Edinburgh's Telford College was a further education college in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In October 2012 the college merged with Jewel & Esk College and Stevenson College to form a new entity called Edinburgh College. The Telford College campus, in the Granton area of north Edinburgh, now forms one of the four main sites of the new college and is called Edinburgh College (Granton Campus).
Edinburgh's Telford College was named after Thomas Telford, the great Scottish civil engineer, and was established in 1968 at Crewe Toll. On 15 September 2006, Telford College's purpose-built main campus in Granton was formally opened by the First Minister of Scotland, the Rt. Hon. Jack McConnell. The "Construction Centre of Excellence" at the Forthside Building on West Shore Road opened on 29 October 2007. The College also hosted the Jisc Regional Support Centre Scotland North & East.
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Certificates, Higher National Diploma, Advanced Diploma, BTEC
For entrance to the college Student should have:
Edinburgh College offers an excellent variety of sport and fitness courses. The College has two purpose-built centres and students also have access to commercial health club and spa.
There is a medical service.
Four students from Edinburgh College (Granton Campus) are preparing to showcase their skills on the national stage after achieving success at the Scottish heats of the WorldSkills UK competitions.
A place where students are able to practice their skills in hairdressing. As part of promoting and encouraging the students at Edinburgh College (Granton Campus) to be inventive, an event was made to show just how talented and creative the students can be. The event was a take on the X-Factor television series concept except that it was for Hair design and innovation.
the Hub in Edinburgh College (Granton Campus)
It is the main social area within the college campus, mainly for the students as well as staff. It can seat up to 300 people and is used for events that the college promotes or for event hire by external companies.
Since 1990's (estimate) there has been International students commencing their enrolment at the college. Joint partnerships have been formed with International educational institutes in India and China to develop a learning bridge for students overseas to gain International credited and recognised qualifications. In addition, Telford has also won an award for ‘Outstanding International Achievement in Scotland’s Colleges’ from the Scottish Council for Development and Industry Award. In relation to the commandment from the Association of College’s Beacon Awards for ‘International Student Support’.
On 21 November after a Board meeting, Edinburgh’s Telford College announced their decision to start merger talks with the other two Edinburgh colleges: Jewel and Esk Valley College and Stevenson College. This decision came after a consultation process with staff and students. The establishment of a new College for the Edinburgh City Region will take place from 1 July 2012 and would be operational from October 2012.