Category Archives: Further Education

Applying for college 2018

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.

Edinburgh College update

More information on the courses available here

You will also be invited to take a tour of the campus, including classrooms, workshops, libraries and social areas, giving you an idea of what it’s really like to be a student at Edinburgh College.

Campus Open days will be held on:
7 December – Granton Campus
12 December – Milton Road Campus
14 December – Sighthill Campus
4.00pm – 6.30pm

More details here

STEM Careers event North Berwick High School

Monday 27 November 2017 7pm-8:30pm, at NBHS.

This will be a Careers Evening where various businesses and further education providers will be hosting stalls for parents and pupils to discuss career paths and opportunities. The focus is on science, technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We have been able to secure some great, large businesses to come to the school including EDF, EY and Morrison Construction to name a few.

More details here

CyberFirst recruitment

Anyone can be a cyberist – so long as they’re passionate, intrigued by technology and love computing. They could be a social media whizz, a gaming guru or straight up writing code: it’s simply about being in
touch with the modern world. A cyberist is dedicated to protecting friends, families and communities.
They’re keen to improve and explore the digital world. They’re our new generation of computer experts. They’re from all kinds of backgrounds, all over the UK. But they have one thing in common. They’re here to safeguard our digital future. And to find these cyberists, support them and train them, we’ve created CyberFirst.


Applications close on 13th November 2017.

You can download the video from the link below:

Monday 9 October 2017

Guten Morgen.
Willkommen in Schottland.
Willkommen zu dieser Sitzung über unsere Arbeit.
Mein Name ist Mick Burns.

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My World of Work can accessed here

Career Management Skills

SDS Buzz Groupwork

Time to make a song here

Get it to rhyme here

Plickers feedback

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Edinburgh College update

Following SQA exam results on Tuesday 8 August, we are holding a Course Drop-In Surgery for all current applicants and others who are unsure of their options following their results.

Applicants can speak with course advisors, funding experts and get support with fast-track applications for courses with places available starting in August 2017.
Join us August 10, 12-4pm.

More details here