South Scotland

Borders College report shows 'high quality learning'

Scottish Borders Campus
Image caption Borders College operates from a number of sites across the region including a joint campus in Galashiels

The vice principal of Borders College has said a recent inspectors' report confirms it is delivering a "high quality learning experience".

David Killean was speaking after the HMIe annual engagement visit.

It found there were no areas of concern and the college had made good progress towards addressing one previously identified point for action.

Mr Killean also highlighted the "high level of student retention and attainment" at the Borders campus.

Among the areas singled out for praise in the full report, were improvements made to interview and selection processes across the college.

Faculty council meetings were also described as a "useful mechanism for class representatives to raise learners' issues".

Progress has also been made towards tackling an issue highlighted in a previous review.

Staff are now said to be "much more aware of the importance of improving the promotion of equality and diversity within the curriculum".

Borders College is part of a joint campus with Heriot-Watt University in Galashiels.

It also has sites in Hawick, Duns, Newtown St Boswells, Jedburgh and Peebles.

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