Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for each course will vary depending on the level and subject you wish to study. For an NQ level 5 course up to 5 National 4 qualifications may be required, while for an HNC/D level course you may need one or more Highers or a relevant NQ or equivalent. Other courses may expect you to be currently employed in that area such as PDAs. 

The entry requirements listed are based on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). You can find out more about the SCQF at

If you are returning to education and have no formal qualifications, your experiences in work and life may also provide entry.

For most courses, you will be required to attend an interview before an offer is made.

You can find specific entry requirements for your chosen course under the course entry section for each of the courses in the course entry. These are the minimum entry requirements needed to secure an interview and do not guarantee entry.

Whatever your level of experience or qualifications we will have a course for you.

If you have a question about entry requirements or any aspect of studying at Edinburgh College, please contact us.

Students from the UK or EU please contact  or call 0131 297 8300 or advice.

If you are from outside the EU and have a question about entry requirements, please contact our International Team at  or call + 44 (0) 131 297 9995

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