Edinburgh College students help Dads Rock towards award success

A group of Edinburgh College students have tasted award success after volunteering with a Scottish charity that provides music tuition and support to families across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Music students Daniel Middleton, Kirsten Reekie, Lynnette Cruickshank, Callum Stevenson, Ryan Cairney, Conal McIntosh and Shuna Cook all volunteered at Dads Rock where they spent their…

Get support through Student Services Hub on Microsoft Teams

The Student Services Hub, which is on Microsoft Teams, has been expanded to host more virtual drop-ins from more of the College’s key student experience teams. The following virtual drop-ins are now taking place on a weekly and/or daily basis – allowing you to join a Teams meeting chat and ask any questions you might…

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Pathways to University From College

Pathways is a new web app that can help you find your route to university through an agreed college pathway. Many college and universities have agreed pathways which are designed to take you seamlessly from college to degree level study. If you know you want to go to university, but would like to study at…

Sunny Evans – Fast Track into Financial Services

Sunny Evans was among the first Edinburgh cohort to complete the Fast Track into Financial Services course run in partnership with industry partners and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). We hear from Sunny about his experiences of the course and his plans for the future. How was your experience of the Fast Track course? The programme had a…

#ECGrad – College helps Bryan change careers

Thirty-five-year-old PDA Advanced Painting and Decorating student Bryan Oneil came back to College to get the qualifications and experience to change careers, and now graduates with the Marston Citizenship Award for Engineering and Built Environment. We caught up with Bryan to find out more about his college experience, plans for he future and how he…

#ECGrad – College helps Eilidh make step towards future goals

Twenty-year-old Eilidh Canavan came to Edinburgh College to use it as a stepping stone to go on to further study at university, and now leaves College with an HND in Coaching and Developing Sport as well as the Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Health, Wellbeing and Social Science. We caught up with Eilidh to…

#ECGrad – College helps Peter move on to university

Thirty-eight-year-old student Peter Gilmour worked in the hospitability and events industry for over 20 years before coming back to College, and now leaves with an HNC in Marketing Communications as well as the Marston Citizenship Award for Tourism, Hospitality and Business. We spoke to Peter to find out more about his college experience and how…

College named Training Provider of the Year in Edinburgh Apprenticeship Awards

Edinburgh College has been named the Training Provider of the Year in the inaugural Edinburgh Apprenticeship Awards, organised by the Edinburgh Evening News. The College was named winner at the virtual event hosted today (Thursday 11 March 2021), beating off stiff competition from Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University. This prestigious win for the College…

Edinburgh College helps hospitality get back into business with funded training

Edinburgh College is providing industry specific training to help hospitality and tourism businesses hit the ground running when the sector is allowed to reopen. The training which allows SMEs up to £5,000 free training provided through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF), is available straight away to help people upskill, reskill and give confidence to…

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Childhood Practice PDA Level 9 Information Session

We are hosting an online information session for those interested in studying our Childhood Practice PDA Level 9 course. The Professional Development Award (PDA) is an industry-recognised qualification designed for lead practioners and managers of childcare and playwork settings and accepted by the SSSC to register as manager/lead practitioner. This is a great opportunity to…

Class of 2020 celebrates with a Virtual Graduation

Edinburgh College’s Class of 2020 celebrated the enormous achievement of graduating from their courses with a virtual ceremony held last week, Friday 5 March. Over 600 graduates from across the College’s Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Wellbeing and Social Science and Tourism, Hospitality and Business faculties joined virtual ceremonies hosted on YouTube. The…