College Academy Goes Digital

The first-ever online College Academy is underway at Dumfries and Galloway College.

Held digitally for the first time in its history, the programme offers secondary school students the opportunity to complement their studies with a course from one of ten different college subject areas.

The classes have been designed by educational specialists to meet the skills growth and employment training needs of the Dumfries and Galloway economy.

The College Academy programme comprises of classes in Creative Industries, Construction, Computing, Education and Childcare, Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care, Professional Cookery, and Sport and Fitness, and last for one morning or afternoon each week.


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Principal Joanna Campbell welcomed the online launch of College Academy as part of her college’s commitment to ensuring that learning and teaching continues in the South of Scotland in the context of COVID-19.

Dumfries and Galloway College has led the way throughout the pandemic by providing online learning and teaching as well as assisting local services by providing food, vehicles, IT infrastructure, and other vital assistance.

Principal Joanna Campbell said:I am delighted to welcome students from our local secondary schools to our first-ever online College Academy.


“The skills and knowledge they gain from this programme will be invaluable in their future careers and I wish them all the very best as they make their way through it.


“Keeping learning and teaching going online as been at the forefront of our response to COVID-19 and taking College Academy online is a key plank of this.”