Digital Support for Schools in the South of Scotland

As part of the Scottish Funding Council’s (SFC) Digital Pathfinder Dumfries & Galloway College (DGC) and Borders College (BC), in collaboration with Developing the Young Workforce and Skills Development Scotland have developed an overview of their digital offer for schools across the South of Scotland.

This offer includes digital courses, digital-related events and digital resources.

Digital Courses

At Dumfries and Galloway College, we offer the following digital courses for schools:

Cyber Security NPA @ SCQF Level 5

Digital Media Animation NPA @ SCQF Level 5

Introduction to E-Sports NPA @ SCQF Level 5

Advanced Computing (NQ) @ SCQF Level 6

Visual Communication (Graphic Design with Moving Image) (NQ) @ SCQF Level 6

Cyber Security HNC @ SCQF Level 7

Visual Communication (Graphic Design with Moving Image) HNC @ SCQF Level 7

Cyber Security HND @ SCQF Level 8

Digital-related events

Bang Goes DG, Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries on 29th May 2024.

For further information contact DYW Dumfries & Galloway

Digital resources

‘Meet the Learner’ online events

The Digital Pathfinder developed the ‘Meet the Learner’ programme; a series of online events in which learners at school, college and university discussed their learning journeys in tech and their aspirations for the future.

These events showcase young people talking about their courses in the following areas:

  • National 5 and Highers in Computing;
  • HNC and HND in Computing and Cyber Security and
  • undergraduate degrees in Computing and Cyber Security.

If your students are thinking about their subject choices or considering their next steps, ‘Meet The Learner’ online sessions can help.  Watch the online events at:

Meet the Learner – School Students

Meet the Learner – College Students

Meet the Learner – University Students

My World of Work Live

My World of Work Live is a programme of fun, interactive activities that help young people understand possible future careers. Aimed at pupils in P5 to S6 across Scotland, activities are designed and delivered by experts with a passion for education and learning.  Using the latest technology, the activities help young people identify their own skills and learn about the world of work, the key sectors and what jobs Scotland will need in the future.

The following activities have a focus on digital:

  • Cracking Cryptography
  • Code Art
  • Game Design Series
  • Here We Code Again

Contact Skills Development Scotland for further details and to book a free session for your school.

My World of Work Live also has a range of Meet the Expert online sessions available to watch which feature experts from digital tech roles.

Meet the Expert – IT & Digital Technology from CGI

Meet the Expert – Digital Design from the University of Edinburgh

Meet the Expert – Fintech from Wealthify