In employment – studying as you work

Once you have finished your time in full-time education you may feel that your work is the only place where you can learn new skills. However, there are multiple routes that those in employment can take to continuing learning. At Edinburgh College there are different courses that you can take to learn something new while you study.

These courses include:

Modern Apprenticeships (MAs)

Designed for any age from school leaver onwards, a Modern Apprenticeship can give you real-life skills for work by combining paid employment, college training and an industry recognised qualification.

You must be employed to start a Modern Apprenticeship as your college training gives you the knowledge and qualifications to develop further in your workplace.

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Professional Qualifications

You can study professional qualifications part-time, in the evening or via short (1 or 2 day) courses. We are accredited to deliver professional qualifications for your career including Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Browse our Professional Qualification courses on the website.

Qualification Renewals

You can study to re-new or gain qualifications that need to be renewed or updated each year. This includes courses in electrical installation or food hygiene.

Browse our Qualification Renewal courses on the website.

Block Release and Day Release Courses

You can study work-based qualifications including Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), Professional Development Awards (PDAs) and Modern Apprenticeship programmes on a block release or day release basis combining work and college study.

Day release allows employees to attend college 1 elected day per week over the course of a number of weeks.

Block Release allows employees to study full-time at college over an agreed number of weeks.

Browse our Block Release and Day Release courses on the website.