Category Archives: Further Education

Edinburgh College Open Days 2022

If you are considering applying for a full-time course starting in August 2022 at Edinburgh College, please join us for one of our open events to find out all you need to know about our courses and how to apply.

These events are being held on our campuses at the following dates/times, if you would like to attend then you will need to register and bookings will open on 1 February 2022.

Details here

Females in STEM /Tech virtual evening event

We have an amazing Females in STEM / Tech virtual evening event taking place on Thursday 27th January from 5:00pm – 6:00pm with one of the biggest technology / engineering companies in the world – Siemens.

Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, mobility, and healthcare. Creating technologies for more resource-efficient factories and resilient supply chains to smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner, comfortable transportation and advanced healthcare, the company empowers customers to transform the industries that form the backbone of economies, transforming the everyday for billions of people.

In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €57.1 billion and net income of €4.2 billion. As of September 30, 2020, the company had around 293,000 employees operating in more than 200 countries.

They will be giving us a well rounded overview to the company which as you will find out has so many different operating divisions. They have a wide range of opportunities in business, engineering, finance and technology.

If you’d like to hear more about careers at one of the biggest companies in the world driving change and innovation on all levels of life this insight event is for you.
Click the link below to join us:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Siemens-Event
Best Regards

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Free bus travel

ll young people and children aged 5-21 years can apply for a card from 10 January to access the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel Scheme from 31 January. But currently, the Scottish Government is encouraging people to stay at home as much as possible – until the situation with the pandemic improves. So we’re asking that only those with an essential need to travel by bus apply at this time. That might be for work, education, health or care reasons, for example. We have decided to pause the high profile marketing campaign which will be launched nationally at a later date. If travelling, you should always follow the latest advice to keep yourself and others safe.

You will need a National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot NEC with the valid free travel entitlement with you whenever you want to take the bus – otherwise you’ll have to pay for your trip.

Eligibility
If you live in Scotland and are 5-21 years old you are eligible for a card giving you free bus travel from 31 January. Children under 5 years old already travel for free on buses and don’t need a card. Applications for cards open from 10 January. However, we are asking you only to apply at this point if you do need to make essential journeys by bus.

Children and young people aged 5−21 years old will need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) before hopping on board. Previously issued cards will not allow access to the scheme.

Apply here

S2 Careers Talk January 2022

Hello and welcome to your S2 Careers Talk.
Wendy Malcolm and Mick Burns, Careers Advisers, North Berwick High School

Main presentation
S2-careers-talk-Jan-2022

How to use the MWOW Subject Choice Tool
This link will give you resources to help you with choosing subjects

The 5 things to think about here

Find resources to help you choose here as well as the worksheet below.
MakingSubjectChoicesForS3_S4_2019

Thank you very much for attending and if you have any further questions, speak to your Guidance Teacher or email us at: wendy.malcolm@sds.co.uk or mick.burns@sds.co.uk

Please complete the form below and you will receive a copy of your responses which you can save and it will contain the link to this talk so you can access the resources as necessary. If you complete this then we can play the S2 Careers Kahoot!

Applying for college 2022

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

More information here

Progression routes at Edinburgh College here

Other Scottish Colleges here
Some thoughts on going or not going to college here

Scottish Colleges

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

SQA qualifications framework
SQA

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.

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 www.saas.gov.uk
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
Preparation-for-College-interview-2022

A former NBHS student tells us why he choose college to 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.