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Preparation for Further Education
We are currently recruiting for the popular course: Preparation for Further Education.

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Refer a friend scheme
Enjoyed your time at Newbattle? Why not tell a friend about Newbattle Abbey College and earn £50 in the process.

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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 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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Refer a Friend and Earn £50 in the Process

If you enjoyed your experience at Newbattle, why not tell a friend or family member and earn yourself £50? If someone you refer to us is accepted on our full-time Arts & Humanities Award - Access to Higher Education course and stays until Christman, we will reward you with £50.

If you think someone you know could benefit from the opportunity to study at Newbattle, please contact us via office@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk or call us on 0131 663 1921 and we'll do the rest.