Edinburgh College Schools Bulletin
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Dear Colleague,

As pupils across Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian prepare for SQA exams whilst continuing to consider their choices for the next year, I am writing to make you aware that we still have places available for full time courses beginning August 2016.  Please note that our applications for full time courses will close with effect from Friday 29 April to enable us to carry out an academic review. Those courses with places still available will re-open for applications on
9 May.
2016/17 Full time course applications
Please view the attached document for courses with places still remaining.
Apply online now:

Tracking report
To date we have had a fantastic response from school pupils with over 2,200 applications from 49 schools across Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian.

All schools have unique access to our live tracking system enabling you to view all applications for 2016 and their current status. If you are experiencing any issues with this please get in touch:

Schools College Partnership (SCP)
SCP applications will be reviewed from 29 April to enable interviews to take place. Please ensure all applications are submitted by this date. Following the review we will update you on any places still available. For further information please contact: 

The SCP brochure provides details of college courses available to Senior Phase pupils whilst they are still at school and can be viewed online here

In order for us to understand better when and how you'd like to receive this information from us, please complete a quick feedback form.
From June 2016 we have a number of Foundation Apprenticeships (SCQF Level 6) places still available and will remain open throughout April and May. Foundation Apprenticeships enable pupils in S4 to S6 to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still at school. 

A member of staff will be in touch with Guidance Teachers to arrange a meeting to provide further information on Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities. 

 Course  Suitable for  Entry requirements Start date/Duration
 Pupils making S5 and S6 choices
Minimum of five 
National 5s:
> English A-C
> 4 subjects A-C

 June 2016 / 1 year
  IT &
  Pupils making
S5 choices
 Minimum of five  National 5s:
> Maths A-C
> A Science or Computing A-C
> 3 subjects A-C

  August/September 2016 / 2 years
  Pupils making  S5 choices
 Minimum of five National 5s:
> English A-C
> Maths A-C
> A Science A-C
> 2 subjects A-C

2016 / 2 years


College attendance
2 half days per week: Tuesday and Thursday

The delivery location of each of the programmes is still to be confirmed. Please note there will be funding to support travel to campuses where required.

To apply for Foundation Apprenticeship programmes, Guidance Teachers should complete an application form and submit to
Application forms can be found here.
STEM Academy

58% of all new jobs will be related to STEM in the coming years. Study for an exciting career in one of the fastest growing industries.

For more information and to apply:
Science and Technology NPA
Engineering Skills N5 

Activity Tourism NC

Outdoor activity based qualification in conjunction with local social enterprise organisation, MY Adventure.

For more information and to apply: Activity Tourism NC
Project SEARCH Partnership Programme
SCQF Level 5

Project SEARCH is a partnership between the college, the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian and Intowork to help people aged between 16 to 24 prepare for the world of work. 

Over the course of three entry-level internships, ranging from administrative to manual/practical roles, the young people gain more than 800 hours of practical work-based learning and training, with on-site support by a job coach and college tutor.

For more information and to apply: Project SEARCH 

Tourism & Hospitality Open Day
Thursday 26 May
Granton campus
12- 4pm

Our Hospitality & tourism team are opening their doors to all school pupils across Edinburgh to give them an insight into our courses and facilities to discover what life is like for your students at Edinburgh College. 

Professional Cookery
Experience a professional kitchen in action. There may even be some tasters to try!
Hospitality, Retail and Events
Meet current students and gain valuable first-hand knowledge.
Travel, Tourism and Modern Languages
Visit our airplane cabin to see what life is like above the clouds. 
Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies 
Explore our working salons and the incredible facilities on-site. 

This event is aimed at all pupils from S1 – S6 who want to find out more about the courses we offer and the opportunities these lead too.
Please register your schools attendance by clicking the button below. 
Register now
GLOW festival
7 May - 30 June 2016

Edinburgh College’s dazzling creative students light up the city with a two month celebration of their luminous skills at this year’s Glow festival.

Enjoy performances and exhibitions from students covering everything from music, theatre and dance to photography, sculpture and illustration. 

For a full list of events download our brochure: Glow brochure
Friday 10 June will see the college hosting our Annual Prizegiving event to recognise and reward the hard work and commitment of our students at our Milton Road campus. Look out for your invitation and we look forward to sharing this special event with you.
We hope you find this information useful. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me by reply to this email.

Diane Gordon
Events and Stakeholder Manager
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