Welcome to Edinburgh College. They are Scotland's Capital College and we provide high-quality education and training to people and businesses across the region and beyond. They welcome students from over 139 countries worldwide, who choose from over 700 courses across 25 different subject areas with full-time, part-time, evening and distance-learning options available from access to degree level.
The School of Art and Design is one of the largest of its kind in the UK with over 700 students. It has a strong reputation for progressing students into both degree-level study and employment in the creative industries.
Their students regularly present their art and design work in exhibitions at industry nights in venues across Edinburgh. Their graduate diploma shows in 2019 were held at The City Art Centre, The Fruitmarket Gallery and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
Edinburgh College is a leading provider of automotive and mechanical engineering. Automotive programmes on offer range from classic vehicle restoration, vehicle accident repair, transport maintenance and advanced vehicle diagnostics. Our students learn about the design, manufacture, operation and repair of a wide range of vehicles.
If you are interested in outside broadcasting, audio visual technology, film and television, radio, digital media or photography (still and moving image), their exciting range of programmes will provide the specialist training you require.
Their courses give you the practical skills to work in areas like architectural technology, civil engineering, and construction management. Whether you want to design buildings, learn how to build bridges or manage construction projects, our technical building courses will get you ready for working in the construction sector. This includes giving you a creative background, science and maths skills, knowledge of materials and understanding of new building technologies.
Childhood Practice is one of the largest departments at Edinburgh College. Their courses can lead to very rewarding and satisfying careers, with a job in early learning and childcare giving you the opportunity to teach children skills for life. The Scottish Government’s 2020 agenda has developed an increase in career opportunities in early learning and childcare.
Whether you have got what it takes to code the next big app, or you are a future innovator of computer science, there is a Computing course at Edinburgh College to suit you. You can study everything from web design to desktop support, networking and games development.
Their course offering includes all elements of brickwork, plastering, roofing, stonemasonry, carpentry and joinery, and painting and decorating to prepare you for working in the construction industry. While studying at Edinburgh College you will benefit from realistic working environments. All of their courses provide a qualification designed to prepare you for employment, career development or progression to further study. You may also have the opportunity to work on real projects which relate to the tasks you could expect to find in the industry.
If you are looking to become an electrical or electronic engineer, they have a range of courses to support you in your chosen specialism. Courses cover areas such as power systems, electrical installation, motors and generators, electronics and soldering, signal processing and microcontroller programming as well as more general electrical theory.
Edinburgh College is at the forefront of modern engineering, offering an exciting range of courses which are designed to respond to the needs of the industry.
Whether you choose mechanical engineering, energy and environmental engineering, heating and ventilation, fabrication and welding or measurement and control they offer a range of training levels to meet your individual needs.
Edinburgh College offers a range of SQA accredited courses to prepare you for the fast-paced and ever changing business industry including professional areas of business, marketing, finance, accounting, legal services and human resource management, and administration.
Edinburgh College offers a range of courses, working in a live, realistic environment in our professional training salons to get you ready for a career in hairdressing, beauty or complementary therapies. You will gain real work experience, learning on the job and developing your hairdressing and beauty skills at our state-of-the-art salons on campus using top industry brands including Elemis, Dermalogica and Wella.
If you are looking to develop your knowledge in the areas of health, dental nursing or pharmacy then they have a range of courses to support your ambitions. Courses range from entry level to HNC, with progression to employment or university for further study.
Learning a modern language will prepare you for exciting opportunities in tourism, international business, government, teaching and further vocational study. Here at Edinburgh College, you can study French, Spanish, Italian, German and Gaelic. You will learn language skills that are valued by employers. What’s more, you will build transferable skills you can apply to any career.
Edinburgh College offers full-time, comprehensive courses in music, music business and sound production, from entry level to degree level. Their lecturers and instrumental/vocal tutors are experts in their fields, providing you with excellent teaching in a broad range of subjects.
Edinburgh College is home to Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS), one of the country’s largest and most respected centres for training in the Performing Arts. Whether you aspire towards a career in acting, dance, technical theatre, make-up artistry, costume production or design, PASS is a great place to kick start your career.
If you are looking for a career within the professional cookery or hospitality industry then Edinburgh College has the course for you. Their Professional Cookery courses will give you the opportunity to train in professional industry-standard kitchens preparing food for staff, students and customers.
Retail and events are two of the most exciting and fast paced industries to be employed in. Their retail courses are designed to prepare you for a career as a retail advisor, store supervisor or manager.
They offer a range of science courses that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of career paths in the physical and chemical engineering sectors as well as growing life science industries. You will get the opportunity to study at a range of different levels, whether that’s taking your first steps with an introductory course, gaining a broad range of employer relevant skills on our NC programmes or aiming straight for university with our access courses, you will find the ideal programme for you.
Whether you are looking to build a career in fitness, sports coaching or health and exercise, their programmes will equip you with leadership, communication and teamwork skills to succeed in the multi-million pound sport and fitness industry.
From psychology, sociology and history to politics and criminology, they have a huge selection of Social Science courses at Edinburgh College. You can choose from introductory courses, Higher, NC or HNC.
Edinburgh College offers full-time Travel and Tourism courses from National Certificate (NC) level 4 to Higher National Diploma (HND) level 8. Course units range across tour guiding, resort representation, marketing, air travel, senior air cabin crew, visitor attraction operations, skills for customer care and many more. Some of their units are taught and assessed in our mock plane fuselage classroom based at their Granton Campus.
Edinburgh College also offers a variety of Apprenticeships. Click here to find a vacant apprenticeship that interests you!
When you are thinking about starting college, one of the most important things to consider is funding and how you intend to pay for some of the costs that come with being a student.
Click here to use Edinburgh College`s funding tool and find out if you are eligible for funding support.
Click here for a summary of Course Fees and how they work at Edinburgh College.
Head: Audrey Cumberford