Why Study at Dumfries and Galloway College

Get one step ahead and build your future with Dumfries and Galloway College – the leading provider of education and training in southwest Scotland.

Here’s why you should study with us:

Student Satisfaction

We’re in the top 3 of 26 colleges in Scotland for higher education in student satisfaction with 88% Students Satisfied

With an 89.4% satisfaction rate, almost 9 in 10 further education students were satisfied with us

Based on the 2019/20 academic year Student Satisfaction and Engagement Survey conducted by the Scottish Funding Council.

Student Satisfaction

Positive Destination

85.9% of our students move onto a positive destination with a real skill-based route into the workplace and into further education.

Based on our performance indicators.

Positive Destination

Pathway to University

Our students successfully completing an HNC or HND program can continue their education journey and move on to further study towards a degree with a UK university.

Pathway to University


We recognise the need to preserve the environment we exist in, which is why we're doing all we can to reduce carbon emissions at our campuses and help convince others to take the actions they need to for us all to reach net zero.

This is one of the reasons we won the Sustainability Institution of the Year award in the small institution category at the UK & Ireland Green Gown Awards for 2020.

Dumfries Campus

Choose Dumfries and Galloway College to build your future, change your career or learn something new. Explore what we've got to offer below:

Our campuses

We have campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer. Find out more about them below.

Dumfries campus

Our Dumfries campus is based a short walk from the town centre and offers a state-of-the-art learning environment for you to build your future in the Dumfries end of our region.

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Dumfries campus

Stranraer campus

Our Stranraer campus is based in the heart of Stranraer. It offers a top-class learning environment for you to build your future in the Galloway end of our region.

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Stranraer campus

Our courses

We offer a wide range of courses from short certifications and national certificates up to NHD, that you can study in Dumfries, Stranraer, or from the comfort of your own home.

Browse our range of options below.

Our guides

Understand our qualifications or browse our course prospectuses.

Speak to our Admissions team

Whatever your age, previous education, employment experience or background we aim to provide a learning experience that meets your needs and helps you to achieve your ambitions.

If you would like information on our courses or advice about how to apply, please contact our Admissions team.

Phone Admissions

Admission staff might not answer as they could be working remotely due to COVID-19. Please email them if possible.

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What our students say...

Philip Need

Photography HND @ SCQF Level 8

"The tutors wanted me to succeed and that really helped to build my confidence. All the tutors in Creative Industries are inspirational and clearly enjoy teaching. They all have real-world experience, many still practicing their discipline alongside their college role. I see this as an advantage for students, but more than anything I valued their support."

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