Edinburgh College

Catherine McCormack

Learning Support Team Leader
0131 297 9024

The information on this page was last updated on 5 September 2018.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

Edinburgh College has held the Buttle Quality Mark for several years, and has dedicated staff at each campus offering support and tailored help for care-experienced young people.

Our staff understand the challenges people who have been in the care system face, and the support we offer you is wide and varied.

Our student recruitment team will help you apply for a course if you haven’t already done so. They can also show you round the campus of your choice and answer any questions you may have, to ease the process of coming to college. You can contact the team on 0131 660 1010, or by e-mail via courseinfo@edinburghcollege.ac.uk.

The Edinburgh College Student Association has its own dedicated website, and you can find out about all the fantastic work they do and how they can support you during your time in college here: https://ecsa.scot.

Support we offer:

  • A named contact on each campus.
  • Pre-application advice and guidance.
  • A guaranteed interview or offer of place if you meet the basic criteria for your chosen course.
  • Pre-entry support for those with a firm offer of a place in college.
  • Careers and progression advice.

Support we offer

  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

Funding support we can offer includes:

  • Fast tracking of student support fund applications.
  • Discretionary (hardship) funds on an ongoing basis.
  • Childcare funding.
  • Support for students seeking asylum.
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain.
  • Financial advice.

When you are thinking about coming to college, one of the most important issues to consider is funding and how you intend to pay for some of the costs that come with being a student.

Our guidance team is happy to discuss your individual circumstances, and help you with a financial health check and budgeting advice. We will also assist you to make any applications to the college’s student support funds.

Named campus contacts are:
Catherine McCormack, Milton Road and Midlothian. Tel: 0131 297 9024.
Craig Gammack, Granton. Tel: 0131 297 8626.
Carol Howie, Sighthill. Tel: 0131 297 8022.