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08 October 2020

How to Make Time for Learning

Modern life can be very busy which can make it difficult to find time to concentrate on your own development. Edinburgh College has a range of options that can fit around your busy schedule. Working on your professional development can help you plan for the future and get into a career you enjoy. Before committing to studying at college, it's important to prepare yourself for studying. We've put together some ways you can prepare for study at college. 

Preparing to study

When considering coming to college, there are a few things you will need to do to make sure you're ready to get started. You will need to think about where you're going to learn from, figure out how you will fit learning in with your schedule and what learning methods might work best for you.

You might want to prepare a study space at home. This could be a spot that is comfortable and that has limited distractions. Setting a study schedule is also a good idea to see if fitting your classes and independent study around your work or family is feasible for you.  

Career Coach

You might already know what you want to study, but if you're still considering what course is right for you, you can use Career Coach to discover a range of courses and careers. Career Coach is an online course and career matching portal. This allows you to take a short quiz called a career assessment and suggests certain subjects and industries that may suit you.

College Courses

Now that you have settled on a subject you find interesting it’s time to understand how you will study. At Edinburgh College, we have a range of ways most courses are delivered, like full-time, part-time, evening and open learning. 

View all full-time courses on our website.

Part-time courses  

Time commitment may be worry when applying for college but our part-time courses are designed to help you coordinate time for learning. These courses only demand an attendance 1-2 days a week with additional independent learning that can be done at home. This gives you time to commit to learning and managing this around your commitments. 

View all part-time courses on our website.

Evening courses  

If you are usually busy throughout the day, you can attend college through evening classes. These courses usually demand a commitment of around 1-2 evenings a week with additional independent learning that can be done at home.  

View all evening courses on our website.

Open learning courses  

Open learning courses are the most flexible we offer, meaning that learning is done on your terms. Open learning provides the materials readily available for you to pick up and learn when you can. Some of our open learning courses include live-streamed lecturers that can be accessed as a saved file at a later date. 

View all open learning courses on our website.

Ready to start your application? View our courses.