Dumfries & Galloway College

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Climate change Plan

Climate Change Action Plan

At Dumfries and Galloway College we understand that we need to be a leading voice in tackling Climate Change

We're delighted to be able to launch our Climate Change Action Plan to coincide with Scotland's Climate Week 2021.

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FREE Open Learning Care Courses

For a limited time only, Dumfries and Galloway College are offering a selection of health and social studies, mental health courses for FREE!


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About the college

We’re the leading provider of education and skills development in southwest Scotland and small institution winner of the UK and Ireland’s Sustainability Institution of the Year for 2020 at the Green Gown Awards.

With Campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer, you can study with us to build your future, to change your career, to prepare for a better tomorrow and get one step ahead.

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Study with us

Choose Dumfries and Galloway College to gain the skills you need to take you where you want to go.

Whether you want to build your future, change your career, or learn something new, we have a range of courses in14 different subject areas you can study full-time, part-time or over just a few days.

Join the number 1 college in Scotland for higher-education student pass rate, where 97% of further-education students are satisfied, and where more than 9 in 10 students progress into further study or employment. Get one step ahead.

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Flexible Workforce Development Fund - Round 5

FWDF is the Flexible Workforce Development Fund - a gateway to free staff training using Government money.

The Scottish Government, supported by Colleges Scotland, has just launched the latest round (fifth) of the Flexible Workforce Development Fund for 2021/22 and Scottish-based SMEs and UK Apprenticeship Levy-payers who can access the funding through Dumfries and Galloway College.

Take advantage of the chance to train your staff for free.

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Be part of our Green Skills Academy

Dumfries and Galloway College is a leading voice in green skills development to help tackle climate change and we've launched our Green Skills Academy to support this.

Grow your knowledge and build your skills in the technology that will help us build a cleaner, carbon-neutral future.

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HNC & HND - Higher Education Qualifications

Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are a great stepping stone towards university or future employment.

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Workforce Training

Dumfries and Galloway College offers a vast range of training courses and workforce development opportunities that can improve your productivity and competitiveness by ensuring your staff have got the right skills to do the best job.

We offer short courses, vocational qualifications, training via the Flexible Workforce Development Fund, customised training, and Modern Apprenticeships.

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COVID Update - Staff and Students

In line with the country moving beyond Level Zero Coronavirus Restrictions from 9th August 2021, we’re changing our coronavirus restrictions at our Dumfries and Stranraer campuses and bringing more students and staff on-site from this date.

In support of this, we will be prioritising practical delivery and continuing to utilise blended learning. We've also implemented a range of safety measures to keep you safe on site.

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College Prospectus Full-Time Courses 21/22

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College Academy Short Guide 21/22

Green Skills Academy Preview

Green Skills Academy Prospectus 2021

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Our campuses

Our college is spread across two campuses - 75 miles apart - allowing us to meet the needs from across the length and breadth of the region.

Found within the unique multi-institution Crichton Campus, our Dumfries Campus opened in 2008 with the needs of modern learners in mind. It shares the site with the University of the West of Scotland, the University of Glasgow, the Open University and Scotland’s Rural College. It also contains Scotland's first fully integrated FE/HE library and resource centre.

Our Stranraer Campus is the smaller of the two but continues to grow its student numbers and meet the needs of learners in the South West of Scotland.

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