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.


Edinburgh College is Scotland's biggest Regional College with around 23,000 students across 4 campuses in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Offering a wide variety of vibrant vocational and academic courses, Edinburgh College provides flexible learning opportunities to suit all learning needs. 
Whatever path you choose we offer over 900 courses from access to degree level and continuing professional development to help you achieve your future career ambitions.

​Our academic centres have skille​​d, knowledgeable staff with expertise in specialist areas with industry experience to ensure our students have the most relevant and up to date teaching. 
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.

We have established relationships with employers and universities to create a connected community that provides you with strong links to work or further study.
We are committed to ensuring our students are prepared for successful careers through work placements, internships and connections to industry.
96% of our successful full time graduates move on to work or further study within six months. 

You will find all you need at the college to help you get great results and achieve your goals, but have fun along the way.

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.”