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Profile of Borders College

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Borders College
http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/

College Profile

Borders College was established in 1984 when four colleges merged to become one. These were the Galashiels Technical College, Duns Agricultural Centre, the Agricultural Centre at Newtown St. Boswells and Henderson Technical College at Hawick. It is the only further education college in the Scottish Borders region. It admits about eight thousand students every year and offers various courses in full-time, part-time, day, evening and flexible learning study modes. The main areas of education in the college are Access Learning, Business Administration, Service Industries, Technology, Landbased and Leisure, Schools Plus, and Care and General Education.

Borders College offers qualification from the Access Level 1 up to Higher National Diploma. There are Scottish Vocational Qualifications and National Certificates as well. The Access to Learning department offers many subjects including Child Care, Construction Skills, Motor Vehicle Skills, and Art and Media. Other departments offer courses like NC in Business, HNC in Computing, HNC in Social Care, SVQ in Horse Care, SVQ in Hairdressing, HND in Graphic and Digital Design, and SVQ in Electrical Installation. The Schools Plus programme provides school students to pursue some subjects at the college such as Child Care, Bricklaying, Psychology, Health Care and Motor Vehicle Engineering.

Student services are available at Borders College. There is the Education Maintenance Allowance for students aged 16 and 17 from low-income families. The college also provides free career advice, learning support, personal counselling, help with child care and support for students with disabilities.


Campus Address(es)

Borders College
Newtown Street, TD6 OPL, Boswells
Scottish Borders
Tel: 08700 50 51 52, Fax: 01896 758179

Borders College
Newtown Street, TD11 3AU, Duns
Scottish Borders
Tel: 08700 50 51 52, Fax: 01896 758179

Borders College
Nether Road, TD1 3HE, Galashiels
Scottish Borders
Tel: 08700 505152, Fax: 01896 758179

Borders College
Buccleuch Road, TD9 0EG, Hawick
Scottish Borders
Tel: 08700 50 51 52, Fax: 01896 758179

Borders College
6 Market Place, TD8 6AP, Jedburgh
Scottish Borders
Tel: 08700 50 51 52, Fax: 01896 758179

Borders College
Kingsmeadows Road, EH45 9BU, Peebles
Peeblesshire
Tel: 01721 723905, Fax: 01896 758179

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