Lifelong Learning

How to Enrol

You can enrol and pay course fees online.

Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!


You can use our secure online booking system to browse available courses, book and pay for them. We accept the following payment methods online:

  • Visa debit or credit card
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • American Express

For other concessions or financial support, applications must be made directly with The Centre for Open Learning. See our Help with Fees page for more information.

Help with Fees


Our Reception at Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road is open: 

  • Monday-Thursday 08:30-19:00
  • Friday 08:30-17:00

Phone no: +44(0)131 650 4400 for enquiries. 

Payment Methods

  • Payment by credit or debit card may be made online.

Terms & Conditions

By enrolling on a course at the Centre for Open Learning you agree to our Terms & Conditions. Please ensure you have read them prior to applying for a course.

Terms & Conditions

Contact Us

Centre for Open Learning

  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Paterson's Land
Holyrood Road

Post Code


  • Reception Office Opening times for in-person visits are:

    - Monday - Thursday 08:30-17:00 (19:00 during term time)
    - Friday - 08:30-17:00

    COL Reception is based in the Old Nursery Building on the Holyrood Campus.