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Celtic Studies
How much do you know about the traditional Celtic origins of our country and how that rich culture influences our lives today?

Learn more about our 1-year Celtic Study courses here
Apply now for Preparation for FE 2016
For those thinking of returning to study, successful completion of the 6-month course leads to options at Newbattle or other colleges.

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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?

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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 and estate to the Scottish nation.

As ‘Scotland’s Life-Changing College’, we offer adults, most of whom have few or no qualifications, the opportunity to experience a high quality transformative learning experience within an historic heritage site. We also offer a Higher National programme and have developed courses for young people at points of transition. Our motto is ‘Sero Sed Serio’ (Late but in Earnest); and describes our students returning to education after diverse life experiences. Taking the first steps back into education can be daunting, but at Newbattle we are aware of that and try to provide the right sort of support. You will benefit from high quality teaching in tutorial groups who are committed to help you build up your confidence and who will encourage you to enjoy the learning experience.

We offer a range of activities and courses throughout the year so keep in touch to find out what is going on. We are recruiting now for all our programmes and we welcome your applications.

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