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Edinburgh College

Midlothian's College of life long learning

Edinburgh College was formed on 1 October 2012 as a result of the merger between Edinburgh’s Telford College, Jewel & Esk College and Stevenson College Edinburgh. Edinburgh College has four main campuses: Granton (formerly Edinburgh’s Telford College), Milton Road and Midlothian (both formerly Jewel & Esk College) and Sighthill (formerly Stevenson College Edinburgh). Edinburgh College is one of the largest colleges in Scotland and in the UK, with around 22,000 students currently.

The former 3 individual colleges had a long history of commitment to fairness for all. In the newly merged college are committed to equality of opportunity and to a culture that respects difference. Edinburgh College believe that, as an employer and public body, Edinburgh College can play a leading part in the promotion of equality and diversity more widely. Edinburgh College recognise that equality of access to education is crucial in unlocking many significant opportunities in life.

Edinburgh College have embraced the changes brought by the Equality Act 2010 and development of our draft equality outcomes is an important step in refreshing our approach to equality in response to the Act and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012.

Edinburgh College want our equality outcomes to reflect the views of as wide a range of people as possible, including students, local community and other key partners, representatives of equality groups, and our own staff. That way they are much more likely to have the correct focus and therefore a broader impact.

Our goal is to help you, the student, achieve your goals. Our staff are committed to supporting you on your learning experience and to helping you fulfil your potential.

Edinburgh College recognise that for some people coming to college can be a daunting experience – particularly if it is some time since you were last ‘in education’ or if you have had bad experiences at school or another college. Experience has shown Edinburgh College that some study support early in your course can make a big difference. This study support can include help with:

Edinburgh College creating opportunities in Edinburgh and the Lothian'sEdinburgh College has seven key principles:

  • Putting students first
  • Investing in staff
  • Accessibility and inclusion
  • An ethos of ambition
  • Engagement with employers
  • Diversification and growth of income
  • Exemplary governance

Study support includes help with:

  • organising yourself
  • reading efficiently
  • taking notes
  • information gathering
  • giving presentations
  • writing reports
  • essay writing
  • revision techniques
  • exam skills
  • memory skills
  • planning projects
  • using the library

For other students, learning is made more challenging as a result of a specific learning difficulty or a disability that requires specialist support. If you are one of these people, our team of Study Support staff can offer you Extended Learning Support and confidential guidance.

Difficulties may be associated with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, dyspraxia, sensory impairment, social or emotional difficulties, health problems, mental health problems or mobility difficulties. As well as this, Edinburgh College are able to assist students who qualify for the Disabled Students Allowance with the completion of their application form and advise them on supportive technology. Formal assessments for the DSA are carried out in College.

Prospectives for 2016 courses at Edinburgh College. All courses offered are in the link

How to contact Edinburgh College

Your initial contact to Edinburgh College should be through our Information Department. You can reach them on Telephone logo 0131 669 4400. Or by email at info@edinburghcollege.ac.uk Please say that you heard about Edinburgh College through Forward Midlothian Disabled.

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