Our Community

Our Mission is to support the individual, social and economic development of the people, communities and businesses of Dumfries and Galloway by providing inclusive, accessible and relevant vocational and other learning opportunities in a positive and supportive environment.
 This means we work with:

  • Individuals
  • Schools
  • Community Groups & Clubs
  • Local Employers / Organisations
  • Voluntary Services
  • Emergency Services
  • NHS
  • Partnerships
  • Stakeholders

Dumfries and Galloway College strives to be as flexible as possible and we understand that it is not always convenient to travel to College. That is why we also bring the College to you - into the community where you live and work with our Open and Online learning programmes and a range of individually designed programmes of learning/training that allow progression to further skills and knowledge.  We also work with a range of partner organisations to deliver learning/training throughout the region.   O

So if you want to know how we can help you, your group, school, business, organisation or any part of our mutual community - conatact us:

John Magill, Business and Community Liaison Officer

T: 01387 734194, E: 

Businesses / Employers

Company Training Solutions (CTS) is the business development unit of Dumfries and Galloway College and has been established to meet the following key strategic aims:

  • To respond to the business development needs of local employers and the wider business community.
  • To establish strong strategic alliances and develop a range of learning partnerships 

Visit our Business section for further information on how we support and work with orgnisations and employers.

Adult Returners

It is never too late to learn and at Dumfries and Galloway College we are particularly keen to welcome applications from adult returners. We wish to actively encourage adults to attend on a full time or part time basis, or as an Open Learning student. We have the facilities, courses and support to suit your particular needs. For some, returning to study at College can be a daunting prospect, so special introductory courses are available to help those returning to study to feel more comfortable. Subjects covered include:

  • Confidence building
  • Study techniques
  • Introduction to computers
  • Communication skills
  • Basic numeracy and literacy

Visit our Adult Returners page for further information.


Our Schools liaison activities start at primary school level when we are involved with a variety of projects both in schools and in College. This extends through to school leaving age. We appreciate that young people coming towards the end of their school life are faced with difficult decisions. It’s a major threshold they have to cross and probably the first important decision they will make as they develop into young adults. As part of our school liaison service, Dumfries and Galloway College provides impartial information and advice on post 16+ and Higher Education College opportunities together with career information. We do this by working closely with guidance teaching staff and attending various school events aimed at parents/guardians and pupils. We also hold our own information events that are promoted in every school.

Our broad services and activities include:

  • Visiting schools across the region
  • Presentations on College provision
  • Arranging subject specialist talks
  • Attending school careers events
  • Attending parent evenings
  • Arranging relevant tours of the College campus sites at Dumfries and Stranaer
  • Organising College programme ‘taster sessions’ - this includes our very popular ‘Schools Competition’ in which S3 pupils take part in a number of events taking place in all programme areas
  • Keeping schools up-to-date about general College news and events

We work in partnership with:

  • HE institutions on the Crichton Campus
  • Skills Development Scotland (SDS)
  • Leading industry trade bodies

We are always pleased to help and are very flexible in our approach to support schools, pupils and their families. For more information, please contact:

John Magill, Business and Community Liaison Officer

T: 01387 734194, E: