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Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 Enrolment Information

At Edinburgh College, we offer a range of subjects at Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 level that you can study part-time. You can choose to study up to two subjects during one academic year.   These qualifications are accredited by the SQA and act as a pathway to further study including university entry. Applying for an…

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How to nail your art and design portfolio

Applying for an Art and Design course at Edinburgh College requires you to submit a digital portfolio of your recent practical and contextual Art and Design work and attend an applicant session. Your digital portfolio is your opportunity to showcase your technical skills and passion for Art & Design. Essentially we want to know more…

Virtual Open Days

Welcome to our Virtual Open Days! This is your chance to find out everything there is about starting College in the new academic year. You can find out about studying with us through our pre-recorded and live online content and will have an opportunity to speak to our staff about any questions you may have…

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Edinburgh College helps high-flyer Sam change career paths

After being stranded in Turkey during lockdown, twenty-two-year-old Samantha McNeil from West Calder moved back to Scotland with the aim of changing career paths and is now studying part-time at Edinburgh College to gain the knowledge and skills to help her pursue a career in childcare.   We spoke to the HNC Childhood Practice student to find out more about her college experience, and how she has found…

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Let’s do this: Setting goals for 2021

Coming to college is a goal you can achieve in 2021! You might be thinking of retraining for a new career, working towards a promotion, preparing for university or learning something new in your free time. If you have set goals in the past, you might have used the SMART framework. This means that goals should…

EC Cares – Alistair Stewart

As twenty-seven-year-old HND Events Management student Alistair Stewart reflects on the challenges of the past year, he credits the use of a Wellness Recovery Action Plan with helping him to cope during the height of the pandemic. We caught up with Alistair as part of our EC Cares campaign to ask about the challenges of…

EC Cares – A chat with Anne-Marie Sturrock – Head of faculty

When head of faculty for Health, Wellbeing and Social Science Anne-Marie Sturrock reflects on this year and the coping mechanisms she has used throughout the pandemic, she is reminded of the concern she first felt, and the many things that kept her busy during the spring and summer months when the country was in lockdown.…

Meet Edinburgh College’s Wellbeing team

The College’s Wellbeing team helps support students across the College’s four campuses with a number of issues, whether that be counselling students, providing mental health support, offering guidance or signposting to relevant organisations. The wellbeing team run one-to-one confidential counselling sessions, mental health workshops, wellbeing drop-ins and can provide support with mentoring and study skills.…

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Tips for learning at home

We have all had to adapt to new and sometimes challenging situations this year. With the national lockdown earlier this year, many of us were faced with working or learning from home for the very first time. As we continue to deliver the majority of our courses online, we’ve put together some tips for how…

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Get to know the Student Services team

At Edinburgh College we aim to provide the best learning environment we can and support our students throughout their time with us. Most of our courses are being delivered online, but the Student Services team are available to support you virtually from when you start your studies with us. If you’re thinking about studying with…

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Edinburgh College Glossary

If you’ve been out of education for a while, you might have noticed some unfamiliar terms or acronyms. We’ve put together a glossary of the common terms you might come across when considering college as an option, so that you can be clued up when making your decision. Further Education (FE) Further Education refers to…