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Thinking About The CertHE?

Considering the CertHE but still have questions? Read our testimonial from a former student or check out our FAQs to help you decide.

Music Short Courses: The Icons of Jazz

Dick Lee, Short Courses Music Teaching Fellow, looks at iconic figures from the history of jazz and encourages you to enjoy Scotland’s thriving jazz scene.

The Certificate of Education (CertHE)

If you’re looking for a part-time route to study, then the CertHE might be perfect for you.

Reasons to Choose a Short Course

Some top tips on why you should take a short course at COL

Booking Opens today!

Booking for University of Edinburgh 2022/23 Short Courses is now open!

Shakespeare film adaptation review by James Ellison

Centre of Open Learning Teaching Fellow, James Ellison gives us his thoughts on the recent Shakespeare adaptations in film.

2022 Art Exhibitions to Visit Across Scotland

University of Edinburgh's Short Courses Art Teaching Fellow Ed Bruce rounds up his top exhibition recommendations you won't want to miss across the country this spring and summer.

Learn Flash Fiction This Spring!

What is Flash Fiction? Short Courses Creative Writing Teaching Fellow, Gavin Inglis, shares more details about the micro literary form including his 10-week Short Course on the subject.

Talking Italian - Reasons To Visit

Short Courses Languages Teaching Fellow, Marianna Sepe Remmouche, gives an insight into why visiting Italy (and learning Italian) is a must in 2022.

Returning to The Office: A Social Psychology Perspective

Raluca David, University of Edinburgh Short Courses Teaching Fellow in Psychology, highlights the pros and cons of returning to the traditional work environment through the lens of social psychology.

Term 3 - Booking Now Open!

We are delighted to let you know that booking for Term 3 of the 2021/22 University of Edinburgh Short Courses is now open!

Learn British Sign Language in 2022!

BSL courses are sparking more and more interest thanks to Rose Ayling-Ellis' participation in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.