Edinburgh College has four main campuses across the Edinburgh and Lothians region: Granton, Milton Road, Midlothian and Sighthill.
With around 26,000 students, Edinburgh College is one of the largest colleges in Scotland.
Courses and subjects
The college offers 700 courses ranging from Access and short courses to HNC, HND and degree level on a full and part time basis. Many students progress onto the second or third year of a degree programme at university after completing an HND at the college.
Courses are split into subject areas covering Access and Continuing Education; Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5; Art and Design; Automotive Engineering; Broadcast Media and Photography; Built Environment; Childhood Practice; Computing; Construction Trades; Electrical Engineering; Engineering; Enterprise and Commerce; ESOL College Based; ESOL Community Based; Hairdressing and Beauty; Health Professions and Social Services; Modern Languages; Music and Sound Production; Performing Arts; Professional Cookery and Hospitality; Retail and Events; Science; Sport and Fitness; Social Science; and Travel and Tourism.
Facilities and services
Granton Campus is based in the north of Edinburgh. Students have access to excellent equipment and resources, and the ‘learning street’ has study spaces and computers as well as an on site library and resource centre. There is a fully equipped sports hall and spacious art studios, with the latest tools and materials. It also has the Granton Hair and Beauty Academy, the college’s own training restaurant and the Construction Centre for Excellence.
The Milton Road Campus is based in the east of Edinburgh, and has modern purpose built facilities. CRE:8 has amazing facilities for musicians, sound engineers and TV producers. It is also home to the college’s main gym and spa, and the college’s other training restaurant.
The Midlothian Campus in Dalkeith features an Oil Production Platform Simulator, The Solar Meadow, specialist engineering and construction equipment and purpose built plumbing and electrical workshops.
Sighthill Campus is in the west of Edinburgh. The centre for sport and exercise provides an outstanding training facility for students, and is available for staff and students to use. The Music Box is the college's state-of-the-art music centre. The centre offers excellent practice, recording and performance facilities.
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