Edinburgh College, creating opportunities for Edinburgh and the Lothians

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Welcome to Edinburgh College

Welcome to Edinburgh College

Creating opportunities across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

With around 26,000 student enrolments across four campuses in Edinburgh and the Lothians, Edinburgh College is one of the largest colleges in the UK.

Offering a wide variety of vibrant vocational and academic courses, Edinburgh College provides flexible learning opportunities to suit all learning needs, with 900 courses ranging from Access and short courses to HNC, HND and degree level on a full and part-time basis.
Our academic centres have skilled, knowledgeable staff with expertise in specialist areas to offer our students the very best educational experience. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of industry and we are continually committed to the highest academic standards and excellence in learning and teaching.
Ninety-two per cent of our graduates were in employment or further study within six months of graduating with us. We are committed to ensuring our students are prepared for successful careers through work placements, internships and connections to industry.
Since opening our doors on 1 October 2012, we have established a strong reputation for academic excellence. The joining together of our legacy colleges brought together the best of our previous talents and blended it with new ideas to make Edinburgh College what it is today.
Our people are the heartbeat of the organisation and we aim to develop a college that enables our students, our staff and our local communities to thrive.

Education Scotland

Edinburgh College has achieved the highest rating possible in its recent Education Scotland inspection report​.
Education Scotland’s overarching judgement on the college is that “Edinburgh College has in place effective arrangements to maintain and enhance the quality of its provision and outcomes for students and other stakeholders.” This is the highest rating a college can achieve in the review process.

This means that “in relation to quality assurance and enhancement, the college is led well, has sufficiently robust arrangements to address any identified minor weaknesses, and is likely to continue to improve the quality of its services for students and other stakeholders.”