Category Archives: Further Education

Edinburgh College Childcare courses

Interested in our Childcare courses?

We will be hosting an information evening on 11 January 2018 where you will be able to

Talk to college lecturers
Find a course to suit you
Get tips and advice for your application
Pick up a prospectus
Come along and discover what our courses can do for you.

Thursday 11 January 2018

Sighthill Campus

6 – 8 pm

Please email if you have any questions.

A career in Illustration and Teaching

Former North Berwick High student Eilidh Muldoon returns to talk about her journey after leaving school to Illustrating and Teaching.
Eilidh Muldoon – Illustrator & Designer here here

Part 1.

Part 2.

Student feedback here and below.

A very poor (C-) attempt at a sketchnote from me!

Slightly better attempt! here

Applying for college 2018

Open Days – Feb/March 2018
The following twilight events have been confirmed.
Taking place from 4-7pm:
20 Feb at Milton Road
22nd Feb at Granton

Updated 29 January 2018
Edinburgh College prospectus here
Edinburgh College Progression Routes here

More resources at MWOW here

How to choose a course at Edinburgh College.

How to apply for Edinburgh College.

EC presentation Nov 2017

Edinburgh College website here

More information 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

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
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 ELRAH which gives links between HN and degree courses

Interview preparation notes

You need to complete and submit the survey below.

Remember to use capital letters where necessary and check your spelling before you submit.