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

Edinburgh College’s Training and Development team has launched new Virtual Professional Training – providing businesses with a suite of online training options to help reskill and upskill their people. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the College has been agile, flexible and facilitative in its online course delivery – converting traditional classroom-based training courses into virtual solutions…

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…

Automotive students qualify to national skills qualifiers

Eight Edinburgh College Automotive Engineering students have qualified for a national skills qualifier which could lead to them competing at WorldSkills UK Live. Callum Brown, Cameron Orr, Craig Wallace, James Kennedy-Pratt, James Penney, Murray Inglis, Russell Bonnar, and Thomas Hepburn have all qualified for IMI’s 2020 Skills Competition in the Light Vehicle Technology category. The…

Edinburgh College Salons update

To all of our clients, We hope that are you all safe and well as we are all still navigating our way through these challenging times. We would love to be welcoming you back into our salons and for you to meet our next group of budding stylists, barbers and therapists as well as reconnecting…

People in a childcare setting reading books.

Study a childcare course at college

Working in early years and childcare is hugely rewarding as you will get the opportunity to support the development of the next generation and guide them towards a bright future. Read our blog to find out everything you need to know about our childcare courses and working in the sector.   What childcare courses can I study?  At Edinburgh College, we…

Prize Giving 2020 – congratulations to all schools winners

Congratulations to this year’s Edinburgh College Prize Schools Winners – your achievements are astounding and are testament to the hard work and dedication you have applied to your studies throughout term 2019/20. Prize Giving celebrates the academic achievements and dedication of students, as well as the commitment many have to juggling home life and work…

#ECPrizeGiving – Shannon Fagan

Twenty-three-year-old Shannon Fagan has been inspired to continue on her educational journey and will be coming back to College next year, after winning Student of the Year for Creative Industries at this year’s Prize Giving. We asked Shannon some questions to find out more about what she enjoyed most about coming to College, and her…

#ECPrizeGiving – Congratulations to all of our Prize Winners!

Today has been the final day of our Virtual Prize Giving 2020. Over the past four weeks we have shared some inspirational stories from just some of our 100+ prize winners from term 2019/20. This week we have been celebrating the talents and achievements of our fabulous Creative Industries students. Congratulations to those winners from…

David can’t wait to explore the world of game design

Fifteen-year-old David Scott from Newtongrange wants to further explore the world of game design after getting a taste for it at Edinburgh College. He has won the School College Partnership (SCP) Computer Games and Software Development Award at this year’s Prize Giving. We caught up with David to find out about his College experience and…