Dumfries & Galloway College

Applications are now open

Choose Dumfries and Galloway College to build your future by studying with us in 2022/23, starting this August.

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COVID-19: Important Update

In line with recent changes in Government guidance, we've implemented further measures to keep students and staff safe when on-site and ensure we're working and learning in a way that helps to halt the transmission of new variants of COVID-19. Find out what this means for you.

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January Special Offers for Open Learning Courses

Throughout January, Dumfries and Galloway College are offering a selection of open learning courses for just £49!

Book by 31st January 2022 to take advantage of this offer and receive your learning for £49.

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Upcoming courses

Take a look at our latest courses starting in January and March to boost your skills and learn something new.

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Graduation Celebration 2021

See the highlights from our 2020/2021 graduates!

It’s been a tough few years for our classes of 2020 and 2021 – the resilience and dedication you have shown are commendable.

We've put together a special video to commemorate your achievements!

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Retrain for a new career

If you're unemployed or are facing redundancy, we can help you get the skills you need to embark on a new career with fully-funded training from the Employability Fund.

Places are limited and training through the fund has to be started by 31 March 2022 - so act fast.

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Fully-funded Courses

We're offering a limited number of places on a selected number of fully-funded courses as part of Government funding schemes including - National Transition Training Fund, Young Person's Guarantee, and the Digital Start Fund.

These courses come at no cost to the learner. Find out more.

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Find out why we're amongst the top three colleges in Scotland

The most recent Scottish Funding Council Student Satisfaction and Engagement survey has showcased some exciting results for our college and how satisfied our students are with their experience at college. 

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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 89.4% of Further Education students are satisfied. We will provide you with the tools to excel with a real skill-based route into the workplace and a positive destination into further education. 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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College Prospectus Full-Time Courses 21/22


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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