Session 2020/21

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we plan to continue to deliver the vast majority of our learning and teaching, and support services online throughout March and into April. 
While the majority of courses continue to be delivered online, our campuses reopened for very limited essential assessment activity on Monday 15 March 2021. This is only for a small number of courses which require access for essential practical and time-sensitive assessment activity that cannot be delivered online.
The majority of students will continue to study online at this time. You should continue to study online unless you are advised by the College that your course requires you to come onto campuses. Please do not come onto campus unless you have been told to.
Any students that are required to come into campuses will be given prior notice and will be provided with the appropriate support and health and safety information and guidance. 
The health, safety and wellbeing of all of our students and staff remains the College’s priority and our staff are continuing to work from home to support you at this time. 

These arrangements will be reviewed on a regular basis, in line with government guidance, and we will communicate key updates with you.  
Please read these FAQs for the latest update from the College.

Studying at home

While you continue studying from home, we aim to deliver the best possible student experience via our online learning platforms until it is safe for us to welcome students back to our campuses again. The health, safety and wellbeing of our EC community remains our priority and our staff are here to support you every step of the way.  

We will provide regular updates with regards to reopening our campuses as soon as we possibly can.

We have provided information below on this webpage and in Frequently Asked Questions to support you through the remainder of session 2020/21.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding during what are challenging times for all of us. 

If you have any questions about Session 2020/21, please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. 

EC Online

Logging in 

We have published this helpful guide to talk you through logging in to:

Your College emails
Office 365

Please follow the steps in the guide to log in to the systems you will be using to engage in online learning. You will need to use your student number to log in.

Studying at home

Our online Virtual Learning Environment – Moodle – is the place where you will access all of the information you need for your course. This will be linked with Microsoft Teams so that you can take part in online classes and can communicate with your lecturer and classmates.

When you log in to Moodle, you will see a series of videos which are available for you to watch to guide you through studying online at Edinburgh College.

Please use these helpful guides to help you with studying at home:

If you’ve forgotten your Moodle password, watch this video on how to change it:

Changing your password:  


Navigating Moodle: 


Here's how to log in to Microsoft: 


Here's how to link your Moodle and Microsoft accounts:  

STUDENT GUIDE - Downloading MyEC App

Student Services Hub

All students can access online support through our Student Services Hub which can be found on the left hand side of your Microsoft Teams on a web browser or on the mobile or desktop app Information on the Student Services Hub will be updated regularly.

You can also access virtual drop-ins with our Student Services staff to ask them any questions you might have about funding, bursaries, attendance, UCAS and any other aspect of student life you might require support with.

EC Cares

The College's EC Cares campaign aims to highlight the mental health and wellbeing support available to all students and staff. We understand that this is an anxious time for everybody and want to reassure you that we're here to help even if you're not in College. 

If you'd like any support or just a chat, contact our Guidance and Wellbeing teams on or visit the Wellbeing Hub on Moodle.

All students also have access to SilverCloud, our mental health and wellbeing support partner which provides a range of online programmes to boost your mental health and wellbeing. Register using your EC email address and password.


Our Students' Association are also here to help. Please get in touch with them if you need any advice or support via:

Online drop-in - (10am-4pm, Monday to Friday)
Phone - 0131 297 9500 (10am-4pm, Monday to Friday)

Key contacts

Our teams are working from home to support you with your studies. You can contact them on: 

Student Records team -
Student funding team -
Communications team -
Library staff -
Learning Support team - 

Health and Safety on campuses

Whilst we undertake a limited phased return to essential activity on campus, in line with Scottish government guidance, the health safety and wellbeing of our staff and students remains the College's priority.

To help keep everyone safe, we are limiting the number of people on campus at any one time and have introduced strict safety guidance which must be adhered to at all times. 

Any students and staff that are required to come onto campus during this time will be supported to do so and will be given prior notice as well as health and safety advice and guidance before coming to campuses.


Measures in place to keep you safe

The College has implemented enhanced measures across campuses, in line with government guidance: 

  • There will be a very limited number of people on campus at any one time.
  • Face coverings should be worn on campus in all areas, unless you are exempt. If you are exempt, you can request a Sunflower Lanyard here.
  • Two-metre social distancing must be observed at all times while on campus.
  • Hand sanitising stations are available at entry and exit points, as well as throughout campuses. Please clean your hands when you arrive on campus, regularly throughout the day, before you leave and when you get home.
  • All rooms, teaching spaces and touch points will be cleaned regularly throughout the day
  • One-way systems are in place with clear signage about distancing.
  • We have introduced Perspex dividers in areas where keeping a two-metre social distance may be difficult.
  • Risk assessments are updated regularly for all activity happening on campus.

Health and safety guidance for students

Travel guidance for students

Quick guide on expected behaviours on campus

Please watch this video before attending an Edinburgh College Campus: 



Our staff are here to help and support you as you return to studying on campus. If you have any concerns, please speak to your lecturer. 

Keeping safe

To minimise the risk of spreading the virus, we must stay at home as much as possible. For more information on the latest guidance from the Scottish Government and how to keep safe, click here.

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