Students carry the Edinburgh College flag at WorldSkills UK

Four Edinburgh College students have qualified for national WorldSkills UK finals having triumphed in a series of qualifying heats in their respective fields of study. Damian Tchorzewski and Liam Ward have qualified for the Automotive Technology final, while Ben Nicolson and Corrie Kettrick have qualified for the Stonemasonry final. Automotive Technology Damian, who recently studied…

#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…

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…

Engineering and Built Environment – Virtual Open Days

Our Engineering & Built Environment faculty provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop their craft in realistic working environments, from the car garage to an oil production platform simulator. Whether its apprenticeships or continuing professional development courses, our team of expert lecturers help students upskill and reskill. The faculty covers a wide variety…

#ECPrizeGiving – Keris Simpkins

Nineteen-year-old Keris Simpkins is an Apprentice Plasterer with West Lothian Council and comes to Edinburgh College to complement her learning on-site training. Keris has been named this year’s Construction Student of the Year. We caught up with her about her experience at College so far. “It’s an amazing achievement to be awarded and it shows…

#ECPrizeGiving – Elliot Ruthven

Elliot Ruthven has been named Plastering Apprentice of the Year at #ECPrizeGiving 2020. We asked Elliot some quick-fire questions about his Edinburgh College experience. How old are you and where are you from? 24, St. Boswells, Scottish Borders. How do you feel about being recognised at Prize Giving? I feel proud of the achievement. What…

Plumbing apprentices celebrated at annual SNIPEF Awards

Edinburgh College played host as the region’s top young plumbers received awards for their hard work over the past 12 months. The College’s Midlothian Campus welcomed the SNIPEF Edinburgh & District Branch as they held their annual Awards Ceremony, celebrating the work of plumbing apprentices from Edinburgh, Borders College and Forth Valley College. Fourteen awards…

College hosts pupils from Lothian schools for annual construction competition

Edinburgh College played host to 50 local school pupils as it held the Edinburgh heat of the annual Construction and Built Environment Challenge (CABEC) yesterday. Young people from Castlebrae Community High School, Inveralmond Community High School, Forrester High School, North Berwick High School and Trinity High School descended on the College’s Forthside construction facility to…

Work placement leads to year of success for Edinburgh College built environment student

The Edinburgh College built environment student is celebrating her first-year anniversary of working with planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, after initially joining the company for just a five-day work-placement. Anita Bielatowicz, aged 26, first joined the Edinburgh office of Barton Willmore for a week’s work experience in February 2017 as part of the company’s…