills and knowledge in the workplace, Borders College can help you to achieve your goals.

Good luck, and I look forward to hearing about your future success.

Angela Cox
Principal