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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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Taster Event

Saturday & Sunday 18 & 19 April 2015

Students at Newbattle Abbey College

Arts and Humanities (SWAP) – Access to Higher Education Programme
(SCQF Level 6)
Celtic Studies (SWAP) – Access to Higher Education (SCQF Level 6)
NC Celtic Studies (SCQF Level 6)

Ever thought about returning to study, but want to find out a little more first? You are warmly invited to come along to our Taster Weekend on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 April 2015.

The Taster Weekend is designed to give you a flavour of college life, to assist you in looking at options, and to help you make decisions about your application. You will meet lecturing staff and have the opportunity to experience a classroom session and meet students who are currently studying at Newbattle Abbey College.

Overnight accommodation and board in the evening can be provided and, other than your personal travel arrangements, there is no cost. Overnight stay is advisable for students who are interested in residential study.

A full programme will be sent to you if you are able to attend. Registration will be at 10.30am and you will leave on the Sunday following a final morning taster session.

If you are interested in attending, please phone Julie Thomson, Administration Assistant on 0131 663 1921.