Edinburgh College

Please see below the latest updates from Edinburgh College
In this edition of the bulletin you will find details about the following:
• Post-results Drop-In Surgery for students
• Join our schools consultation
• Schools applications update
• Foundation apprenticeships available
• East Lothian Construction and Technology Centre
• Edinburgh College Prize Giving honours students
• Graduation 2016 coming soon
If any pupils are still uncertain of their plans, please see here for all full time courses with places still available. We continue to review applications and will add further courses which have places available on an on-going basis and remember our Course Information team are available throughout the summer to answer any queries and can be contacted at 0131 660 1010 or courseinfo@edinburghcollege.ac.uk.

Drop-In Surgery
Friday 12 August 2016
Sighthill Campus
12 – 4.00pm

Following the SQA results we are holding a Drop-In Surgery for all current applicants and others who are unsure of their options following their results.
If anyone has any questions regarding their choices, please drop-in and our staff will be available to answer all questions regarding courses, availability and funding.

Schools Tracking Information

We are delighted to confirm that as of 21 June we received 2660 applications from school pupils across Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian as part of our Schools guaranteed places scheme. With 60% of those applications coming from Edinburgh, 21% from East Lothian and 19% from Midlothian.

Places are still available with recruitment ongoing throughout the Summer. Available places can be found here.

Edinburgh College is partnering with East Lothian Council to launch the East Lothian Construction and Technology Centre. Opening in August in Musselburgh which aims to give senior school students opportunities to get into the industry by offering vocational courses in construction and related work skills. Further information can be found here.

We have a number of Foundation Apprenticeships (SCQF Level 6) places still available. Foundation Apprenticeships enable pupils in S4 to S6 to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still at school.
Foundation Apprenticeship Courses can give pupils a real head start , gaining valuable work experience with high profile companies and an industry recognised qualification to add to their CV.

College attendance
2 half days per week: Tuesday and Thursday

The delivery location of each of the programmes is still to be confirmed. Please note there will be funding to support travel to campuses where required.


To enquire about Foundation Apprenticeship programmes over the summer, pupils should visit www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk/FA

Pizza Hut, Fort Kinnaird, are looking to recruit Guest Servers.

 Wage: Under 25 NMW, 25+ £7.20 per hour plus tips.

Hours: Contracted 8-10 hours per week with the potential to increase as and when required on a weekly basis.

Flexibility is required to work around the hours of 10.30am-11pm.

As a Guest Server, you’ll have that special something, a personality that turns a meal into a really special occasion, a smile that lets our guests know that you are delighted to be looking after them. You will be able to connect and build relationships with your guests which brings their experience to life. You are the memory they will have after they leave Pizza Hut, and you are the reason they’ll want to visit us again and again.

To create that fantastic service you will naturally be a friendly, outgoing, chatty person. You’ll be at ease communicating with the variety of guests who visit our restaurants, whether they’re there for a working lunch, for family time, as groups of friends who want to catch up on the latest gossip, or to celebrate special occasions.

On joining Pizza Hut you can expect to receive world class training, work within a great culture of recognition which genuinely celebrates everyone’s achievements, as well as fantastic opportunities to progress your career further. 

To apply, please email your CV together with a covering letter to :



Customer Service Hosts – Gala Bingo Meadowbank

Are you a multi-tasker on a mission? We need Customer Service Hosts hell bent on making sure that our customers have the very best experience possible! You’ll be a brilliant communicator, a great customer champion and an inspiring team player. You’ll be confident working across all areas of our clubs with one mission in mind: making sure each and  every one of our customers has the best experience at Gala Bingo. You’ll be happy working as part of a dynamic and resourceful team – with the ability to take the initiative and think on your feet. Friendly and outgoing, you’ll relish the idea of creating a great atmosphere in the club. Up for it? Read on…


This is an exciting and varied opportunity; no two days will be the same! Your flexible role will offer you plenty of opportunities – and you’ll be as happy on front of house as you are serving food in the diner, or managing book sales. You’ll have previous experience  of delivering outstanding customer service, a natural ability to talk to and engage with customers,  and a positive, professional attitude. You’ll have a flexible  and enthusiastic approach to work  and will be motivated about all  of the roles and all areas of the clubs. You’ll be dedicated to delivering our customers the  best experience – always. If this is you – we need you on our team!


For our Hosts, Team Gala Benefits include: * Inclusion in My Gala Rewards High Street Discount Scheme * Being part of our generous recognition and reward scheme – Gala Greats * Discretionary Bonus Scheme * 28 days Annual Leave including public holidays * Childcare Vouchers * Pension Scheme



£7.52 after probationary period (£7.42 during probationary period)


      Minimum 20 hours

If interested click on the link below to apply



Higher Education Convention 2016

Higher Education Convention

Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Wednesday 7th September 2016 12.00 – 3.30

All S5 or S6 students intending or considering University should attend this event.

It is being run on the Wednesday afternoon to minimise disruption as students will only need to miss one academic lesson.
The cost will be £4.00 per student to cover the cost of the coach there and back.

There are only 66 places available strictly on a first come first served basis.

Consent form and £4.00 must be handed in to Mrs Wilson in the guidance office to secure a place. (See below)

Once all places have been allocated and a place confirmed Miss Patterson will arrange for those going on the trip to register for a ticket with her during SE at the start of next term.

Alton Towers 2016

Alton_Towers_Resort_LogoThere will be a meeting for all students involved in this trip on Thursday 16th June in Miss Rankin’s room at 1.20. Final information regarding the trip will be handed out so it is important you are there.

Please see me asap if you cannot attend.

C Bishop