Edinburgh College Schools Bulletin
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Dear colleague

Before all your pupils and staff head off to enjoy the long summer break and await exam results on 9 August, we wanted to bring to your attention the latest updates from the college.

In this edition of the bulletin you will find details about the following:

If any pupils are still uncertain of their plans, please see here for all full time courses with places still available. We continue to review applications and will add further courses which have places available on an on-going basis and remember our Course Information team are available throughout the summer to answer any queries and can be contacted at 0131 660 1010 or
Drop-In Surgery
Friday 12 August 2016
Sighthill Campus
12 - 4.00pm

Following the SQA results we are holding a Drop-In Surgery for all current applicants and others who are unsure of their options following their results.

If anyone has any questions regarding their choices, please drop-in and our staff will be available to answer all questions regarding courses, availability, and funding.

Following on from our schools events held earlier this year, and as part of our engagement programme, we would like to meet with representatives from all schools across Edinburgh, Midlothian, and East Lothian.

Our Schools College Provision offers opportunities for S4-S6 pupils to come to college on a full or part-time basis and provides a wide range of educational opportunities and specialist subjects.

We would like to hear from you as to how we can work with schools to support our young people across the region achieve their potential. The options we offer need to support and compliment the work you are doing with your pupils and meet the needs of the local economy and prepare our young people for their next stages. We'd love to hear your views.

We would like to invite you to attend a consultation meeting at our Milton Road campus and are proposing this takes place on  Friday 9 September from 08:30-10:30am. Should this date present any challenges with the School calendar, then please do let me know.

To confirm your attendance, please email:

Schools Tracking Information
We are delighted to confirm that as of 21 June we received 2660 applications from school pupils across Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian as part of our Schools guaranteed places scheme. With 60% of those applications coming from Edinburgh, 21% from East Lothian and 19% from Midlothian. 

Places are still available with recruitment ongoing throughout the Summer. Available places can be found here

We have a number of Foundation Apprenticeships (SCQF Level 6) places still available. Foundation Apprenticeships enable pupils in S4 to S6 to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still at school. 

Foundation Apprenticeship Courses can give pupils a real head start, gaining valuable work experience with high profile companies and an industry recognised qualification to add to their CV.

 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 enquire about Foundation Apprenticeship programmes over the summer, pupils should visit

Over 300 Staff, students and guests spent a thoroughly enjoyable evening celebrating the success of our 2016 prize winners on 10 June at our Milton Road campus.  This was a wonderful ceremony celebrating those students who excelled in such a variety of areas, with a number of our prize winners from Schools across the region. Photographs can be found here.

Save the date – celebrating all our Higher Education students from the Class of 2016, look out for you invitation to attend!
We hope you have a wonderful summer as we continue the preparations for all our returning and new students in August.

Diane Gordon
Events and Stakeholder Manager
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