Articles from Borders College

Pupils enjoy Rural Skills Taster Day adventure

Pupils from a number of schools recently donned their wellies and waterproofs, and headed for a fun day out at @BordersCollege Newtown St Boswells Campus to take part in the Rural Skills Taster Day.

‘Compliments to the chef’ as Borders College students gain vital placement experience

Gaining a placement while studying gives students the opportunity to develop skills specific to their subject or industry of choice as well as the employability skills required for real-life work.

Hawick STEM Hub opens its doors

The newly launched #STEM Hub @BordersSTEM based at the @BordersCollege Hawick Campus, played host to local businesses and stakeholders recently with an event aimed at raising awareness of the provision available to the Borders community from the newly reconfigured resource.

Borders College Graphic Design students help create the ‘new look’ for DunsPlayFest 2020

@BordersCollege Graphic Design students help create the ‘new look’ for DunsPlayFest 2020   The first DunsPlayFest was held in Duns in May last year and was a great success. The festival is unique, the first of its kind in the Borders and probably Scotland, celebrating new dramatic writing by local Border playwrights. The event was packed with play premieres, workshops, cabaret performances, community events, food, drink and fun. With Over 30 events on the programme, including 20 plays, over 25 organizations were involved: primary schools and high school, charities, theatre groups, community groups, and local and national businesses.

Eildon commits to future joint working partnership with Borders College

Borders College and Eildon Housing Association have formalised a partnership in recognition of their similar objective of working for the greater good of the region’s population and communities.

Skills and Learning Network launched across the south of Scotland

Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, was at Scottish Borders Campus and Deputy First Minister John Swinney was at Dumfries and Galloway College to officially launch the Skills and Learning Network across the south of Scotland.

Borders College demonstrates best practice in Modern Apprenticeships provision

Borders College Business Development Unit (BDU) has received a glowing report in a review of their Modern Apprenticeship provision for Social Services (Children and Young People) Awards.

DFN Project SEARCH in the Borders: Fantastic series of good quality internships

Young people with a learning disability face many barriers to employment NHS Borders, Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and Borders College worked together to introduce Project SEARCH in the Borders back in 2016. Since then the program has gone from strength to strength. We are happy to announce that the search has begun for our class of 2020/21.

It’s train to train for apprentice sparky Robbie

Five years ago, an apprentice electrician living in the Edinburgh area would have more than likely chosen to study at one of the local colleges. Fast forward to the present time and the implementation of the Borders Railway, and studying in the Borders has become just as viable an option for anyone living in and around the city.

Food hygiene top of the agenda for candidates at Borders College

Food hygiene is essential for any business who provide a catering service, and Borders College Business Development Unit recently accommodated this through the delivery of the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene course at their Edinburgh campus.

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