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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…

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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…

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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 courseinfo@edinburghcollege.ac.uk 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…

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How to write a great personal statement

When you apply for a course at college you will need to write a personal statement. This is a couple of paragraphs of text which provide you an opportunity to tell the college why you should be considered for a place on your chosen course. Read our blog for some tips on writing a great…

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Top tips for picking your college course

At Edinburgh College, there are over 700 courses you can study so it may be a bit overwhelming when trying to decide what course is right for you, especially if you’re not sure about what your destination is and what pathway you will take. Read our blog for some tips to help you decide on…

How to make time for learning

 Modern life can be very busy with multiple commitments, making it difficult to find time to concentrate on your own development. college has a range of options that fit around your busy schedule. It is important to try and improve yourself as it helps plan the future and can put you into a job you…

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Five things to know about returning to college

Returning to education might be a bit daunting, especially if it’s been a while since you last studied. There are lots of things to think about when making the decision to come to college as an adult returner. Here are some things to know about if you are thinking about taking that step. You can…

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Get a taste for college life at school

If you’re still at school and thinking about your column choices for next year, why not consider college? Studying part-time at college gives you a different learning experience that can help set you apart by boosting your CV, college application or university application. Read our blog to find out how you can get a taste…

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College courses to suit your situation

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted us all in different ways. If you have faced redundancy as a result of the pandemic or have taken the time to reflect on your job prospects over the last couple of months, you might have landed on the idea of reskilling or upskilling by returning to education.  If you…