Preparing you for the new world

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we learn, work and socialise. We are now doing more online with video calls, messaging apps and emails. As things begin to go back to normal, some things will continue to be different for many years to come. In this blog post we explore how attending college this…

What to expect at college this year

Have you recently left school and wondering how college life compares? This year might look a bit different to other years, read our blog to find out what to expect when you start your course at Edinburgh College. 

Support for you at college

We’ve put together some information about the type of support that is available to you as a student, so you can take your next steps with Edinburgh College feeling confident and supported.

What is blended learning?

Blended learning is a way of teaching that combines online learning, on-campus learning and off-campus learning. Read our blog to find out more about blended learning at Edinburgh College.

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…

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…

An insight into Costume for Stage and Screen HND

Discover your creative potential and get to grips with industry standard design techniques at Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS). Read our blog to find out more about studying Costume for Stage and Screen with us.   Costume Design Costume design is an integral part of the performing arts and designers have an important role to play in ensuring costumes support other…

Radost – EC Student Stories

Radost Staykova plans to open her own wedding hair and make-up business and is learning all of the skills she needs on her VTCT Level 3 Hairdressing course at Edinburgh College.  “Since I started at College in 2014, when I studied English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), it has felt like home. My lecturers…

Peter – EC Student Stories

Peter is gaining international work experience as well as personal growth Twenty-one-year-old Peter, originally from New York, moved to Scotland eight years ago. He told us how studying HND Hospitality Management has shown him a path to new opportunities. “Before coming to College, I worked at Five Guys where I would work for 10 or…

Steph – EC Student Stories

Steph is on her way towards a career in mental health research Thirty-four-year-old Steph Logan tells us how she’s getting a second chance to achieve her dreams after joining Edinburgh College’s Life Sciences Access (SWAP) course. “I’m doing something I never imagined to be possible. The best exam grade I gained in school was a…

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – Be kind to yourself

Mental Health Awareness Week is massively important as it helps to raise awareness of mental health issues and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. We know that now is a challenging time for everybody, and looking after our mental health is crucial in helping us to navigate our way…

How to keep connected to nature during lockdown

Our Community Garden Coordinator Severine is here to help you keep connected to nature during lockdown. She has shared her tips and guidance on using your outdoor exercise time, what to do if you have to stay inside, and how to use your outside space. Check out Severine’s tips and don’t forget to share any…