Students feel happy, safe and prepared to learn at Borders College
This year, BCSA made some big changes to the way students are represented. This is partly in response to COVID, and partly because we recognised the class rep system wasn’t quite doing its job of capturing feedback that reflected the diversity of the student experience.
Modern Apprentices get a ‘taste’ of food hygiene importance
Having in-depth knowledge of food hygiene is an essential part of many occupations these days, including Childcare, and completing these qualifications enables candidates to build a safer environment in which they practice.
Business Management Graduate Apprenticeship Webinar
Join us to find out how businesses and their employees can benefit from the fully-funded Business Management Graduate Apprenticeship programme from Borders College in partnership with Heriot-Watt University.
Learning takes on a whole new meaning as classes are delivered from Germany
The new academic year is well underway at Borders College and the way in which courses are being delivered online has created a new and flexible approach to learning.
Lesley’s ‘Streets Ahead’ when it comes to healthcare
Borders College lecturer Lesley Anderson was delighted to have recently taken part in a live Facebook conference, aimed at providing support and advice to people with disabilities and mental health problems throughout the Scottish Borders.
Diploma in Digital Marketing at SCQF level 6 – New for 2021
Do you want to study for a national qualification in Digital Marketing and take your marketing 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 this new and exciting nationally recognised qualification.
Students aim for career in racing
With such strong horse racing links to the town, it is no surprise to find a course in the subject has proved a safe bet. Several high school students have jumped at the opportunity to embark on the Scottish Racing Academy/Borders College project aimed at educating and encouraging those interested in the industry.
Partnership proves a great asset in Deer Stalking delivery
A partnership between Borders College and a Newcastleton-based company has seen a surge in popularity in one of the Rural Skills courses offered by the College.
Inclusiveness at the forefront as College renews its status as a disability confident employer
Borders College is delighted to announce its recently renewed status as a disability confident employer. Disability Confident organisations across the UK play a leading role in changing behaviour and cultures in their businesses, networks and communities, and are committed to becoming inclusive employers. The Disability Confident scheme exists to help employers recruit and retain great people by drawing from the widest possible pool of talent, employing excellent staff who are skilled, loyal and hardworking, and creating a positive working environment where all employees are treated fairly.
Have you heard of Kickstart?
It’s the new scheme offered to employers to support the training, development and employment of young people aged 16-24. If you are able to offer a job to a young person for a minimum of 25 hours per week then you could be eligible for funding. Borders College is proud to be working in partnership with Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, Borders Chamber of Commerce and Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber to support the scheme.
Modern Apprentice Amy’s dedication earns her a place at University
Borders College student Amy Simpson recently completed a Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF level 7, enabling her to progress to a BA in Childhood Practice. Her tutor Andrea Scott talks about Amy’s journey.
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.
Passport to College – starting this October
Get your college journey off to a great start with the Passport to College course at Borders College.
Borders College shortlisted for leading the way in Data Science learning
An innovative partnership programme funded through the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal is benefitting students across the region, by allowing not only full-time students to learn about Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) but also those who are unemployed or facing redundancy.
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.