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How to apply for a college course

College courses starting in January, have now opened for applications! If you have decided that coming to college is your next step, here is everything you need to know about how to apply for a course at Edinburgh College.

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Get ready for a growth sector career

This year has been a challenging one for us all, with the pandemic affecting us in different ways. You might be thinking about coming to college to get a qualification to improve your job prospects, or you might be leaving school with no idea of what kind of career you want.   While your course choice should reflect…

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How to write a great personal statement

When you apply for a course at college you will need to write a personal statement. This is a couple of paragraphs of text which provide you an opportunity to tell the college why you should be considered for a place on your chosen course. Read our blog for some tips on writing a great…

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Top tips for picking your college course

At Edinburgh College, there are over 700 courses you can study so it may be a bit overwhelming when trying to decide what course is right for you, especially if you’re not sure about what your destination is and what pathway you will take. Read our blog for some tips to help you decide on…

How to make time for learning

 Modern life can be very busy with multiple commitments, making it difficult to find time to concentrate on your own development. college has a range of options that fit around your busy schedule. It is important to try and improve yourself as it helps plan the future and can put you into a job you…

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Five things to know about returning to college

Returning to education might be a bit daunting, especially if it’s been a while since you last studied. There are lots of things to think about when making the decision to come to college as an adult returner. Here are some things to know about if you are thinking about taking that step. You can…

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Get a taste for college life at school

If you’re still at school and thinking about your column choices for next year, why not consider college? Studying part-time at college gives you a different learning experience that can help set you apart by boosting your CV, college application or university application. Read our blog to find out how you can get a taste…

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College courses to suit your situation

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted us all in different ways. If you have faced redundancy as a result of the pandemic or have taken the time to reflect on your job prospects over the last couple of months, you might have landed on the idea of reskilling or upskilling by returning to education.  If you…

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Funding your studies when returning to education

Returning to College can be a daunting prospect if you have been out of education for a while. This year due to the Covid-19 crisis you may have either had your work hours reduced or suffered job loss. Although this can be devastating, it may be your opportunity to return to education to take your…

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What to do after you have been made redundant

The current Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on many industries leading to redundancy. Along with this the current job market has become crowded leading to difficulty in finding employment. If you find yourself in this position, you may want to consider taking time to evaluate your options rather than pursuing employment straightaway. If…

Welcome to Edinburgh College 2020/21

We are excited to welcome you to Edinburgh College! Whether you are a new or returning student, we have introduced new online ways of learning as well as health and safety measures to keep everyone safe in session 2020/21. Read our blog to find out more about how we are keeping you safe during your…

Sighthill campus – everything you need to know

Welcome to Sighthill campus! Along the tram track 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. While most of our courses will be delivered online from the start of session 20/21, here is everything you need to know…

Granton campus – everything you need to know

Welcome to Granton campus! Home to one of the biggest departments for Art & Design in Scotland, with our very own theatre and mock aircraft. While most of our courses will be delivered online from the start of session 20/21, here is everything you need to know about the campus, and contact details for more…