National Adult Learning Conference: 2 April 2014
Newbattle is the hosting the second National Adult Learning Conference on 2nd April 2014. Click here to find out more information
2014-2015 Prospectus now online
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Now Accepting applications for HNC Social Science SCQF level 7
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Now accepting applications for our SWAP Access to HE Celtic studies SCQF level 6: Apply now
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Now accepting applications for our National Certificate in Celtic Studies SCQF level 6

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Now accepting applications for our National Certificate in Rural Skills SCQF level 4

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Beginners Gaelic classes launching this month with Newbattle Abbey College
Newbattle Abbey College are launching two new Gaelic classes. Find out more about our afternoon and evening classes by clicking the image.
Now accepting applications for our 2014-2015 Access to Higher Education, Arts and Humanities Award

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Our Alumni
We are very proud of the students who have graduated from our programmes. Why not take a moment to read the stories of the people who have come through the college?

Visit our Alumni page here
Award Ceremony 2013 photographs
On the 7th of September 2013, we celebrated the graduation of our students on both the Arts and Humanties Award Programme and our Rural Skills course. Click here to see the second batch of photos.
Watch our brand new promotional video
Take a moment to see the sights at Newbatlle Abbey College as well as finding out first-hand from our students what it's like to study here.
Do more at Newbattle!
Here at Newbattle we want our students to have fun as well as achieve academic success. We have a wide range of extra-curricular activities running throughout the year for you to enjoy alongside your studies. Click on the photo to find out more.
Share the Experience
We have a scheme currently operating where we are asking former students to think of people they know who might want to come and study with us as you did. If you recommend someone who we accept and the student is still with us by Christmas then we will send you £50 as thanks. Click to Refer a Friend
A Stately Home
Set in the grounds of a beautiful 16th Century stately home, Newbattle Abbey College offers returning students the perfect residential environment to further their academic aspirations.
Connected Campus
Newbattle Abbey College is equipped with IT Suites, a wireless network for staff and students, and a new online portal that delivers a truly 21st Century learning experience.
Pan Celtic Programme
Newbattle’s Pan Celtic Programme builds upon the college’s tradition of promoting Scottish culture by running courses and festivals celebrating, traditional music and dance, storytelling, genealogy, woodland heritage and biodiversity, local history, and Gaelic and Scots languages.

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Letters N and A in stylised format representing Newbattle Abbey [College]

Newbattle Abbey College was founded in 1937 when the 11th Marquis of Lothian, gifted his 16th Century home to the Scottish nation. This year, we are proud to be celebrating 75 years of providing adults with a second chance to access education.

We are looking forward to welcoming all our students to the new academic year in September. Whether you are studying on our Award, Rural Skills or Celtic Studies programmes or one of our short courses, we hope your time at Newbattle Abbey College will be a fantastic experience.  We are recruiting now for all our programmes and welcome your applications.

Newbattle Abbey College has a unique setting in a 16th century mansion house built on the remains of a 12th century Cistercian monastery. It is set in extensive grounds including woodlands, an Italian garden and a Community garden all situated next to the River Esk. This makes it an ideal  environment for a residential college which seeks to provide a conducive atmosphere for learning. We have a friendly and committed team of tutors, administration and facilities staff who are always approachable.

We offer a range of activities and courses throughout the year so keep in touch to find out what is going on. Over the next year, we will be developing aspects of our Pan Celtic Programme which will include short courses, musical festivals and events.

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