New Skills Boost course guarantees jobs in health care

A new course, which launched this week, will provide people in the region with a direct progression route into a health care support worker role. The three-week Skills Boost for Health Care course, delivered in partnership by Edinburgh College and NHS Lothian, is designed to equip people with the skills they need to become a…

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SWAP Access Courses – Progress to University through a College Pathway

The Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) is a great starting point for adult learners to progress to university. Edinburgh College runs eight SWAP courses in association with partner universities, making it easier than ever to get your foot on the ladder of Higher Education. If you have decided to change your career or would like…

Edinburgh College Associate Trainer develops course using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

An Edinburgh College Associate Trainer has developed and delivered a bespoke course to improve communication and team working following a consultation with a client. Jacqueline McGregor utilised Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to design a unique team development session to help delegates identify preferred methods of working and communicating and to create action plans to improve…

EC Cares – How to stay calm in a global pandemic

Dr Emma Hepburn has put together a handy ebook with tips and advice on how to stay calm in a global pandemic. Emma states that national data indicates that the global pandemic is resulting in increased anxiety and reduced wellbeing for many of us. We all move up and down the mental health curve in…

Edinburgh College student named runner-up at national photography competition

An Edinburgh College student was named runner-up in a national photography competition for a selection of images he created as part of his degree programme. BA Professional Photography student Stephen Rodger took second spot in the student category at the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2020 for his portfolio titled Swan Lake on Fire, which depicts…

Easter Holiday 2021 arrangements

The Easter Holidays for our students and teaching staff begins on Friday 2 April, with both groups returning on Monday 19 April. We hope that you have a wonderful break, please stay safe, stay local and continue to adhere to the government guidelines in place. Support teams across the College will be working and are…

Creative Industries Information Session

Our Creative Industries faculty are hosting an information session for anyone interested in studying Art & Design, Broadcast Media, Computing, Music & Sound Production, Photography or Performing Arts with us. Friday 30 April 2021, 1pm – 5pm This is a great opportunity to hear from our teaching staff, find out more about our creative subjects…

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…