Edinburgh College virtual Creative Industries Employability Day a hit

Edinburgh College students gained insight into what it takes to make it in the Creative Industries as the College hosted its annual Creative Industries Employability Day. Over 700 students from across the College’s Creative Industries faculty tuned in for the annual Employability Day, which took place completely online for the first time in the event’s…

Choose College Virtual Showcase 26 May

Choose College Virtual Showcase

Join us at the Choose College Virtual Showcase to find out more about studying with Edinburgh College. The virtual event will take place on:   Wednesday 26th May 2021  3pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9pm   We will be joining colleges from across Scotland to help you find out more about our courses, levels of study, entry requirements, progression routes and college…

Edinburgh College appoints new Board member

Edinburgh College’s Board of Management has appointed a new non-executive member to support it in leading the strategic direction of the College. As is required this appointment was confirmed following approval by Scottish Ministers (or the Scottish Government). The new member, Janyce Holmes, has an extensive background as a director in the commercial sector and…

Capital College receives two Tes FE Awards nominations

Edinburgh College has been shortlisted in two categories at the 2021 Tes FE Awards – the UK-wide annual celebration of achievements within the FE sector. The College has been shortlisted in the Support for leaners category as a result of its work in ensuring care experienced students are given the best possible opportunities to succeed…

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…