KIC Edinburgh has been recently refurbished to the highest standards: extended student room space, an in-school sandwich bar, Interactive whiteboards in every classroom and wheelchair access. Our recent expansion (2012) provides ample space to study and relax. It’s a 21st century interior with a 19th century exterior. In addition, we have installed excellent wi-fi throughout the 2 buildings.
Situated in a UNESCO world Heritage location, the college is at the heart of the City Centre, with easy access to the highlands at weekends. Glasgow is 1 hour by train and Loch Ness can be visited in a day.
We have many courses as well as general English, such as IELTS preparation, Business English and the festival course throughout August. Classes are Monday to Friday and students chose the intensity of their course, dependining on their needs. As well as classes we have a study centre with 22 PCs, a library and a teacher on hand to help throughout the day.
A full time member of staff plans a varied and fun social programme, ensuring that there is something to suit all tastes. In the summer we run a Junior Centre for students aged 14 and above. Central residential accommodation and classes are within walking distance of Edinburgh’s tourist attractions. Please visit the Kaplan Juniors website for more information http://www.kaplaninternational.com/junior/english-school-courses.aspx
KIC Edinburgh is a TOEIC and Trinity test centre The Cambridge ESOL test centre( FCE, CAE IELTS) is across the road.
We have excellent feedback from individuals and groups. Pleaser see our latest inspection report on the Education Scotland webpage http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/
There are 2 options Homestay:
Homestay accommodation in Edinburgh is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in the Scottish culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations outside of your course Room type: Twin or Single
Minimum age: 16
Kaplan International Colleges also offer apartment living for students http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RcZ_UaljewThe apartments mostly house local and international students, providing the perfect opportunity to practice English and make friends outside of courses. Apartments are ideal for students who want more independence and to live in a student-centered community. The residence is a 25 minute walk or a 10 minute bur ride. Room type: Single, ensuite
Minimum age: 18
Meals provided: None
Students can opt for private bathroom and a host close to school.
We can arrange transfers from/to local airports (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick) and the station.
We have a full-time staff member dedicated to the social programme. Daily events (morning and afternoon) as well as evening activities are planned well in advance so students can select what they would like to do.
Weekend trips as well as tickets to international sporting events and live music gigs are all part of the programme. In school parties and Ceilidhs (Scottish dance evenings) are very popu;ar and regular events. Trips to the highlands can be arranged with local tour companies at reduced rates.
Excellent recommendation rating and Education Scotland report (August 2012) as well BC accreditation