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:
Choose Dumfries and Galloway College to build your future, change your career or learn something new. Explore what we've got to offer below:
Find your path to a university degree
7 in 10 of our students go on to further study after studying with us.*
With an HNC or HND, you can progress towards a degree with a UK university.
Swap your first or second year of University for one of our HNCs or HNDs:
- With an HNC, you could join in degree year 2
- With an HND, you could join in degree year 3
Embark on an exciting new career
1 in 4 of our students move on to employment after studying with us.*
- Range of qualifications offered from NC to HNC and HND.
- Learn the skills you need to perform in a job
- Gain a grasp of vocational skills
- Opportunity to undergo a work placement during or after college
Pursue your passion
Wide range of curricula areas to choose from, including:
Be part of our community
- Classes run by friendly, welcoming teaching staff
- Opportunity to connect with your fellow students
- Opportunity to be part of our Student Association
- A place to build your confidence before you embrace the world
Learn and live locally
- Campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer
- Learning delivered online
- Degree pathways from NQ to Degree delivered at our Dumfries campus
*based on SFC College Leaver Report 2018/19
We have campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer. Find out more about them below.
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.More on our 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.More about our campus
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.
See the different courses you can take in a full-time capacity.
See the different courses you can take in a part-time capacity.
See the different apprenticeship options we offer.
See the courses we offer school pupils on day release.
See our range of short courses that allow you to upskill and reskill.
Study in your own time in the comfort of your own home.
See our range of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and Modern Apprenticeships to learn your craft.
See our range of classes you can take at night.
See our range of courses you can study online in the comfort of your own home.
See our range of courses you can study on a day release basis.
Understand our qualifications or browse our course prospectuses.
See the different types of qualifications we offer.
Browse our prospectuses to find the course for you. We have 3 documents to flick through:
- Full-time courses - offering information around our college, our campuses and all the courses we offer.
- Green Skills Academy - offering information around the college's renewable energy focus and green energy training opportunities.
- College Academy - offering a collection of courses for those who're still at school to take alongside your school studies.
Search our courses
Find the course for you and apply today. Build your future, change your career or learn something new - become who you're meant to be.
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.
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