GO e-bikes stationed and ready for use at Midlothian Campus

Edinburgh College has teamed up with GO e-bike to add a small fleet of electric bicycles (e-bikes) at Midlothian Campus for use by students, staff and the general public. Four e-bikes are now available to use at Edinburgh College Midlothian Campus. These bikes are part of a network of stations which also includes Musselburgh’s Brunton…

Five stars! College staff and students recognised in Herald HE Awards shortlist

Edinburgh College has bagged a quintet of nominations at the 2021 Herald Higher Education Awards in recognition of the outstanding work and efforts of its staff and students.  The awards recognise outstanding institutions which provide Higher Education in Scotland and celebrate key aspects of education excellence across college and universities.   The College’s Music and Sound…

Granton skyline lit up in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council

The sky above Edinburgh has been illuminated by the Granton gasholder with creative light shows designed by students from Edinburgh College working in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council. The iconic gasholder tower located in the Granton Waterfront area of the city is now a beacon of light on the Edinburgh skyline thanks to…

GLOW Festival 2021

A celebration of creative student resilience Every year students from our Creative Industries courses showcase their talents with a number of unique performances and exhibitions at venues across the city as part of Glow Festival.  This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, Glow is going virtual!   While we may not be able to take…

Scotland’s colleges come together to tackle the Climate Emergency

Edinburgh College has joined Scotland’s colleges in supporting a new, ground-breaking statement of commitment on the Climate Emergency, which will be launched today, Monday 17 May 2021. The Scottish Colleges’ Statement of Commitment on the Climate Emergency highlights how college staff and students are working together to achieve a more sustainable future for Scotland. It…

EC Cares – Bringing Nature Indoors

Do you love nature, but live in the city or somewhere without a garden? Or do you miss being outside when the weather is bad? Why not try bringing nature indoors. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we spoke to Safeguarding team leader Kara Tait to get her top tips on how to bring…

Deaf Awareness Week

As part of Deaf Awareness Week (Monday 3 May – Friday 9 May), British Sign Language (BSL) lecturer Alan Sanders has put together a number of instructional videos that to help people learn some basic sign language skills. In these videos Alan takes us through how to sign greetings such as hello, numbers and different…

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…

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Enrolment Event for Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 Courses

Our Enrolment Events are for those wishing to apply for an Advanced Higher, Higher or National 5 course who: Already have the entry requirements and certificates to prove this And are able to pay for their course at the event These events will take place by appointment at our Sighthill campus on: Tuesday 8 and Thursday 17…

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…