Category Archives: Further Education

Thinking of college?

College as Plan A, B or even C

Are you thinking of leaving school in 4th 5th or 6th year or unsure?
Now is the time to apply to college to secure it as an option just in case your plan A does not work out……
College hopefully will start up after the summer but take the time NOW to apply for this to keep your options open!!!
College courses are varied to help you gain:
-Further qualifications useful for entry to further college courses/university courses or jobs/apprenticeships
-A work experience placement related to your preferred career
-The opportunity to learn valuable work skills
-A chance to refresh your English and maths
-Courses that will help improve your self-esteem, motivation and the confidence to make decisions

At North Berwick High School we have put together some resources to help you get started here and this includes links to all colleges in Scotland.

Update from Edinburgh College.

Opportunities from Future Asset – finance and law

Investment & Finance: Investec, Edinburgh, Monday 15 – Friday 19 June 2020
Corporate Law: Dickson Minto, Edinburgh, Flexible dates
We have a couple of fantastic experiences for girls in S4-6, especially those who attended Future Asset Roadshows, Conference or who are taking part in the Growing Future Assets Competition.
We have expended the application deadline to: Friday 27 March. We are very happy to discuss these opportunities with anyone who is interested. Please contact
• Helen at or 07932 072 840
• Claire at
We are working to source some similar experiences for girls, so do let me know if any of your girls have specific interests in investment that we could follow up.
We would love to hear from you!
Kind regards
Helen & Claire

Future Asset updates

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) events in March and April

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is hosting two course specific events in the coming months that pupils may be interested in.

On 20th March, SRUC and the Scottish Racing Academy will officially launch the first course in Racehorse Care available in Scotland with an event at Musselburgh Racecourse. This event is an opportunity to find out more about career opportunities in the horse racing industry and learn more about the NC in Horse Care (Racehorse Care specialism). The course will be delivered at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre at SRUC Oatridge campus. Any pupil wishing to attend should contact or to secure their place on the big day.

On 29th April, SRUC Edinburgh is holding an Environment Taster Day at the King’s Buildings campus from 5pm – 7.30pm. This event will involve a practical workshop to test atmospheric quality using lichen and will also be an opportunity to find out more about the range of courses in Countryside and Environmental Management at SRUC. Pupils interested can book a place via

If you have any questions about either of the events, please feel free to get in touch.

Kind regards

Anouska Curzon

Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

t: 0131 535 4033



This full-time six week course is focused on preparing unemployed graduates with a HNC/D or degree level qualification for working in a Financial Services organisation. Designed in collaboration with Lloyds Banking Group, Tesco Bank, TSB, Sainsbury’s Bank, and HSBC among others to meet the needs of Financial Services employers in the Edinburgh and East of Scotland region, supporting expansion plans and replacement hiring.

More details here

College applications – North Berwick High

This email has been sent to everyone in S4, 5 and 6
Applying for a college course August 2020
Edinburgh College applications will open soon and it is important you get ready to apply now. To help you with this we are running sessions every Tuesday, period 4 (12noon) in the computing room. These sessions are open to S4 to S6 students, but you need to inform your Guidance Teacher if you in S4 or S5 and want to attend.
Most of the resources we will use can be accessed at: or here
If you are planning to apply for a college course can you please complete the short questionnaire at: or here
Any questions, just email us at or
Mick Burns and Jennifer Jones
Careers Advisers
North Berwick High

A guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland

Some useful information.

Thinking of working or studying in the UK or Ireland? You may be
interested in the answer to one or more of these questions.
n What do they call the qualification which compares most closely
with mine?
Will I get some recognition for the qualifications I have?
What kind of job or course can I apply for with my current qualification?


Scotland’s Rural College Open Days

Edinburgh open days
Edinburgh Campus Open Days generally start at the arrival time indicated, so unless it specifies that it is a drop-in event, please ensure that you arrive at campus in good time for the start. Our Open Days give you an opportunity to find out more about our courses, speak to lecturing staff, and take a look around the campus.

Forthcoming Open Days are as follows – please book your place by following the links. If you are not able to attend on any of these dates, contact us either by phone on 0800 269 453 or by emailing to arrange a visit.

Open Days at SRUC Edinburgh
Open Afternoon: Wednesday 13 November 2019, 2pm (ends around 4:30pm)
Open Evening: Wednesday 27 May 2020, 5pm start (ends around 6:30pm)
Open Evening: Wednesday 27 May 2020, 6pm start (ends around 7:30pm)

More details here