Further and Higher Education

Higher and Further Education partners are members of the local employability partnership which works strategically to align provision and provide pathways for young people to progress with their education in areas recognised as future key employment sectors in Dumfries and Galloway.

Both Dumfries & Galloway College and the SRUC Barony Campus work in partnership with schools to provide flexible learning in the senior phase.

A unique partnership exists at the Crichton Campus in Dumfries bringing together the University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway College, SRUC, Open University and the University of Glasgow. The Crichton Foundation is a charity which supports this diverse Campus and innovative centre for learning and enterprise in Dumfries and Galloway. Through fundraising efforts, the Foundation helps to widen access to higher and further education; assists the academic institutions to develop their academic programmes and facilities; preserves and regenerates the heritage of the Crichton estate as a public asset; and raises awareness of the importance of the Crichton University Campus for the prosperity of the local community.