Borders College

Borders College Schools Academy

COVID19 Statement - Borders College Schools Academy

Due to guidelines and restrictions associated with the ongoing COVID19 health emergency, all Borders College Schools Academy programmes will be delivered online in the first instance.  Pupils will not be required to attend a College campus at the start of their course.

Pupils who have applied for a Foundation Apprentice or a Level 5 course will commence on Tuesday 25th August 2020 – online.

Pupils who have applied for a Level 4 course will commence week of 14th September 2020 – online.

Details will be sent to the email address the pupil gave us as part of the application process.  IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PUPILS CHECK THEIR EMAILS REGULARLY.

These emails will contain information and instructions about online enrolment and details of how to set up a student account and access Microsoft TEAMS to join the online class.

Further information will be available from your School Guidance/Pastoral Teacher or you can email schoolsacademy@borderscollege.ac.uk


Schools Academy

A College and School Partnership Programme

The Borders College Schools Academy provides an integrated approach to education, where senior phase pupils are given the opportunity to learn a range of vocational skills, both practical and academic. These provide them with a vocational pathway on to further and higher education at a range of different levels.

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Borders College Schools Academy Course Guide

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A College and School Partnership Programme
The Borders College Schools Academy provides an integrated approach to education, where senior phase pupils are given the opportunity to learn a range of vocational skills, both practical and academic. These provide them with a vocational pathway on to further and higher education at a range of different levels.

The Borders College Schools Academy will widen senior pupils’ experience of education and broaden their horizons, whilst learning skills that will help them in their future career choices.

Pupils will be taught in college or school by specialist college lecturers, who will liaise closely with the school. The subjects are taught as part of the senior phase timetable.

Career Progression Opportunities
Senior pupils who are successful in gaining their qualification through this programme and have satisfactory references will be offered a full-time place on a related course the following year.

Qualifications
Most of the Schools Academy courses are based on Scottish Qualification Authority National Qualifications at a range of levels. Successful completion of Unit Assessments or full National Certificates will appear on SQA Certificates along with other qualifications attained at school.

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