College shows it cares with six free courses

Dumfries and Galloway College's Principal, Joanna Campbell

Dumfries and Galloway College has launched a range of six free open learning courses in care and mental health subjects.

The courses cover a range of different subjects within care and have been designed to be flexible and to suit the needs and schedules of learners.

All the available modules come with support from an online open learning tutor to help students progress and to offer them guidance.

The subjects available are Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines, Awareness of Dementia, Understanding End of Life Care, Mental Health Awareness, Understanding Childhood Illness, and Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health.

Places are available now, but learners are encouraged to act quickly, as the closing date for enrolment in 28 July and spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those interesting in taking advantage of these interesting and rewarding courses should email or visit to find out more.

Dumfries and Galloway College is proud of its continuing commitment to offering learning opportunities in an accessible way and looks forward to welcoming new and existing students onto these courses.

Principal Joanna Campbell said:

“As a college, we pride ourselves on being open, welcoming, and accessible to learners at every stage of their education.

“It is with this principle in mind that I am happy to see the launch of this new set of freely-available courses which will offer valuable skills to those who need them.

“Over the past year and a half, we’ve seen how important care subjects are and I’m proud to say that Dumfries and Galloway College continues to do our bit to promote and encourage people to enter them.”

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