New Student FAQ’s

What should I bring with me on the first day? Well it depends totally on the course you’re doing (sketchbooks for artists and instruments for musicians of course!), but the general things to remember include a notebook for taking notes, a pen or pencil, water bottle and your student card.   What should I wear…

What is an SCQF Level?

So you’re thinking of applying for a course, and you are completely stumped when you see at the top of the course page ‘SCQF Level’. What does this mean? Here’s a quick guide for you on SCQF levels, what they stand for, and how you know what level is best for you. SCQF stands for…

What is the difference between school and college?

So you have completed your time at school. You are done with it and ready to make your mark at college. Here is the lowdown on the difference between school and college and what to expect when you start Edinburgh College this year. You can wear what you want. No more school uniform that makes…

SQA Exam Results Day

SQA EXAM RESULTS DAY (THURS 10 AUG) Tuesday 8 August marks SQA Exam Results Day, causing many of you around the country to anxiously wait for the postman to hand deliver that massive envelope or wait for that email or message to appear after refreshing your webpage for the 100th time! At Edinburgh College we are here…

Why should college be your next destination?

College isn’t all about exams, coursework and getting that qualification.  College is also a great place for raising confidence, learning social skills and meeting new people. What has been the best thing about coming to college?  Making new friends and having fun in art and all the other subjects. Our Access and Continuing Education courses…

STEM: Jobs that don’t exist yet but soon will!

As technology gets smarter, there are more and more jobs that are beginning to become automated. One example that we all know of is supermarket checkouts, taking place of humans scanning our shopping. However, this does not mean that demand for humans is waning, in fact, jobs will continue to grow as we will now…

Places still available

Places are still available at Edinburgh College for courses starting in August 2017. Whether you are an arty person, or more interested in science, there’s a course with a place waiting for you. Below are some of the subject areas with places still available. See the full list of courses and filter by your subject of…

Web development

If you are looking to develop skills needed to work in web development and associated technologies then HND Web Development is the course for you. If you’re not convinced yet, here are our top 5 reasons why you should apply now. 1) University progression After studying this two year HND course, you can continue onto…

Student support during the Summer holidays

Advice and guidance over the summer Campuses will remain open throughout the summer for advice and guidance on course choices, funding or support. Please contact the relevant team below to make an appointment to speak to one of our advisors. Course Information For advice on the right course for you or help with your course…

Start a career in Counselling

Start a career in Counselling

Have you ever considered a career in Counselling? Well, lucky for you, we have a range of courses available, which cater for a variety of levels and with flexible study options. Read on to find out more about the courses we have and see if they’re the right fit for you. Counselling Introduction (SCQF Level…

Course Information Day

Our Course Info Day is coming up quick! Here’s everything you need to know about the event. Why should you go? Your exams are done, and you maybe have an inkling about what you might expect to see on your certificate when the post is delivered on August 8th. Perhaps you think you might not…

The musicians guide to submitting your application

At Edinburgh College we offer both classical and popular music courses, allowing you to focus on solo and group performance skills, music theory, aural skills, technology, project work, research and composition. You will benefit from industry-standard facilities where you can practice, perform and record, including sound studios, rehearsal spaces and two auditoriums. What else do…

Start a career in Costume Design

At Edinburgh College, we have two fantastic courses to support your future career in costume: HND Costume for Stage and Screen, and NC Stage Craft: Costume, Design and Props. Read more about these courses and apply now. Our past students work all over Scotland and the UK in wardrobe departments for both film and theatre.…

Can I study distance learning away from college

One of the great things about technology is the breaking of boundaries in education. People can now learn at college without having to step foot in the building. They are able to study and learn in the comfort of their own home, in the coffee shop round the corner, or in their hometown miles away…