Borders College

Colleges are the number one choice

Commenting on this year’s exam results, a spokesperson for Colleges Scotland, said:

“All students across Scotland receiving their exam results today should be proud of their efforts and we congratulate them on their achievements. Campuses may have been closed since March because of the pandemic, but colleges have remained open using virtual and remote learning to support students to complete their courses.

“Colleges are the number one choice for so many people and we look forward to welcoming all the new and returning students back to campuses when the new term starts. During their time at college, students will progress towards their future careers by learning new skills, achieving qualifications, and gaining hands-on experience of the workplace.

“This year will be different due to social distancing measures and a blended learning approach, however, colleges have been working hard to ensure that they can deliver high-quality learning and teaching safely, in line with Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland guidance, and ensure that students can still have a great learning experience whilst they gain new skills and industry-recognised qualifications.

“This includes those students whose learning experiences have been disrupted as a consequence of the impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown period, and who will be returning to college to complete their qualifications, and colleges remain committed to supporting those individuals on their learning journeys and on their progression into further study and/or the workplace.

“For those who have not yet decided the next steps of their journey, we would encourage them to contact their nearest college for information and advice. Colleges offer a wide range of courses and opportunities, there is still time to apply. Find your local college at

Colleges are the number one choice

Published: Tue 4th Aug, 2020