DG College Principal Welcomes Free Courses for Lockdown

Dumfries and Galloway College Principal, Joanna Campbell, has welcomed the launch of free online teaching at her college.

The courses, primarily aimed at upskilling in the hospitality, tourism, and leisure industries, are available from the college website and have been designed to help those who have been furloughed, are out of work, or are otherwise looking to use their time in lockdown productively.


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The South of Scotland college has developed new delivery models for the courses that normally take place in classrooms but can now be made available online.

Those wishing to apply for the courses should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To qualify for access to the courses, the college merely asks that applicants be resident in Scotland, make a commitment to completing the course, and have access to a computer, tablet, or phone with video and audio capabilities.

Since becoming Principal, Joanna Campbell has committed to developing new ways of working that suit the needs of the modern college community – a vision that has proved invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic.She has also dedicated the college to playing a leading role in the country’s economic recovery and to working across the sector to ensure that Scotland has the skills and resources it needs to get back to normal and to thrive beyond that.

Principal Joanna Campbell said:“I am absolutely delighted that we are able to offer these courses to those who want them.


“Our innovative approach has meant that we have been able to create these courses and offer them to help Scots learn new skills, polish their existing ones, or get a taste of something new during these challenging times.

“I’m excited to see how these courses are received and to welcoming a whole new group of students to our college community.”