Applying for college 2023

Hello and welcome to this presentation.
Mick Burns and Dearbhla Gallagher – Careers Advisers
Emma Veitch – Work Coach

Please note this page will be updated so keep a note of the link
This session:
Applying to College
Resources to help you
Next steps and who helps

More resources at MWOW here

Edinburgh College website here

Progression routes at Edinburgh College here

Other Scottish Colleges here

Scottish Colleges

Some thoughts on going or not going to college here

You need to be aware of funding via SAAS if applying for HNC/D/Degree courses.

SQA qualifications framework

College courses:
Can be vocational, that is, what you study will link to a career area or non-vocational, such as highers etc. that do not link directly to a specific career
It is important that you check the level of entry, is it National or Higher National, that you can meet the entry requirements (if in doubt, check with the course as soon as possible) and you have checked where they can lead to
Get ready, these courses will be available very soon
You apply direct to each college
Higher National level courses fees are applied for via
If you are planning to link a Higher National course to a degree course you could check with the university and ask if the course is recognised for entry

Try this website which gives links between HN and degree courses

Interview preparation notes

A former NBHS student tells us why he chose college as a degree route here
The second part which takes us to his degree and employment here

Please complete the form below with as much detail as you can.

Personal Statement:
You will need to make a statement on why you want to apply for the course so remember to make it relevant, personal, highlighting the points about you, your qualifications and interests or career plans. Remember, places on the course you want could be limited so take this section seriously and please check your spelling and grammar.

More information here

More information on writing a Personal Statement here