Forest College is a national centre that supports lifelong learning outdoors

Newbattle’s Forest College supports lifelong learning outdoors and aims to:

Support all learners in early years, schools, colleges and communities
Connect people to the forest and outdoors
Develop creative learning, teaching and leadership
Contribute to learning for sustainability

The Forest and Outdoor Learning Awards (FOLAs) have the following benefits:

Gain practical knowledge of being, working and leading in the forest and outdoors.
Gain a national qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels 2-6, & 8.
Progress to employment or education.

Entry and Duration

Entry and duration of the courses varies by level.
Each level can be a stand-alone or taken as a progression pathway.
Levels 2 – 4 focus on skills development and start with no entry requirements.
Levels 2 – 4 can be achieved in 4 – 6 weeks.
Levels 5 – 8 focus on developing leadership. Entry requirement: SCQF 4 -6 or equivalent.
Level 8 can take between 12 and 16 months.


For further information please CONTACT US or call us on 0131 663 1921