As pupils across Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian continue to consider their choices for the next year, I am writing to update you on a number of areas which will be of interest to them at Edinburgh College.
2016/17 Course applications
Applications are currently being received for our 2016/17 courses and to date we have had over 2,000 applications from schools across the region.We still have places available so thereâ€™s still time to apply before the 29 April deadline at edinburghcollege.ac.uk/courses.
National 5s, Highers and part-time courses can be viewed on our website here and will be open for application on 4 April.
Tracking report You will be aware that Edinburgh College guarantees all eligible school leavers who apply for a course will be given a place. School leaver applications will be tracked and schools will be notified of pupils who have submitted an application by email in a report this week.
Schools College Partnership brochure You will have recently received a copy of our Schools College Partnership brochure which provides details of college courses available to Senior Phase pupils whilst they are still at school. You can view this online here.
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Creative Industries Open Days
In April, we are holding Open Days for two curriculum areas:
Broadcast Media & Photography and Music and Sound Production.
Edinburgh College has a wide range of exciting courses which will provide the specialist training your students require.
Staff and students will provide a full understanding of the opportunities available
Tour the campus facilities and studios
Find out about our courses and entry requirements
See live student performances
Audio Visual Technology, Television, Radio, Photography
Classical and Popular Music, Sound Production, Music Business
Access and Continuing Education (ACE)
Information and Recruitment Day
21 March 2016
10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm
ACE college courses help young people make the jump from school to college. The courses help to develop core skills, encourage confidence and enhance employability skills.
This event is being hosted by our current students from the Entry to Learning and Preparation for Employment courses and will give an insight into the course content through taster activities and demonstrations. Students and lecturers will be available to provide information on ACE courses as well as selling upcycled goods, home baking and raffle tickets. The event is open to school groups and individuals.