Graduation 2017 – What to bring with you on the day

There’s just two weeks to go until everyone’s favourite day of the college year… Graduation. We’re looking forward to celebrating with our Class of 2017, and their loved ones, at the Usher Hall on Thursday 28 September. Graduation is all about commending students’ achievements, while wearing elaborate gowns and crossing our fingers that we don’t…

Hair, Beauty & Barbering Annual Memberships

Edinburgh College training salons are designed to give students experience so they are completely ready for industry. Students participate in our Employability Salons performing the latest treatments and using prestigious products that are well known in the industry. You can now obtain a great value membership for Hair, Beauty, Combined & Barbering. This can be…

Welcome to Sighthill Campus!

Welcome to Sighthill campus! Tucked away in the West of Edinburgh, Sighthill campus is home to the Music Box for budding musicians and sound producers and our Centre for Sport and Exercise. Here is everything you need to know about the campus, and contact details for more information if we haven’t covered what you’re looking…

Welcome to Midlothian Campus!

Welcome to Midlothian campus! Tucked away South of Edinburgh in Dalkeith, Midlothian campus is home to our solar meadow and oil production platform simulator. Here is everything you need to know about the campus, and contact details for more information if we haven’t covered what you’re looking for. Where is my classroom? There are sign…

Welcome to Granton campus!

Welcome to Granton campus! Home to one of the biggest departments for Art & Design in Scotland, with our very own theatre and mock aircraft. Here is everything you need to know about the campus, and contact details for more information if we haven’t covered what you’re looking for. Where is my classroom? There are…

Welcome to Milton Road campus!

Welcome to Milton Road campus! This is the building which supposedly looks like a ship (if you squint enough you can just about see it…) and is home to our health and fitness building, the Club. Here is everything you need to know about the campus, and contact details for more information if we haven’t…

New Student FAQs

What should I bring with me on the first day? Well it depends totally on the course you’re doing (sketchbooks for artists and instruments for musicians of course!), but the general things to remember include a notebook for taking notes, a pen or pencil, water bottle and your student card.   What should I wear…

What is an SCQF Level?

So you’re thinking of applying for a course, and you are completely stumped when you see at the top of the course page ‘SCQF Level’. What does this mean? Here’s a quick guide for you on SCQF levels, what they stand for, and how you know what level is best for you. SCQF stands for…

What is the difference between school and college?

So you have completed your time at school. You are done with it and ready to make your mark at college. Here is the lowdown on the difference between school and college and what to expect when you start Edinburgh College this year. You can wear what you want. No more school uniform that makes…

SQA Exam Results Day

SQA EXAM RESULTS DAY (THURS 10 AUG) Tuesday 8 August marks SQA Exam Results Day, causing many of you around the country to anxiously wait for the postman to hand deliver that massive envelope or wait for that email or message to appear after refreshing your webpage for the 100th time! At Edinburgh College we are here…

Why should college be your next destination?

College isn’t all about exams, coursework and getting that qualification.  College is also a great place for raising confidence, learning social skills and meeting new people. What has been the best thing about coming to college?  Making new friends and having fun in art and all the other subjects. Our Access and Continuing Education courses…

STEM: Jobs that don’t exist yet but soon will!

As technology gets smarter, there are more and more jobs that are beginning to become automated. One example that we all know of is supermarket checkouts, taking place of humans scanning our shopping. However, this does not mean that demand for humans is waning, in fact, jobs will continue to grow as we will now…

Places still available

Places are still available at Edinburgh College for courses starting in August 2017. Whether you are an arty person, or more interested in science, there’s a course with a place waiting for you. Below are some of the subject areas with places still available. See the full list of courses and filter by your subject of…

Web development

If you are looking to develop skills needed to work in web development and associated technologies then HND Web Development is the course for you. If you’re not convinced yet, here are our top 5 reasons why you should apply now. 1) University progression After studying this two year HND course, you can continue onto…