Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for each course vary depending on the level and subject. For an NQ 2-4, Standard Grades may be required, while for an HNC/D you may need one or more Highers or a relevant NQ or equivalent. Other courses may expect you to be currently employed in that area such as PDAs. 

The entry requirements listed are based on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). You can find out more about the SCQF at
Students from elsewhere in the EU including the rest of UK please contact​ or call 0131 669 4400 for advice.
If you are from outside the EU and have a question about entry requirements, please contact us​ or call + 44 (0) 131 535 4738.
If you are returning to education and have no formal qualifications, your experiences in work and life may also provide entry.
For most courses, you will be required to attend an interview before an offer is made.
You can find specific entry requirements for your chosen course in the course entry. These are the minimum entry requirements needed to secure an interview and do not guarantee entry.
Whatever your level of experience or qualifications we will have a course for you.
If you have a question about entry requirements or any aspect of studying at Edinburgh College, contact us on​ or call 0131 669 4400.​
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