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Why Study at Dumfries and Galloway College?

 

We are a leading provider of education in the region, giving you the tools to get one step ahead.  

With first-class facilities, such as the Green Energy centre and the Digital Care Hub, our award-winning sustainable college will give you the opportunity to succeed in your chosen path.  

We have invested in the facilities at our campuses so we can help to support your educational journey. With our salons, gym, engineering and construction workshops, photography studios, and practical teaching aids, we offer you an education which will prepare you to get one step ahead.  

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Whether it’s support in your studies, your approach to your course, or a personal matter outside of college, we have a dedicated team to support you throughout your time at college. 

Lecturers and educational support workers are on hand to help you succeed with your course. We also have a team of dedicated student advisers who can assist and support you in other matters which may be affecting your life outside of college and offer guidance and help. 

Teaching

Preparing you for further study or employment, Dumfries and Galloway College offers courses to give you the knowledge and skills to move forward in your career.  

Our facilities and equipment give you hands-on experience to prepare you for the workplace.  

Apprenticeships and work based training also give you the opportunity to gain experience from employers in a specific subject or job role, providing you with skills and experience to add to your CV.

With the excellent relationships and links our staff have built up in the region with local employers and universities, you will have a wealth of opportunities at your fingertips to help you progress your career path.  

Employers such as Arla Foods, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and Jas P. Wilson have all worked with us, creating a better community and region. 
Find out more about their success with us

We have direct links to three top universities and our courses in these areas are designed to prepare you to move seamlessly onto the university degree programme of your choice. 

You can stay in Dumfries and Galloway while studying for your degree. 
Find out more on how to progress after college

Our courses are available in a range of study modes and are designed to meet the needs of the region and our community. We offer full-time, part-time, hybrid learning, distance learning, and many other flexible options tailored to suit your needs.

Your application

Sending in your application is the first step to get onto your course and it’s crucial to get it right – first impressions count!  

Before you start your application, make sure you are applying for the right course and that you have details of your qualifications and your Scottish Candidate Number. 

Digital Assistant Jenni 

Our Digital Assistant Jenni will help you with any questions you may have about your application available through WhatsApp. You must download WhatsApp to access Digital Assistant Jenni.

Shortly after submitting your application, you will be sent a welcome message from Digital Assistant Jenni. Through WhatsApp, you will then be able to communicate with any questions you may have and with our Admissions team.

As part of your application, you will also be required to write a personal statement. Your personal statement should give us an insight into who you are, why have you chosen your course, and why you want to study at college. Your personal statement should be a Minimum of 250 words  

When writing your personal statement make sure you think about and include:  

  • Why you have chosen the course you’re applying for and what makes you suitable for the course or qualification 

  • What you’d like to do in the future – any career goals you may have. If you haven’t decided yet, don’t panic. College gives you the chance to explore your options.  

  • Your previous qualifications and how they’ve helped you 

  • Your strengths, things you can do well and skills, things which will help you succeed  

  • Your hobbies and interests 

  • Any groups or classes you attend in your spare time 

  • Any work or volunteering you currently do or have done in the past 

Your personal statement should be well written and ask someone to read through it.  

Organisations such as Skills Development Scotland (SDS) are available to help you. 

Click here for SDS Dumfries and Galloway Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/SDSDumfriesandGalloway/ 

Find out more about SDS - https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/ 

Interview

Congratulations if you have been invited to an interview!  

Interviews can be intimidating so we’ve put together a few tips for a successful and confident interview.  

Preparation is the key to a successful interview.  

Do your research about the course you’re applying for and why you think the course would benefit you. Think about the type of questions you may be asked and prepare some answers so you’re ready and feel confident with your answers.

Information about all courses is on the college website. You can also contact the admissions team with any questions about the course you have applied for – email them at admissions@dumgal.ac.uk.  

Make sure you have everything you need for the interview. Some courses will ask for a short task or information about specific subjects to know about.

Your interview may take place on Microsoft Teams. Make sure you have downloaded Microsoft Teams onto a device you intend to use during the interview. If you’re unsure what to do, follow this quick guide: 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app  

When preparing for your interview, think of personal examples from everyday life showing your skills and what you could bring to the course. These personal experiences could be from a job, school, or even a club you are involved in. The skills could be anything from people skills or organisational, remember to relate it to the course you are applying for.   

Showcase your skills, for example having a job or looking after an individual shows commitment and a good work ethic. Taking part in a school activity shows team-working, timekeeping, and personal organisation. 

Remember to show how committed you are to your studies and have at least one question ready to ask at the interview. Interviewers want you to do well and will be willing you on at the interview.  

Before your interview try to set up a quiet area with a simple background so there are no distractions for you.

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We wish you the best of luck in your interview.  

Whether you are leaving school, looking for a career change, or to upskill your abilities - you could develop your knowledge and confidence by studying at Dumfries and Galloway College. 

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