Edinburgh College will host a virtual version of its annual Clearing Events to help students across the region and beyond to secure their place on a College course during session 2020/21.

While the college is unable to welcome applicants on to campus as normal for clearing, prospective students can contact the College’s admissions and course teams to secure a place on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 August 2020.

The College will open its Clearing call centre at 10am each day and is encouraging those interested in starting a new course to help them take the first step on their chosen career journey, or to reskill and upskill to support them in achieving their dreams during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, to make that call.

As well as the opportunity to secure a place on a course starting in September, the Clearing call centre will also provide school leavers, adult returners, or those in employment with an opportunity to: talk to course specialists about the best study options for them; speak with college student support staff who can provide advice on course delivery and additional support requirements; find out about student funding options and course fees.

Edinburgh College Principal Audrey Cumberford said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to Edinburgh College for session 2020/21 – albeit in very different circumstances than in previous years.

“We still have places available across a range of courses, and we’d encourage anyone considering the first or next steps in their career to contact our teams during our Clearing Events to assess the best available study options for this year and beyond.”

To secure a course place during Edinburgh College’s Clearing Events, applicants and prospective students should call0131 297 8300 between 10am and 4pm on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 August.

Those who wish to seek advice during the Clearing Events but would prefer not to call, can contact the college by email:clearing@edinburghcollege.ac.uk.