Good luck to our WorldSkills UK Live competitors

One Edinburgh College student and one alumnus will take centre stage this week as they head to the UK’s biggest skills competition being held in Birmingham. Roof Tiling and Slating adult apprentice Scott Allan and former Cyber Security student Fergus Firth are competing at WorldSkills UK Live at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on Thursday…

WorldSkills UK Live – meet the competitor – Fergus Firth

Recent Computing student Fergus Firth will represent Edinburgh College at the UK’s biggest skills competition this week after winning a regional heat which was held at Sighthill Campus in May this year. Fergus will take part in four two-hour challenges at World Skills UK Live over Thursday and Friday this week (21 and 22 November),…

WorldSkills UK Live – meet the competitor – Scott Allan

Twenty-four-year-old Scott Allan hopes he can reach new heights this weekend as he prepares to compete against the UK’s top roofing students. Roof Tiling and Slating adult apprentice Scott is competing at WorldSkills UK Live this week, a national competition designed to test the skills and aptitude of students across the country in their respective…

Prestigious honour for retail student Dean

A former Edinburgh College student has been presented with a prestigious award by Scotland’s Deputy First Minister after setting up the College’s first-ever student-led shop. HND Retail Management alumnus Dean Clark, 32, was presented with the Pride O’ Worth Award by John Swinney MSP at the annual SQA Star Awards held in Glasgow on Friday.…

College holds fourth BIMA Digital Day event

Edinburgh College Foundation Apprentices have taken part in BIMA Digital Day 2019, the fourth year running the College has been involved in the national day which highlights the importance of Digital Skills. The day kicked off with a presentation from Leith Agency’s Sarah Hand, explaining the need for high competence in digital skills, as well…

#AJobForEveryone campaign

A young man from Edinburgh is well on his way to a career in media after spending the last few years gaining work experience in the industry. Twenty-three-year-old Sean Scullion, who has autism and currently studies HNC Radio at Edinburgh College, has completed work experience at SAM Radio, where he co-presented a weekly programme on…

Commission on the College of the Future publishes progress report

The Independent Commission on the College of the Future published a progress report this week detailing the key themes that have been raised and explored in engagement sessions held with stakeholders. The publication marks the halfway point of the Commission process. It seeks to reflect the discussions had so far about what people need and…

Open Days in 2020

Interested in starting a course at Edinburgh College in 2020? Come along to our campus open days. At an open day you can: Make your application Tour the campuses and facilities Meet student ambassadors Watch presentations about courses Open Day Dates and Times 30 January 4.00pm – 7.00pm – Milton Road Campus 1 February 10.00am…

How to write a personal statement

When you apply for a course at College you will need to write a personal statement. The statement is a few paragraphs of text that tell the College why you should be considered for a place on your chosen course. Teachers from various subjects have provided some guidance on what they think makes a good…

How to pay for your studies after a break from education

If you are an adult returning to education then you need to know how to pay for college. This includes fees and other costs such as childcare, travel and textbooks. Here is some information below with links to other resources. Full-time students If you’re aged 25 and over, and depending on the income of yourself…

Edinburgh College Foundation Apprentice looking forward to a career in the computing industry

Eighteen-year-old Michael Suttie from Mayfield recently completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in IT Software Development, which he decided to undertake so he could develop his computing skills, and make contacts working in the industry. We spoke to Michael to find out about his apprenticeship, and his plans for the future: What made you choose a Foundation…

Edinburgh Napier University Drop-Ins

Find out more about degree courses. Edinburgh College – Sighthill Campus – Student Services 12:00pm – 2:00pm Tuesday 29 OctoberMonday 4 NovemberThursday 14 NovemberTuesday 19 NovemberMonday 25 NovemberTuesday 3 DecemberWednesday 11 December Edinburgh College – Midlothian Campus Student Services 11:30am – 2:30pm Thursday 14 November Thursday 21 November Edinburgh College – Milton Road Campus Student…