Centre for Open Learning


COL are based at Paterson's Land on the University of Edinburgh's Holyrood campus.

Holyrood building

The Holyrood Campus is located just off the historic Royal Mile (Canongate) and is within easy walking distance of the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace.

COL Reception can be found in the Old Nursery Building on the Holyrood Campus.

Many COL classes are taught in the Paterson's Land building at Holyrood, although some are also held on other campuses, such as the George Square campus and the Lauriston Place campus (Edinburgh College of Art).

Students will be sent clear instructions about where their classes will take place prior to the start of the course.