College News

The latest news and events from Dumfries and Galloway College.

DGC delight as Reece reaches final of national apprenticeship competition 

Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) was honoured to host SECTT’s Apprentice of the Year competition for all colleges in the West of Scotland at its Crichton Campus in Dumfries.   And the event ended in delight for DGC as student Reece Irving was amongst the prize-winners.  Each year, SECTT (Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust) collaborates with lecturers to select an overall first and second-stage apprentice for their respective colleges. The candidates are those who have excelled at college and are performing

Dumfries and Galloway College celebrates students’ success

Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) students had plenty to celebrate last week during two fantastic events to honour their achievements. On Wednesday, June 12, DGC’s Student Association held their Above and Beyond Awards at the college’s Dumfries Campus, where learners and staff members were awarded prizes in categories such as Most Supportive Student, Here for

DGC launches Net Zero Skills Centre and offers to help businesses upskill workers for free

Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) is delighted to announce the launch of its new Net Zero Skills Centre. The college has been awarded funding by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to provide: “Support for expert business advice and support programmes at the local and regional level, including support for decarbonisation, climate adaptation and

Kerry Kalloway leading the way again with another Bridge 2 Business award

Dumfries and Galloway College wishes to congratulate lecturer Kerry Kalloway after she was honoured at the Bridge 2 Business Awards for a second year in a row. The Business Studies Lecturer was voted Most Enterprising Educator of the Year, an award which celebrates the educators across Scottish Colleges who are leading the way in enterprise education within

College’s NHS initiative wins top prize at Herald Higher Education Awards

Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) is delighted to announce that it has won the Outstanding Business Engagement in Colleges prize at The Herald Higher Education Awards 2024. DGC’s initiative — Back Filling the NHS whilst training new Health Professionals at College — took top spot in its category as the winners were announced during the gala

Our Performance Indicators for 2022/23

Dumfries and Galloway College’s Performance Indicators demonstrate student attainment which enabled a significant number of those studying with us to gain their qualification.  This means that our students are well placed to be able to progress to further study or move into employment in their chosen subject. The courses we offer are full time and

DGC student building promising career after winning new Jewson Cup prize

A Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) student is certainly laying the foundations for a bright future after being recognised by one of the UK’s top builders merchants for his bricklaying skills. Liam Smith, from Annan, is studying Pre-Apprenticeship in Bricklaying (NQ) @ SCQF Level 5 at DGC and has been presented with a trophy and

Zest for life… as DGC hospitality facility gets Biosphere certification

Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) is delighted to announce that its Zest restaurant on its Stranraer campus has been awarded the prestigious Biosphere Certification Mark. As part of DGC’s Stranraer Campus, Zest falls within the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, a region recognised internationally for its world-class natural and cultural heritage. The GSA Biosphere

Hair stylists return to college for special training day with students   

Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) was delighted to welcome back two former students with a flair for hair for a special training session with current learners. Kiya Courtney and Katie Dougan dropped in to do a colour training session with hairdressing students at DGC’s Stranraer campus. They both now work for Tres Chic Salon in Stranraer, which