10 top tips for UCAS applications

Are you applying to university next year? If so, the following 10 tips might be useful for you. 1. Choose a referee BEFORE submitting your application! Talk to your lecturer about writing a reference with plenty of time to spare. You want your reference to be the best it can be. If you don’t choose…

Don’t Get Your Hair in a Tinsel – Christmas Hairdressing Event

The hairdressing department is celebrating Christmas by providing treatments and services performed by Edinburgh College Level 3 Hairdressing Students for a great cause. 25% of profits made will go to The Yard Adventure Centre. The event includes: Wella SP Treatments Nail Services A Raffle Refreshments and more Location: Granton Campus (Hair & Beauty Training Salon…

School pupils inspired to get digital at Edinburgh College

A group of school pupils have been inspired to get digital with the help of local marketing professionals and Edinburgh College. S5 and S6 school pupils from St David’s RC High School joined Information Technology Software Development foundation apprentices at the college’s Midlothian Campus for a day of digital inspiration to mark Digital Day 2017.…

Skills Scotland Best Stand Award

Best stand at Skills Scotland 2017

On Thursday 9th November, the Edinburgh College team was out in full force at this year’s Skills Scotland at the Royal Highland Centre – Ingliston. Over 2,500 school pupils from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife came along to the exhibition to discover the fantastic career options open to them after they leave school. This…

Tibor Triumphs at IMI awards

Former Edinburgh College Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair student Tibor Ovari has picked up an award for Outstanding Student at the Institute of the Motor Industry’s annual Outstanding Achievers Awards. The industry’s professional body hosted its annual awards ceremony at its headquarters in Hertfordshire where the finalists from across the UK celebrated their success. Tibor,…

Edinburgh College receives Living Wage accreditation

The Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative has granted Living Wage employer status to Edinburgh College. Edinburgh College already pays staff the real Living Wage but receiving formal accreditation for this strengthens its commitment to fair pay for all employees. Everyone working at Edinburgh College receives a minimum hourly wage of £8.75, which is the real Living…

Tibor talks Automotive Engineering

Hungarian-born 25-year-old Tibor moved to Edinburgh in 2011 to pursue his dream of working in the automotive industry. After studying a panel beating course at college in Hungary, Tibor later came to Edinburgh College to study Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Despite having limited English when he started his course, he achieved his Level 1, 2…

Emily is an apprentice engineer on a mission

Nineteen-year-old Emily, a third year technical apprentice at Leonardo UK, is on a mission to become a successful and respected technical specialist engineer. After finishing her Highers at high school she kept her options open by applying for university and several apprenticeships. She is currently studying HND Engineering Systems at Edinburgh College while working as a technical…

Dance For All Open Day

Are you thinking about a career in Dance? Dance For All will be hosting an open day on 28th November 2017. With an interactive day packed full of workshops, talks and demonstrations, Dance For All invite young dancers (15yrs+) to immerse themselves in a day-in-the-life at Dance For All. Spaces are limited and registration is required. …

PASS open day 2017

Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) are having an open day this December 2017. There will be workshops, information on courses and a chance to see the state-of-the-art facilities we have on campus. Granton campus 13 December 2017 10am – 1pm There will be a dance performance of First Footing at 2 pm. Come along if…

December Open Days

Interested in starting a course at Edinburgh College in 2018? Come along to our campus open days in December. Campus open days are a great opportunity to speak to teaching staff about the courses we offer, entry requirements, application hints and tips and finding the right course for you. Staff will also be on hand…