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…

Top 5 reasons to study computing at Edinburgh College

At Edinburgh College you can study everything from web design to desktop support, networking and games development. You can master skills in digital media, 3D printing, programming and robotics, taught by experienced lecturers. If you’re still not convinced, here are our top 5 reasons for studying computing courses at the college. Internship opportunities for computing students Students…

Five tips to help you become more sustainable on the road

We’re continuing to support Earth Hour and the Promise for the Planet campaign throughout this week, with the aim of influencing positive behaviour changes to support a more sustainable planet. Today we’re focusing on transport, an area in which the smallest of changes can make a huge difference. Bob Murphy, the college’s electric vehicle administrator,…

Interview and auditions at college

Interview and audition top tips from college lecturers

So you’ve made your college application and now you have been invited for an interview or an audition, well done! To help you out we’ve talked to a few lecturers to find out what makes a good interview, and how you can be as prepared as possible for when you apply to college. Not yet…

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 – Meet the apprentices – Lauren Lawson

Name: Lauren Lawson Age: 16 Studying: IT: Software Development Foundation Apprenticeship Sixteen-year-old Forrester High School pupil Lauren is in her first year of studying a foundation apprenticeship in IT:Software Development. Lauren attends college two afternoons a week and will spend around 10 hours a week with an employer in the second year of her apprenticeship.…

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 – Meet the apprentices – Anna Skrupska

Name: Anna Skrupska Age: 20 Studying: Creative Digital Media Apprenticeship Employer: Scottish Qualifications Authority  Creative Digital Media apprentice Anna Skrupska is studying Web Development HND while working for the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). In her role as a learning technologist, Anna develops training courses for staff at the SQA. We caught up with her about her…

Do something different at school

So you’re in your 4th year of high school and it’s time to start thinking about your column choices, and essentially, what you want to do after school. It can be incredibly daunting, but there are choices open to you that go beyond the typical school classroom that can be really valuable to your future.…

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 – Meet the apprentices

We’re supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 (5-9 March) and throughout the week we’ll be catching up with some of our apprentices to find out why doing an apprenticeship was the best choice for them and how they’re benefiting from gaining an industry recognised qualification while learning on-the-job. HOUSEKEEPING AND HOSPITALITY APPRENTICE – ALEX  Name: Alex Gair…

Apprenticeships: Past, present and future

With Scottish Apprenticeship Week coming up, we thought we’d have a frank, honest chat with you about apprenticeships. We know that sometimes apprenticeships are thought of as an old-fashioned option, reserved for traditional trades. But things have changed and apprenticeships today are getting people into all kinds of modern, hi-tech careers. We don’t think they’re…