ECSA and Edinburgh College join the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

  Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) and Edinburgh College have completed the sign-up process to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme. Due to new challenges COVID-19 has brought when accessing services, and following student queries and feedback from students on the ECSA Virtual Campus, ECSA and the College has joined the scheme. The sunflower lanyard or identification…

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Digital Skills Information Sessions

Attend one of our Digital Skills Information Sessions to find out more about a career in IT, what courses you could study at college, if a course can be tailored for your routine, and funding options to support your studies.


Edinburgh College Glossary

If you’ve been out of education for a while, you might have noticed some unfamiliar terms or acronyms. We’ve put together a glossary of the common terms you might come across when considering college as an option, so that you can be clued up when making your decision. Further Education (FE) Further Education refers to…

Colleges recommend further action to deal with impact of Coronavirus

A collaboration between colleges in east central Scotland has published their proposals on how best to deliver skills and opportunities in Scotland to support the economic recovery. The East Central Scotland Colleges Collaboration, consisting of Edinburgh College, Fife College, Forth Valley College and West Lothian College, worked to produce a comprehensive skills programme designed to…


Funding for every situation

If you are thinking of coming to college, you may be wondering what funding is available to you. Below are some of the options that are available. The funding you are eligible for also depends on various factors, including the course level you plan to study. Our funding tool on the website may be able…


Everything you need to know about college as a school leaver

You might have a lot of questions about coming to college as a school leaver, so we’ve answered some of them in this blog. If you have a question and don’t see it answered here, email us at so a member of the team can help you out. What are my options when I…

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Explore something new at college

The current pandemic has affected us all in different ways. If you have taken the time to reflect on your job prospects over the last couple of months, you might have decided to explore something new at college. Did you have a hobby or passion you would like to pursue further? Or did you always…

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Learning at College in 2021

This year has been very different to what we have been used to. If you are thinking of coming to college in 2021, you might be curious to see how we’re getting on. Below are stories from some of our lecturers and students about how they are finding our new learning formats, so you know…

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How to apply for a college course

College courses starting in January, have now opened for applications! If you have decided that coming to college is your next step, here is everything you need to know about how to apply for a course at Edinburgh College.

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Get ready for a growth sector career

This year has been a challenging one for us all, with the pandemic affecting us in different ways. You might be thinking about coming to college to get a qualification to improve your job prospects, or you might be leaving school with no idea of what kind of career you want.   While your course choice should reflect…