5 reasons why students study at Edinburgh College

Students at Edinburgh College choose to study with us for many reasons. Here are the top 5.

It’s a pathway to university

College courses can be a stepping stone to university from school. You can join year 3 of university depending on your HND results.

SWAP courses are designed for adults to get back into education. If you don’t feel ready to jump back into essays and exams, SWAP courses are a great option.

Find out more about SWAP courses.

You can go straight into employment

Foundation Apprenticeships are for S4-S6 school pupils who are still at school. These courses combine school, college and work experience. Modern Apprenticeships combine college learning and employment.

Find out more about apprenticeships.

Some full-time college courses include placements giving you lots of experience before you graduate.

You can try subjects before you commit

Some courses cover a range of subjects. For instance, Social Science courses incorporate history, geography, sociology and psychology. You can then study your favourite at university.

You can progress in your career

We offer a range of qualifications to help you to progress professionally. For example, if you are a childcare practitioner, with PDA Childhood Practice you could then progress to managerial level. If you work in tech then a qualification in Cisco could help you progress to a new job.

Find out more about professional courses.

Get that higher you never got at school

You can study National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses in a range of subjects. If you need grades to get you into university, or if you want to change career, these courses are useful for your next steps.

See all courses at edinburghcollege.ac.uk/courses. If you have any questions, email coursinfo@edinburghcollege.ac.uk or call 0131 669 4400.