Edinburgh College Schools Bulletin - December 2016
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Welcome to the last bulletin of 2016, just before everyone heads off for the Christmas holidays. We have lots of things happening early in the New Year which will be of interest to staff, pupils and parents.

This bulletin contains details on the following:  

  • College Open Days January 2017
  • Winter Leavers Guaranteed Places Scheme
  • January Course Offering
  • P7 STEM Inspiration Experience
  • Foundation Apprenticeships
  • Contact Details
Edinburgh College is opening the doors of all four of our campuses and inviting all schools from across the region to join us on a campus of your choice at a time that suits you best. We want to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to explore the vast range of options that we offer to support their future choices on leaving school.

Each campus has its own diverse range of facilities offering students opportunities to experience, at first hand, industry standards across our curriculum.

The dates are as follows:
Date Campus Times
Tuesday 17 January Milton Road               11:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 19 January Granton  11:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday 24 January Midlothian 11:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 26 January Sighthill  11:00am - 2:00pm
30 minute time slots can be booked using this link. Please book by 5pm Wednesday 11 January 2017. 

It is your choice as to which campus you wish to visit depending on curriculum interest from your pupils. You can also book to attend more than one Open Day.

Every campus will have information points for pupils to discuss their areas of interest. However, your decision may be based on what curriculum is specifically offered at individual campuses. Please click for further details.

Each campus will have:
  • Course information stands (full curriculum portfolio)
  • Student Support, Funding and Guidance teams available to answer any questions
  • Areas for applications to be made
  • Tours of facilities
  • Short presentation on student life at Edinburgh College 
We understand that these dates may not suit all due to prelims and study leave periods, and so if you wish to arrange an alternative visit please email here.


This year for the first time we are introducing our Schools Guarantee for all winter leavers. Edinburgh College is guaranteeing a place to study for all eligible school pupils in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian, to make sure they achieve their education and career ambitions.

Our guarantee promises that we will help every school student who applies find a course at the right level in the right subject.

A number of schools have already contacted us with details of their winter leavers. It’s not too late to apply. To provide us with details of your winter leavers, please contact Deborah Robertson at

We have a wide range of part time and full time programmes across the curriculum starting in January 2017. We are continuing to add courses so please keep an eye on the website. Click here for the full selection.
The P7 STEM Inspiration Experience is a one day introduction to STEM for primary 7 school groups, delivered at Edinburgh College Midlothian or Sighthill Campus. The project is designed to enable P7 classes to experience STEM technology, with practical workshops delivered in a college setting. 

A range of dates are available throughout February/March 2017. To register interest please e-mail
Foundation Apprenticeships are a great way for senior phase pupils to gain valuable work experience and obtain a vocational qualification alongside academic qualifications.

Edinburgh College will be offering a range of Foundation Apprenticeships in 2017. Applications open on 16 January 2017. See the college website for further details at
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