D&A Attributes

GrantRitchie Gardyne

Here at Dundee and Angus College we are determined to give our learners much, much more than qualifications and technical skills. During your time with us we want to help you build up a whole series of personal skills that will make you different from the crowd - and very employable.

We are not content to simply offer a classroom experience - we can now give you the opportunity to access a whole lot of other life experience that will broaden your horizons and develop your creativity and enthusiasm.

Across all our subject areas we are offering a whole host of real life working opportunities – in retail, in theatre, in our pop-up shops, our famous vintage tearoom, our restaurants and salons, our massive fashion show, our sports facilities and a whole lot of other experiences.   

We now have an award-winning Sports Union where you can get involved in competitive sport at national level, or just for fun. We have a huge development programme for student reps that will have your CV bulging with experience. We have an active LBGTi+ group offering support and advice. We offer volunteering, coaching, mentoring, work shadowing and work placement. We run a massive programme bringing employers into College to talk to you, advise you, and hopefully employ you.

We want to focus on building up your soft skills, your interpersonal skills, and all the attributes that will make you successful in your work and personal life. In this College we call them the D&A Attributes and we think they are every bit as important as your certificates and diplomas. We know from talking to employers and in reports from business organisations that your personal skills are critical in shaping your career path and we want to help you make the most of them.

We want employers to know that employing students from D&A College means that they are getting someone with the D&A Attributes - someone who has a record of wider achievement beyond the classroom, someone with the skills and life experience to make a difference in the workplace.