There’s Something In the Water

Outdoor Learning,  Outdoor Education, Forest Schools, Forest Kindergarten, Outdoor Play, Nature Play,  whatever you want to call it, it’s undeniable that there’s a thirst for getting children and young people outdoors.   Nature-Deficit Disorder is something of a modern phenomenon in our largely sedentary, tech-reliant culture.  A lifestyle far- removed from that of as little as…

5 Reasons to be in Edinburgh This Summer

Haven’t made plans for the summer yet? Here are 5 reasons why Edinburgh is the best place to be. 1. Experience the world’s leading festival city Edinburgh comes to life with festivals during summer, with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe alone selling an estimated 2.5 million tickets for 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 2017. Walking…

Funding – Your 5 Steps to Funding

The funding process can complicated and daunting, due to the large amount of reading involved. We have broken down the funding process into 5 easy steps to hopefully get your head around. Our 5 Steps to Funding are: 1. Check our Funding Tool Our funding tool is a great way of breaking down all the funding…

4 things you might not know about Edinburgh College

Thinking of joining us here at Edinburgh College? Here are a few things you might not know about us. We have students from over 100 countries Our students come from around the world – some studying at the College all year, some on short courses covering English language, Travel & Tourism, Engineering and more. We…

What part-time childcare course is right for me?

Here’s the lowdown on our part-time and evening childcare courses. Which course suits you best?   Childhood Practice HNC Part-Time Day (Granton) Perfect for: Those who want to get into childcare but have other commitments, such as childcare, that they need to work around. This course is perfect if you need to work around school…

What can you do with a spare 8 hours?

With the launch of our part-time courses this week, we thought we would compare the time it takes to come to college each week to other things you could do instead. What do you think is a better use of your time? Watch 114.2 YouTube videos According to Mini Matters, the average YouTube video is…

Top 5 reasons to disclose your additional support need

So you have accepted your place at college and are eagerly awaiting to start your course in August. However, if you have a disability or additional support need it is best for you to let us know before the start of term. That involves chatting to us over the summer, and here are our top…

Calling for Superhero Childcare Workers!

Beyoncé is ruling Coachella, Kendrick Lamar just won a Pulitzer prize and Cardi B is breaking Guinness World Records all over the place.  If you’re like me, you might look at these celebrities and think of these people as superhuman.  Professional, efficient, driven, inspiring, talented. What if I was to say that childcare professionals could be…

Top 5 Reasons to Study Art and Design

The School of Art and Design at Edinburgh College is one of the largest of its kind in the UK with over 700 students. It also has a strong reputation for progressing students into both degree-level study and employment in the creative industries. Need more convincing? Here are our top five reasons why students study…

Top 5 Reasons to Study Retail

Retail courses at Edinburgh College let you learn the ins and outs of the retail industry including: Staff Management Customer Care Communication Merchandising Selling Skills Retail Operations 1. VARIETY Not only do these units give you the skills for work within the industry, these can be used in a variety of types of retail. So…