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  • Hawick Eco Room ‘highly commended’ at architectural awards
    The Borders College Hawick campus Eco Room has been ‘highly commended’ at a recent architectural awards ceremony, hosted by presenter Matt Allwright. The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) annual awards, which was live-streamed on YouTube, saw the building take the accolade in the Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology – Small to Medium category.

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  • College racing academy and essential skills programmes given top accolades at CDN awards
    It was a great night for Borders College at last night’s College Development Network (CDN) Annual Awards after they picked up two accolades at the prestigious event.

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  • Flexible Workforce Development Fund is available to all Scottish employers, including small and medium-sized enterprises
    Training can be tailored to meet your organisation’s needs with assistance from our Enterprise and Business Innovation team here at Borders College.  The fund does not support the provision of industry qualifications or training where there is a statutory obligation required by law. Employers can submit one application only to the fund within the application period - this includes SMEs.  Employers must be based or operate within Scotland, wholly or partially.

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  • Childcare students look to the future with career progressions
    Borders College has an excellent reputation when it comes to students progressing from their studies, whether that be gaining employment or transitioning to higher and degree level programmes. This was the case for five former students, who recently completed their PDA Childhood Practice level 8 studies and have now gone on to greater things.

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  • Over 500 loaned devices ensure effective learning continues
    Used to support both teaching and learning, technology is essential in the modern-day learning environment and a scheme introduced by Borders College has ensured students studying from home can do so effectively.

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  • #LoveScotlandsColleges
    Borders College is supporting the #LoveScotlandsColleges national campaign to highlight the importance and strength of Scotland’s colleges to stakeholders.

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  • President employs former students at the ‘Homestead’
    Three former Borders College Hospitality students have been given the chance to develop their employability skills after securing roles within a popular homestead café in the Scottish Borders.

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  • Facilities upgrade for Rural Skills provision
    A new and exciting refurbishment of the Borders College Newtown St Boswells campus is currently underway, which will allow the Rural Skills provision to be delivered more effectively.

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  • Your opportunity to influence the future of training and development within the Construction and Engineering sector 
    A nationwide survey with the aim of collating the responses of the Construction and engineering sector has been launched to find out what the future training and development needs are of these critical sectors. In addition, the study seeks to highlight the barriers to accessible training. 

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  • Award ceremony recognises College’s commitment to Student Carers 
    Staff from the Borders College Student Advice team recently attended a virtual award ceremony, aimed at celebrating their achievement of the Going Further for Student Carers’ Award.

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  • Together Let's Care for your Mental Health
    “You’re not alone with your mental health. We’re here to help you.” This is the clear message from NHS 24, Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance service. A new campaign brings the three organisations together to support mental health and wellbeing for people across Scotland in time for World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October 2020.

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  • Cleaning qualifications at SCQF level 5 – New for 2021
    Do you want to study for a recognised qualification in cleaning and take your cleaning skills to the next level? Borders College is currently looking to establish a cohort of students, with a potential start date of January 2021, subject to approval, for these new and exciting qualifications certificated through The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS).

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  • What is sustainability
    Greg Steel, Ph.D. Head of Sustainable Construction at Borders College shares with us his vision for a sustainable future. Using the planet’s natural resources at a rate that is able to be replenished naturally and is available for future generations.

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  • Hawick Eco Room shortlisted for national architectural award
    Opened in February of this year, the Eco room at the Hawick Campus of Borders College has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology – small to medium category’ of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) annual awards.

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  • Jedburgh to benefit from new College Digital Spoke and community provision
    A new digital spoke is set to be opened by Borders College in the Jedburgh Grammar Campus as part of the Skills and Learning Network across the south of Scotland.

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