College Courses

School College Partnership (SCP) Courses

Are you thinking of studying at college whilst you are still at school?  If so, then one of the School College Partnership courses could be for you!  Edinburgh College offers a range of opportunities for S4-S6 pupils wishing to attend college on a part time basis whilst still at school. These courses can provide pupils with a range of educational opportunities and specialist subjects that can be added into their existing timetable, all of which have clear progression routes to full time college courses.

South East Scotland Academies Programme (SESAP)

Also available is the Academies Programme​ which smoothes the transition between school, college, university and employment. This is a partnership initiative between Edinburgh College and local Universities which is designed to improve pupils’ prospects of moving on to further or higher education and boosts employability through a programme of work experience with industry experts.

Foundation Apprenticeships allow pupils to gain an industry recognised qualification by attending college 2 afternoons a week alongside an employer led work placement. Foundation Apprenticeships are available in Financial Services, IT&Digital Services and Engineering at SCQF Level 6.

For further information on any of these courses which form part of the Schools College Provision, and to discuss your suitability, speak to your Guidance Teacher, Careers Adviser or contact the Schools College Partnership Team for more details.​

You can also download the Schools College Partnership Brochure​.

Supported Learning 

In addition to the SCP and Academies programmes, Edinburgh College also offer programmes for young people who have received extra support at school or from another organisation, who are planning to leave school and are thinking about attending college.

The School Transition Link course at Sighthill campus is for young people working at SCQF level 1 or 2 who have higher support needs. The course runs over 2 hours once a week from September to January or January to June.

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The Introduction to College courses at Milton Road, Granton, Sighthill and Midlothian are for young people working at SCQF level 3 or 4 who are receiving extra support at School. The course runs for a full day for 18 weeks from September to January or January to June.

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For pupils who may not be considered for mainstream college courses, Edinburgh College offer a Future Steps Programme which provides a flexible approach to learning based qualifications and experience. Pupils have the opportunity to complete a 12 week placement and have an allocated worker to provide support throughout their learning journey.

Speak to the Support for Learning team in school for more information.