Green Skills Academy

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Dumfries and Galloway College is a leading voice in green skills development to help tackle climate change and are dedicated to making our ideas a reality that will benefit students, staff and the wider region – both in the facilities we offer at our campuses and in our approach to educating the next generation.

The college was recently recognised as the UK & Ireland’s Sustainability Institution of the Year for 2020 in the prestigious 2021 Green Gown Awards.

Get one step ahead and develop the skills you need to build your future or change your career for a better, greener tomorrow.

Why green energy is important

Green energy will provide our region with reliable power supplies, help to diversify our fuel sources and conserve our nation's natural resources. This will help to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce our carbon footprint to help us on the pathway to sustainability as we come to treat our environment with the respect it deserves.

Taking action on climate change matters is of critical importance to us all. By taking action now we can all help create a cleaner, healthier and safer place for now and for future generations.

Nationally, Scotland has an ambitious target of being a net-zero nation by 2045. To see how this will be achieved, click here.

Dumfries and Galloway College have set an ambitious target of net-zero by 2030. The journey towards this target is set out in our latest action plan, Ambition 2025 which you can find below in our downloads section.

Sustainability Institution of the Year 2020

Dumfries and Galloway College are thrilled to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year across the UK and Ireland for 2020, winning the small institution category prize at the prestigious Green Gown Awards.

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Our green energy courses

At Dumfries and Galloway College, we recognise green energy is the future and we offer a range of education and training opportunities to allow you to learn new skills, upskill your existing knowledge or reskill in this area to help you achieve a more sustainable future and career path.

Full time courses

Study with us and be prepared for a greener future

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Part time courses

Study around your lifestyle and get qualified for a sustainable future

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Day release courses

Study around your working shifts and prepare for a brighter career path

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Evening classes

Fit your studies around your life and get one step ahead for a greener future

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Earn while you learn and study for an exciting career that will make a difference to the future of Scotland

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Senior phase secondary school pupils can get a head start and study at college alongside school

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Green Skills Academy Preview

Green Skills Academy Prospectus 2021

Climate Emergency Declaration Preview

Climate Emergency Declaration 2021

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