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Borders College Open day 2018

Take a tour of our campuses in Galashiels and Newtown St Boswells (Land-based). Get advice and guidance on Borders College courses. Find out about...

  • Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:00 PM
  • Borders College, Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HE
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Horticulture lecturer gets top honour at Lantra awards

Borders College Horticulture Lecturer Nigel Gibb had a nice surprise at the recent Lantra awards, held at Dunblane Hydro, after being awarded the Jean’s Jam Award for the most inspiring mentor.

Are you considering a career in Horse Care?

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in horse care Borders College have a number of courses on offer that will help you in your chosen field.

Trainees win at Lantra Scotland’s Learner of the Year Awards

Kieran Paxton (centre) and Robert Pickford (left) from Jedburgh and Reece McNaughton (right) from Kelso have won at Lantra Scotland’s annual Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards, which took place at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro recently.

Allan Brothers welcome students to Berwick factory

Students from the Carpentry and Joinery – an Introduction course at Borders College were recently invited to Allan Brothers in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, where they enjoyed an in-depth tour of the factory and an insight into high quality timber window and door manufacturing.

Volunteer Scott receives a Saltire Award

19 year old Scott Goodfellow, from Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders, who attends the Skills for Learning & Work programme at Borders College, has received a Saltire Award in recognition of more than 50 hours voluntary service to a local community project.Saltire Awards are nationally recognised certificates, issued to volunteers in Scotland aged between 12 and 25 who are volunteering for the benefit of the community or a good cause.  As part of his work placement Scott has been volunteering his time to Hawick Congregational Community Church project called ‘Reaching Out’ – a project whose aim is to improve the lives of local people, in particular those living in more isolation than others. Scott’s role within the project involves providing support to Wednesday’s ‘Soupalunch’ service, where approximately 60 members of the community (of all ages) can come along for an affordable homemade lunch and enjoy some friendly company at the same time.Volunteers and those benefiting from the project have an equal relationship based on trust and compassion.  Volunteers are supported by the project team in their responsibilities and when making decisions.Geraldine Strickland, leader of the project, says:“Our team is multi- faceted and is composed of trustees, volunteers, supporters, friends, participants and supporting staff. We gratefully acknowledge their continuing assistance and that of our funders, without whose support Reaching Out could not exist in its present form.”She adds that the enthusiasm of volunteers like Scott is what sustains the whole project.Big Hogg, Scott’s College mentor, comments:“The Skills for Learning & Work programme requires students to attend work placements, within the community, as part of their course, and Scott has excelled in the commitment he has shown to his college course as well as his placement.”Bib adds that Scott has developed a greater confidence with communication skills which has helped him develop friendships, as well as inclusive working partnerships with others involved within the community.To find out more about supported programmes at Borders College, visit or call 08700 50 51 52 today.For more information about Hawick Congregational Community Church and their various projects, including Reaching Out, click here

Go digital this Easter at College Code Club

Are you looking for an engaging yet transferable activity for the youngster in your family during the Easter break?  Borders College is excited to announce a brand new ‘Code Club’, running from 3-6 April, for young people aged 12-14 years.

Top award for College communications

The Marketing team at Borders College are celebrating taking home the Bronze title for Internal Communications at the College Development Network’s 20th Marketing Awards, this year held at Drygate Brewery in Glasgow.

Scottish Labour Shadow Minister visits award-winning green energy site at Borders College

Borders College was delighted to welcome South Scotland Labour MSP Claudia Beamish to its Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels recently when she paid a visit to the College's award-winning heat from waste water project site.

Borders College supporting NHS 24 Modern Apprentices

Borders College is demonstrating that although rooted in the Borders, its reach can be experienced locally across Scotland by people wanting to undertake relevant, industry specific qualifications.

Students go the distance to study Animal Care

Four Animal Care students at Borders College are making the journey from the Lothians to study the course of their choice, selecting the Borders over alternative institutions closer to home.

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