Skills Scotland Best Stand Award

Best stand at Skills Scotland 2017

On Thursday 9th November, the Edinburgh College team was out in full force at this year’s Skills Scotland at the Royal Highland Centre – Ingliston. Over 2,500 school pupils from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife came along to the exhibition to discover the fantastic career options open to them after they leave school. This…

200 south-east Scotland school pupils complete academies programme

Two hundred school pupils from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders are celebrating after completing a pioneering academies programme to boost their education and employment prospects. The students studied at academies in the South East Scotland Academies Partnership (SESAP), which gives them experience of college, university and the workplace while still at school. The…

Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2017-18

Apply for up to £10,000 worth of Training with Edinburgh College. The Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council have announced the new Flexible Workplace Development Fund (FWDF), in direct response to feedback from the Scottish Government’s consultation on the introduction of the UK Government Apprenticeship Levy. The Flexible Workplace Development Fund provides eligible employers with…

College Sports Festival encourages students into sport

College students demonstrated their sporting prowess at the inaugural College Sports Festival held at Edinburgh College, aimed at encouraging college students to participate in sport during their studies. The event, hosted by Scottish Student Sport (SSS), saw around 250 students taking part in a variety of sports including football, basketball, touch rugby, touchtennis, volleyball and…

Third-generation bridge worker Keir keeps it in the family to help open new Queensferry Crossing

  As members of the public take their historic first commute over the new Queensferry Crossing this morning, we caught up with former Edinburgh College civil engineering modern apprentice Keir Stanton, who worked on the construction of the new bridge. Keir started working on the development of the Queensferry Crossing in August 2014, becoming the…

Edinburgh College joins The Scottish Training for Energy Partnership (STEP) to support East Africa oil and gas industry

    Edinburgh College has joined Dundee & Angus College and three of Scotland’s leading private training providers to enable people in East Africa’s growing oil and gas industry to gain essential skills. The colleges and their partners – Synergie Training, Navitas Compliance Solutions and Sibbald Training – have formed the Scottish Training for Energy…

Golden Robbie bowls over the competition

Edinburgh College student Robbie Anderson has won a gold medal in the indoor bowls pairs at the 2017 Special Olympics. Robbie, who has learning difficulties and has just finished the college’s Entry to Sport course, went through the competition undefeated, claiming four victories from four matches alongside partner Raymond Brumley. The Special Olympics is the…

STEM Game Changers

Edinburgh College has been shortlisted for an award for its work in inspiring young people to become the next generation of innovators, pioneers and tech entrepreneurs. The college is one of five finalists shortlisted in the Innovating in STEM education/training category at The Herald Global Game Changers Awards. The awards, in their inaugural year, recognise…

Music students tour the Highlands

Forty-two of Edinburgh College’s music students and five staff members embarked on a five-day, four-concert tour of the Highlands of Scotland. The classical and folk music tour included three public concerts – at Kingussie Parish Church, St Margaret’s Church in Aberlour and Crown Church in Inverness, and a joint concert with pupils from Inverness Royal…

Allan jumping into World University Games

Former Edinburgh College student Allan Smith is heading to Chinese Taipei to compete in the Men’s High Jump at the World University Games 2017. The 24-year-old HND Fitness, Health and Exercise graduate was selected, along with 19 other student athletes, to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland as part of the British Universities and Colleges…