Preparing you for the new world

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we learn, work and socialise. We are now doing more online with video calls, messaging apps and emails. As things begin to go back to normal, some things will continue to be different for many years to come. In this blog post we explore how attending college this…

What to expect at college this year

Have you recently left school and wondering how college life compares? This year might look a bit different to other years, read our blog to find out what to expect when you start your course at Edinburgh College. 

Support for you at college

We’ve put together some information about the type of support that is available to you as a student, so you can take your next steps with Edinburgh College feeling confident and supported.

What is blended learning?

Blended learning is a way of teaching that combines online learning, on-campus learning and off-campus learning. Read our blog to find out more about blended learning at Edinburgh College.

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Course Clearing Event 2020

Our Course Clearing Event is by telephone and email only. Our campuses remain closed. 6 and 7 August 2020 10am – 4pm 0131 297 8300 We know this is an anxious time of year for many people across Scotland, with Exam Results Day getting closer by the day and uncertainty around job security due to…

Commission launches a new report on the College of the Future

The Independent Commission on the College of the Future, of which Edinburgh College Principal Audrey Cumberford is a commissioner, has published a new report: People, productivity and place: a new vision for colleges.  The publication supports the launch of a new vision for colleges across the UK from the Independent Commission on the College of…

Advanced Higher, Higher & National 5 Applications 2020/21

Applications for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses open on Tuesday 4 August 2020. Modern Languages Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 courses are currently open for applications. You may apply for these courses prior to 4 August. Prior to applying on the 4 August please check the entry requirements for each programme. You…

Edinburgh College and partners launch new Web App which allows students and school leavers to look up education options in one place

A new Web App that allows students and school leavers to look up further and higher education pathways in one place launches today. The Pathways Web App was developed by the Regional Learner Passport Partnership (RLPP) and supported by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to make pathways that exist across many colleges and universities easier…

Fraser Mansell – a Gentleman and a scholar by Robert McCahill

I first met Fraser when he joined the College in 2004 as a lecturer.  I immediately warmed to him and we quickly struck up a close working relationship.  It was obvious, even in those early days, that he was extremely knowledgeable of all things Audio Visual. Half American and half Scots, he had the “other…

Edinburgh College Board of Management seeks new members

The Edinburgh College Board of Management is currently seeking to fill two non-executive vacancies. Our Board is looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. Successful candidates will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity…

Edinburgh College launches Virtual Professional Training

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations across all sectors have had to be flexible in their approach to client care. That narrative has been no different for Edinburgh College’s Training and Development team which has developed a new suite of Virtual Professional Training to support its business clients.  The team delivers high-quality, bespoke training packages to firms across the UK, supporting them to reskill and upskill their people, ensuring employees have the tools they need to…

Glow goes virtual for 2020

Last week we held our annual Glow festival, which normally sees our Creative Industries faculty takeover the city of Edinburgh, showcasing student talent in venues across the capital. This year, Glow went virtual, and it was an amazing success. Each day of last week (week beginning 22 June) Creative Industries took over the College’s Facebook…

What’s it like to study childcare?

We asked students, Lizzie and Emma, some questions about their time studying childcare at Edinburgh College. They are both studying HNC Childhood Practice part-time at our Granton campus. What have you enjoyed about the course? Lizzie: I have really enjoyed studying childcare. The evening course fits in around work and looking after my son and…

Kristina – EC Student Stories

Thirty-nine-year-old Kristina has returned to Edinburgh College to pursue her ambition of becoming a nursery manager or running her own childminding service. She tells us about what inspired her new career path, and how she’s embracing studying a full-time course while raising three children and keeping up a part-time job. “I was employed in the…