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Digital Care Hub

Our Digital Care Hubs are designed to provide greater skills and immersive training opportunities to health and social care students at our College.

About the Digital Care Hubs

Our Digital Care Hubs, located at Milton Road and Sighthill Campuses, equip students with the transferrable skills required to fulfil a successful career in areas including Health and Social Care and Dental and Pharmacy, with a particular emphasis on technology-enabled care.

The Hubs focus on building students’ digital and practical skills using state-of-the-art equipment, supporting experiential learning in a purpose-built setting.

Digital Care Hub


Our Hubs contain replica medical wards with a patient room, toilet, and wet room facilities; infection control and decontamination areas; a reflection room; and a care-at-home room. In addition, our Sighthill Digital Care Hub houses an award-winning Virtual Reality (VR) room designed to give students an immersive experience which demonstrates how a patient with dementia experiences day-to-day life.

Students also have access to realistic patient simulators with true-to-life responsiveness, in a variety of care settings, enabling them to develop patient testing and care skills.


Our Digital Care Hubs host the Edinburgh College and University of Edinburgh Social Care Academy – a programme which provides an agile pathway to a career in health and social care specifically for school pupils.

During this programme, pupils study units in digital skills for health and social care, mental health, the human body, infection prevention and control and safe beginners for health and social care. After completing the programme, pupils can progress to further studies with the College or university, or advance into employment.

Take a tour of the Digital Care Hub, Sighthill

Enquire about the Digital Care Hub

If you are interested in exploring training opportunities using the Edinburgh College Digital Care Hub please contact us.

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