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  • Deputy First Minister pays a ‘virtual visit’ to Borders College
    Borders College continues to play a significant role in supporting the economic and social prosperity of the south of Scotland. So much so that John Swinney, Deputy First Minister for Scotland, took time to meet staff and students virtually this week ahead of the second Convention of the South of Scotland.

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  • Scottish Racing Academy programme shortlisted for national award
    Borders College has been shortlisted for a sector recognised CDN award. The award submission recognises the College’s collaboration with the Scottish Racing Academy and the development of an innovative approach to creating a learner pathway within the horse racing industry.

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  • Stefanie overcomes challenges to complete her studies
    Borders College student Stafanie Quinn recently celebrated completing two SCQF level 9 units form the Social Services & Healthcare SVQ Award, enabling her to meet the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration requirements.

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  • A sense of anticipation as students begin their new journeys
    There’s been a real buzz around Borders College over the last two weeks, with students beginning their course induction and starting their new journeys for the academic year ahead.

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  • Join the Borders College Regional Board and help shape the future of the Borders and beyond
    Borders College is delighted to have recently launched its Strategic Ambition for the next five years, which will respond to our regional and national socio-economic priorities as the leading provider for skills development in the Borders and beyond.

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  • South of Scotland Colleges Team Up to Boost Economic Recovery
    Two Scottish colleges are teaming up to deliver a package of educational courses aimed at helping the region recover from the impact of COVID-19. Borders College and Dumfries and Galloway College have announced a range of courses that they will deliver together to help people to upskill, reskill, and get back to work.

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  • College shortlisted for prestigious national awards
    We’re delighted to announce that Borders College has received two nominations for the annual CDN (College Development Network) Awards – one of the most prestigious awards in the sector. 

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  • Get your university or work career off to a great start with a course at Borders College, starting this September
    Right now is the ideal time to get a higher qualification to prepare you for your future career or support your career progression.  Perhaps you’ve just left school and your grades are even better than anticipated! If this is you, then you’re in the ideal position to apply for one of our higher-level courses.  

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  • Join the Board of Borders College in 2020
    Borders College has one of the best records for learner success in Scotland and makes an essential contribution to the Borders Region and beyond.  We are seeking new members to join our Regional Board to help ensure that we continue that success.

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  • Sale of surplus print finishing equipment (sold as individual lots)
    Borders College has the following print finishing equipment for sale.

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  • College support is vital to Debbie’s success
    Debbie Blair recently completed the Social Services Children and Young People Award at SCQF level 9 as a Modern Apprentice. Read her story below: During my time studying for the SVQ Level 4 I worked as a Senior Playworker at Liberton After-School Club (LASC). My time there has been undeniably one of the greatest experiences I will ever have, as it’s safe to say the club faced many obstacles along the way.    

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  • Locker Key Deposit Refunds
    Please return all locker keys by Friday 18th September. Keys should be returned in a sealed envelope marked ‘Locker Key Return’ on the front of the envelope. It is essential that a note with the following details is enclosed in the envelope with the key:

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  • Cheryl’s delight at finishing ahead of schedule
    Social Service and Healthcare student Cheryl Shoemaker has plenty to shout about after completing her studies, two months ahead of her course deadline date.

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  • College commended for its commitment to Student Carers 
    Borders College commitment to supporting Student Carers throughout their studies has been recognised, having recently achieved the Going Further for Student Carers Recognition Award. 

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  • Business and Administration – a great career start
    Choose a Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeship with Borders College and you could earn while you learn and be on the way to a great career start. A career in Business and Administration appeals to so many people because it can encompass almost anything. It increases your job opportunities, boosts your confidence, improves your communication and helps you exploit your creativity. 

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