What can you do with a spare 8 hours?

With the launch of our part-time courses this week, we thought we would compare the time it takes to come to college each week to other things you could do instead. What do you think is a better use of your time? Watch 114.2 YouTube videos According to Mini Matters, the average YouTube video is…

Top 5 reasons to disclose your additional support need

So you have accepted your place at college and are eagerly awaiting to start your course in August. However, if you have a disability or additional support need it is best for you to let us know before the start of term. That involves chatting to us over the summer, and here are our top…

Calling for Superhero Childcare Workers!

Beyoncé is ruling Coachella, Kendrick Lamar just won a Pulitzer prize and Cardi B is breaking Guinness World Records all over the place.  If you’re like me, you might look at these celebrities and think of these people as superhuman.  Professional, efficient, driven, inspiring, talented. What if I was to say that childcare professionals could be…

Top 5 Reasons to Study Art and Design

The School of Art and Design at Edinburgh College is one of the largest of its kind in the UK with over 700 students. It also has a strong reputation for progressing students into both degree-level study and employment in the creative industries. Need more convincing? Here are our top five reasons why students study…

Top 5 Reasons to Study Retail

Retail courses at Edinburgh College let you learn the ins and outs of the retail industry including: Staff Management Customer Care Communication Merchandising Selling Skills Retail Operations 1. VARIETY Not only do these units give you the skills for work within the industry, these can be used in a variety of types of retail. So…

Top 5 reasons to study computing at Edinburgh College

At Edinburgh College you can study everything from web design to desktop support, networking and games development. You can master skills in digital media, 3D printing, programming and robotics, taught by experienced lecturers. If you’re still not convinced, here are our top 5 reasons for studying computing courses at the college. Internship opportunities for computing students Students…

Five tips to help you become more sustainable on the road

We’re continuing to support Earth Hour and the Promise for the Planet campaign throughout this week, with the aim of influencing positive behaviour changes to support a more sustainable planet. Today we’re focusing on transport, an area in which the smallest of changes can make a huge difference. Bob Murphy, the college’s electric vehicle administrator,…

Interview and auditions at college

Interview and audition top tips from college lecturers

So you’ve made your college application and now you have been invited for an interview or an audition, well done! To help you out we’ve talked to a few lecturers to find out what makes a good interview, and how you can be as prepared as possible for when you apply to college. Not yet…

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 – Meet the apprentices – Lauren Lawson

Name: Lauren Lawson Age: 16 Studying: IT: Software Development Foundation Apprenticeship Sixteen-year-old Forrester High School pupil Lauren is in her first year of studying a foundation apprenticeship in IT:Software Development. Lauren attends college two afternoons a week and will spend around 10 hours a week with an employer in the second year of her apprenticeship.…