Edinburgh College Schools Bulletin
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We hope you find this regular schools information bulletin useful. This is our main method of communication with schools which includes information on events, open days, new courses and initiatives. If there are any contacts you wish to add to the distribution list please email

In this Bulletin you will find further details on all of the following:

Edinburgh College is guaranteeing a place on a January 2017 course for every eligible winter leaver. Attached is a list of indicative January courses but in order that we can shape the course offer to meet with the needs of our leavers, schools are requested to provide us with a list of their winter leavers to enable us to establish numbers and areas of interest. The leavers form can be accessed here and should be e-mailed to Jonny Pearson, Assistant Principal, Recruitment and Retention

The deadline for submitting this information is November 18th.


Our follow up Schools meeting this Session will be held on  2nd December 8.30am at our Sighthill Campus.  The focus of the meeting is: 

  • Edinburgh College 17/18 curriculum
  • Schools College Partnership Senior Phase portfolio
  • STEM manifesto and course proposals
  • Foundation Apprenticeships for 17/18

Invitations will be sent out shortly and we hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend.

We will shortly be launching ‘Career Coach’ which is an online career and course matching portal, accessed via the college web site, which enables users to make informed course and career choices. 

The system uses live data from a range of economic and government sources to provide up to date information on employment opportunities, pay scales, current vacancies and the outlook for future opportunities in the region.

A direct link to the Edinburgh College course portfolio gives access to over 900 courses with a range of study options to enable progression to employment or further study to achieve career goals.

The portal will incorporate a CV builder service which helps to create a professional CV using information from a database of roles with relevant responsibilities and skills, qualifications etc.

Career Coach can be viewed at:

Edinburgh College will be attending Skills Scotland on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at the Royal Highland Centre – Ingliston. This year’s event is set to be biggest and better, with interactive activities from music, pharmacy and dentistry, construction, engineering, cookery, retail and many more. Our schools team and course recruitment teams will also be on hand to answer any questions about courses starting in January or August 2017. We hope to see you there!

A Summer Schools programme has been scheduled to run on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons throughout June.  This is essentially a transition programme which will enable senior phase pupils to develop their study skills and assist with college orientation.

To establish interest, please email:

Get advice and preparation skills for 2017 Musical Theatre Auditions.

Auditions require you to sing, dance and act. The workshop includes:
  • learn a short musical theatre dance routine
  • work on singing & acting warm-ups
  • practise interview questions
  • get advice on choosing songs & monologues for your audition
Broughton High School, Edinburgh
11 November, 2016
13:30 – 16:30

Wear clothes you can move in, soft soled shoes and bring water. 
Worthshop spaces are limited so to confirm your attendance, please email:

Dance auditions for the all our dance programmes beginning August 2017 are being held at our Granton campus over the coming months, please click here for further details.

We are also hosting a Dance Open Day on Thursday 22 December 2016 at our Granton Campus from 1-4pm where participants will take part in dance workshops and have the opportunity to attend the matinee performance of our Christmas show ‘First Footing’. To book a place email:

Edinburgh College honoured around 700 students at its annual Graduation ceremony at the city's Usher Hall, cheered on by friends and family on Friday 30 September.

Students from across the college's curriculum celebrated as they received their awards and said farewell to their time at Edinburgh College.

Across three ceremonies over the day, students graduated in subjects covering business; construction and building crafts; creative industries; engineering; health, wellbeing and social sciences; and tourism and hospitality. Teaching staff at the college also picked up professional development awards.

The best-performing students from each of the college's curriculum centres received awards for academic excellence from the college's Principal Annette Bruton and Regional Chair Ian McKay. Prizes for outstanding citizenship were awarded to students by the college's graduation robing company, Marston. And college partners including NHS Lothian, The Merchant Company of Edinburgh and the Scottish Qualifications Authority handed out further prizes for student achievement.

Edinburgh College Principal Annette Bruton said: "Graduation was a wonderful day. It was a huge honour to share the stage with our graduates and to join their families and friends in the celebrations.

"Achieving anything in education takes an enormous amount of dedication, willpower and often sacrifice, so every one of our graduates deserves every success. They are now going on to careers or further studies, equipped by their time with us to achieve the futures they want in whatever they choose to do. They're also joining a large group of alumni that has made its mark across our country and the world in every sphere, making valuable contributions to society. 

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