Articles from Borders College

Nail a career in carpentry and Joinery

Sharon McDonald is currently studying Carpentry & Joinery at @BordersCollege. The 43-year-old from Galashiels previously worked in an administrative role within SQA’s Verification department, but recently decided on a career change.

The Borders College continues with the new norm!

@BordersCollege Community are showing their true grit and determination in the face of the current #Coronavirus crisis. And they are doing this in many different ways as our first-week self-isolating demonstrated.

Style your way forward in a hairdressing career with Borders College

Ross Mair is currently studying Hairdressing @BordersCollege and is passionate about doing what he loves best. Aged 18 and from Greenlaw, he became interested in the industry at a young age and decided to enrol on the Schools Academy Hairdressing programme while at school.

Paint your way to a successful future at Borders College

Monica Riddel is currently studying Painting & Decorating @BordersCollege and knows all too well the importance of females in the construction industry. Having previously studied on the City & Guilds Painting & Decorating course in 2016, she could see the benefits women brought to the trade, and was determined to follow this career path.

Borders College Boat Building and Repair Modern Apprenticeship NEW FOR 2020

Oh, I do like to learn beside the seaside! A new Modern Apprenticeship in boat building is about to be ‘launched’ at Eyemouth harbour in conjunction with Borders College and long-established company Eyemouth Marine.

Borders College Care students on pathway to success

The transition from college to university marks the start of a new and exciting journey, but can also be a daunting experience for many, so preparing for this is vital.

MSP Borders College’s approach to hospitality training

Local MSP Christine Grahame has praised @BordersCollege approach to hospitality training following a visit with College Principal @AngelaCoxBC  The College runs an on-site restaurant, open to the general public, as a commercial environment where all aspects of service are run by students from front of house service to preparation and cooking of the meals. The Restaurant, which can accommodate up to 60 people, is open five days per week for lunch and on a Tuesday evening for dinner, as well as being available for private events. 

New growth as Business Development Unit branches out in Northumberland

Growing and expanding into new geographical areas is a key goal for most businesses, and the @BordersCollege Business Development Unit (BDU) has done just that after delivering its first course in Northumberland.

Borders College Hawick campus opens its doors to the public

Borders College Hawick campus will be opening its doors to the public on 25th March 2020 for the Hawick Campus Community Open event, giving members of the public a chance to see what goes on within the site.

Scottish Horse Racing Academy launched

@BordersCollege and @ScottishRacing launch new Horse Racing Academy @s_r_academy New Scottish Racing Academy recruiting students for people wanting a career in horse racing, and offers Continuing Professional Development opportunities for current racing staff Scottish Racing, the body which promotes the sport of horse racing in Scotland, has announced the creation of a new sister organisation, the Scottish Racing Academy.


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