Centre for Open Learning

Our Programmes

COL is the home of Short Courses, English language Education, the International Foundation Programme and the International Summer School.

Short courses

Short courses
The Centre for Open Learning offers daytime and evening short courses for adults, open to all. Subjects range from archaeology to society and politics, art workshops and a variety of language courses offered at many levels.

English language

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English Language Education has over 30 years' experience in providing a wide range of Academic and Specialist English courses for international students and teachers.

International Foundation Programme

A full-time, one-year programme which will prepare you for degree level study within the humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Summer School

Innovative and inspiring education to students from around the world.