How to write a personal statement

When you apply for a course at College you will need to write a personal statement. The statement is a few paragraphs of text that tell the College why you should be considered for a place on your chosen course. Teachers from various subjects have provided some guidance on what they think makes a good…

How to pay for your studies after a break from education

If you are an adult returning to education then you need to know how to pay for college. This includes fees and other costs such as childcare, travel and textbooks. Here is some information below with links to other resources. Full-time students If you’re aged 25 and over, and depending on the income of yourself…

How to support your family with their college application

If you are a parent of a child who is thinking of applying to college then this blog post is for you. Helping your child apply when you’ve maybe been out of education for a while can be difficult, especially if you don’t know much about the College. Below is a guide on how you…

Supporting Care Experienced Week 2019

A Q&A with head of Student Experience Monica Hoenigmann What does being Care Experienced mean? The term “Care Experienced” refers to anyone who has been, or is currently, in care. The care they have been provided may have been given in a range of different settings including foster care, residential care, kinship care, care leaver,…

Student life as an adult student

Returning to education can be scary, whether it’s been a few years since you left school or 30. There’s a perception that college is for teenagers, however this is not the case. 56.5% of students who started in August were over the age of 20, with 20-34 year olds our biggest group. College is definitely…

What is an SCQF Level?

All coures at Edinburgh College have an SCQF level. Here’s a quick guide for you on SCQF levels, what they stand for, and how you know what level is best for you. What does SCQF stand for? SCQF stands for Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. It provides a way of comparing qualifications, to help you…

Starting your own start-up

If you have an idea for a service or product that doesn’t exist yet, and think you have the motivation and expertise to take it from idea to success, then start your own start-up company. Below we have some advice for budding entrepreneurs, and how Edinburgh College can help you get started. Take time to…

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…

What to do after redundancy

If you’re thinking about going back to college after being made redundant, or if you’re not sure what path you wish to take, here are some options for you. Start your own business Being made redundant might be a good opportunity for you to try working for yourself. Think about what you’re passionate about and…

How to turn your hobby into a career

If you are passionate about something and looking for a new venture, you could consider changing your career to work on your passion full-time. We’ve put together some guidance for career changers that might help you decide where to start. Start your own business If you have a great idea for a product or service,…

How to get into primary teaching

If primary teaching is a career you’re thinking of getting into, there’s a variety of different paths you can take to get there. We spoke to a past student about his experience, and a primary teacher about she got into her job. We’ve picked out some of the best tips for you. Get work experience…

Jobs with the best satisfaction

With work satisfaction and culture becoming more important to employees than salary, we’ve looked into what jobs have been rated the best for employee satisfaction. Discover what job best suits your personality and how the College can help you get there. Construction Manager A construction manager is responsible for overseeing building projects and major contracts.…

Support at College

Are you a current student in need of advice or support? Don’t keep it to yourself. There are drop-in sessions at each campus which we would encourage you to come along to. Learning Development Tutor (LDT) Drop-Ins can help with pre-entry, on-course and pre-exit guidance. They can give you support with your course, and additional…

Why invest in an Art and Design course

If you are considering a course in art and design, then here are some reasons why the investment is worth making. University of Arts London (UAL) creative qualifications UAL have designed creative qualifications that you can study at Edinburgh College. These courses are relevant to the industry and fantastic for course progression. The college is…

Part-Time & Evening Student Handbook 2019

Being a part-time or evening class student can feel very different to a full-time student. First of all, you may be coming to class later in the day when your campus is quieter and there are less people around. Second of all, you might only be coming in once or twice a week, with less…