The Bridge Educational Trust

The Bridge is a facility we're building in Dumfries which will help develop people develop specialist skills and knowledge that they need for further education and work.

The Bridge, Dumfries was registered as a Charitable Trust on 10 January 2018.
The Bridge is now referred to as The Bridge Educational Trust, Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC048045.

The Bridge will also deliver learning opportunities for the whole community with the facilities open to individuals, community groups, clubs and local organisations.

The Bridge is located next to King George V Sports Complex on Glasgow Road as part of the Dumfries Learning Town Project. It is due to open in October.

Changes for pupils in Dumfries

Pupils from each school in the town can attend The Bridge during allocated slots for specialist subjects so there's less duplication of resources, consistency in teaching and more effective use of teaching time.

We'll co-ordinate school timetables to ensure there's a shared curriculum throughout Dumfries. This will allow us to build on existing strengths in the town and open up new opportunities by extending the choice of subjects available.

There will also be chances to attend outside the school day.

Key features

We'll help you develop skills for learning, work and life. This will include key skills that reflect the needs of local employers:

  • application of information technology
  • communication and literacy
  • team working
  • business and customer awareness
  • problem solving
  • application of numeracy
  • positive attitude and self-management

The Bridge will include a range of facilities that allow you to apply knowledge in a practical environment:

  • industry standard technology
  • a professional kitchen
  • design engineering equipment
  • courses in specialist subjects
  • vocational courses
  • creative arts space
  • a lecture venue

Teaching staff will be drawn from our local schools, other council services, further and higher education partners, subject specialists and partners such as Skills Development Scotland, the NHS and local businesses.

Get involved as a partner

We'd like to hear from businesses that are interested in working with us to develop and deliver opportunities at The Bridge. We want partners from the education, business and voluntary sectors to help us develop a new curriculum and provide lectures, workshops or career advice.

The Bridge Educational Trust, Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC048045

Page last updated: 07/05/2019
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