Dumfries and Galloway College is located in the south of Scotland. The main campus is situated in Dumfries, with another campus in the town of Stranraer, 75 miles to the west of Dumfries.
The college teaches around 9,000 students every year, of which 15% study full time.
Courses and subjects
Courses at the college are grouped under the following subject areas: Health and Social Sciences; Early Years and Supported Programmes; Business, Accounting and Computing; Built Environment; Engineering and Automotive; Creative Industries; and Hospitality and Sport.
Courses lead to a range of qualifications from introductory level to Higher National Diploma (HND). Links with the Universities of Glasgow and the West of Scotland, and the Open University mean there are good progression routes for students.
Facilities and services
Campus facilities and services include a modern library in both campuses with internet access and study spaces, as well as hair and beauty training salons. Stranraer Campus has a training restaurant which is staffed by hospitality students. Dumfries Campus has a sports hall and a well equipped fitness suite, and fully equipped workshops for training in a number of trades. There is a student association run by students, for students.
The college has a strong partnership with the Open University in Scotland, and was the first Scottish college to offer an official Open University ‘Learning Space’. This facility gives Open University students and staff access to a range of support and study facilities at both the Dumfries and Stranraer Campuses. This includes library services, IT facilities and support, and social spaces where OU students can get together. The range of higher education qualifications on offer at the college are linked to the OU’s range of modules and qualifications, creating a progression route between the two providers.