Dumfries and Galloway College Launches Green Skills Academy

The programme brings together existing courses with an exciting selection of new learning opportunities themed around sustainability and green technology to upskill those within the region to work on the renewable energy systems of tomorrow and help us achieve net zero.

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

Building on this success, the Green Skills Academy includes opportunities at both the Stranraer and Dumfries Campuses and covers the full remit of green subject areas, including solar, hydro, wind, geothermal, and biomass technologies.

In addition to its dedication to environmentally friendly learning and teaching, Dumfries and Galloway College also prioritises accessibility and has made the full brochure, along with a selection of other materials and informative videos, available on its website.

This forward-looking attitude towards accessibility is also reflected in the nature of the courses, which will allow learners to study full-time, part-time, alongside and in conjunction with working, or in the evenings to suit their lifestyle.

Students and prospective students are encouraged to visit the college website to find out more – www.dumgal.ac.uk/green-skills-academy – or contact the college’s Admissions team for information on the courses available and how to apply.

Dumfries and Galloway College is proud of its record and its ambitions in the field of green energy and fighting climate change, including the recent creation of its industry-leading Green Energy Hub, and reaffirms its dedication to helping its students prepare for the careers of the future in these areas.

Principal Joanna Campbell said:

“I am thrilled to see the creation of our Green Skills Academy, which will work to promote green skills learning and teaching at both our Stranraer and Dumfries campuses.

“The skills and experience our students will gain from these courses will undoubtedly have a hugely positive impact on them, those they work with, and the environment in which we live and work.

“My team and I, as well as our broader college community, welcome this opportunity to put our dedication to educating and training toward climate sustainability to ensure we have the skills we need to both prosper and preserve our natural environment. I encourage all those interested to visit the website, or get in touch with us, to find out more.”