Category Archives: Further Education

Vacancy updates

CyberFirst offers students a real choice after A Levels or whilst at University.

A CyberFirst Bursary offers undergraduates £4,000 per year financial assistance and paid cyber security training each summer to help kick start their career in cyber
A CyberFirst Degree Apprenticeship allows undergraduates to earn whilst they learn, ready for a job with GCHQ


Healthcare Support Worker NHS Lothian

Iconic TV chef Gordon Ramsay is currently looking for young people who want to have the adventure of a lifetime to join him for a new show he’s got in the pipeline.

He’s on the hunt for “16-21 year olds who are ready to go on an adventure to an international destination”.

Gordon made the TV casting call on Twitter, and a flyer has also been circulated in Edinburgh Facebook groups.

The Graduate & Apprentice programmes we run are equally as important to closing the skills gap facing the industry. At Colas Rail UK we believe the investment made in training and development is vital to maintaining competitive advantage and we are committed to utilising training and development to ensure that every possible opportunity is available to our staff.

Edinburgh College – Virtual Clearing Event – 6 and 7 August 2020

Edinburgh College – Virtual Clearing Event – 6 and 7 August 2020

6 and 7 August 2020
10am – 4pm
0131 297 8300

We know this is an anxious time of year for many people across Scotland, with Exam Results Day getting closer by the day, and uncertainty around job security due to the ever-changing circumstances we are all in.

But, Edinburgh College is still open, and we are still here to help you achieve the future you want in 2020 and beyond.

While we can’t welcome you to our usual Campus Clearing Event, we are hosting two Virtual Clearing Events on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 August. These events give you the chance to call our specialist teams who will be on hand to guide you through your study options for 2020/21, and to help you to make the right choice for your future.

Some courses starting in September still have vacancies and you could secure your place on the day.

The Clearing Events will provide:

An opportunity to talk to our course specialists about the best study options for you
An opportunity to speak with our student support staff who can provide advice on course delivery, additional support, and any other information relevant to the college experience
An opportunity to speak with our Student Funding Team who can advise you on course fees and funding.

The Clearing Events are for:

Anyone who has not applied but wants to start a course in 2020
Anyone who has changed their mind about their original choice of college or university course
Anyone who has already applied and would like to speak with our course specialists about their exam results and future options.

How does it work?

It’s easy. All you need to do is call 0131 297 8300 and we’ll help you take it from there.

Things to have ready (this will help us hugely on the day):

Your Scottish Candidate Number (SCN)
Photos or scans of your qualification certificates ready for sending to us

If you would prefer to email our teams, you can do so via:

Newbattle Abbey College update

2020-21 -Arts – Social Sciences Associate Student Scheme

NAC-2020-21 Prospectus

We still have a few places left on our HNC Social Sciences course and we would really appreciate your support again in helping us promote this course. I attach a copy of our prospectus and course leaflet which has information. Below is the link to this course on our website:

As you may already know, this is an Associate Student Scheme, run in partnership with Queen Margaret University (QMU). This means that applicants fully enrol as a QMU student from day one but study their first year of their degree course at Newbattle Abbey College to complete an HNC. Students who successfully complete this course will progress to Year 2 in certain undergraduate programmes at QMU.

What are the benefits? Sometimes taking the leap to go to university can be daunting and studying at college can be a good way to prepare. Another benefit in choosing this route is the smaller classes than those at university. Students will be in a class where there are other Associate Students, so will be able to make friends with the people who they will study with for four years, before joining a bigger cohort of students at Queen Margaret in 2nd year.

As students work through their HNC, the college will prepare them for the more independent learning style and the academic standards required at university. Also, we will arrange visits to the university campus, workshops on academic skills and guest lectures – this will ensure they are prepared for their transition to 2nd year at Queen Margaret.

We offer this course on both a residential and non-residential basis.

If you would like further information or would like to have a chat please email Karen Cullen at QMU –

Pathways website now live

If you know that you want to go to university, and are thinking about going to college first – or maybe you are already at college and want to know which degree your course can take you to – then our search function will help you to search by college course or by university course, and show what pathways are available to you. Pathways are sometimes referred to as articulation routes. More information on this is detailed later.

Access the Pathways site here

Internship Experience UK

Welcome to Internship Experience UK. In response to the challenges brought about by COVID-19, Bright Network is bringing together world leading employers and top educators for a series of three-day virtual experiences. Open to students and recent graduates, it’s your opportunity to discover career paths, meet employers and boost your employability. Be proactive this summer and start your application to one of the streams today.

More details here