Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 – Meet the apprentices – Anna Skrupska

Name: Anna Skrupska Age: 20 Studying: Creative Digital Media Apprenticeship Employer: Scottish Qualifications Authority  Creative Digital Media apprentice Anna Skrupska is studying Web Development HND while working for the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). In her role as a learning technologist, Anna develops training courses for staff at the SQA. We caught up with her about her…

Do something different at school

So you’re in your 4th year of high school and it’s time to start thinking about your column choices, and essentially, what you want to do after school. It can be incredibly daunting, but there are choices open to you that go beyond the typical school classroom that can be really valuable to your future.…

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 – Meet the apprentices

We’re supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 (5-9 March) and throughout the week we’ll be catching up with some of our apprentices to find out why doing an apprenticeship was the best choice for them and how they’re benefiting from gaining an industry recognised qualification while learning on-the-job. HOUSEKEEPING AND HOSPITALITY APPRENTICE – ALEX  Name: Alex Gair…

Apprenticeships: Past, present and future

With Scottish Apprenticeship Week coming up, we thought we’d have a frank, honest chat with you about apprenticeships. We know that sometimes apprenticeships are thought of as an old-fashioned option, reserved for traditional trades. But things have changed and apprenticeships today are getting people into all kinds of modern, hi-tech careers. We don’t think they’re…

How to nail your art and design portfolio

You will need to consider that we may ask you questions at interview about your knowledge of your chosen subject and why you are interested in the course. Essentially we want to know more about you and what makes you ‘tick’ creatively. In order to fully gauge your creativity we will not only offer you…

What is STEM?

Do you have an interest in driverless cars? Want to be able to design replacement organs for patients? Looking forward to half-hour deliveries from Amazon drones? These are all examples of STEM.   STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths These are the four foundation subjects that make the basis of the STEM government initiative.…

What to expect at our open days

If you’re coming along to one of our open days this month, here’s everything you need to know about the day. Register with us When you first enter the campus you will see our registration desk, where you can ask any questions you might have, pick up leaflets and find out more about the event.…

Term-time childcare at Edinburgh College

We know how busy life can get with young children, especially when you are studying. Waterfront Nursery is the perfect childcare option for a variety of reasons. Here’s our top five: Convenience Waterfront Nursery is located at our Granton campus, joined onto the campus building. It’s so easy for you to drop your child off…

How to apply for college

So you have made the decision to come to college. Great! Now, how do you apply? Follow this easy step by step guide with all the details on bagging your place at Edinburgh College. 1 – Browse our website and select the course of your choice. Only one application per person will be accepted for…

Welcome to our January starts!

The new term starts soon and we’re so excited to see everyone who is starting a course in January. If you need some advice before you start here’s a guide to some of the key things you need to know. What to do on your first day On your first day go to the reception…

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…