Forest College:

Who is Forest College for?

For learners and leaders of all ages who want to develop their knowledge, skills and leadership in the forest and outdoors.

Outdoor Learning Leadership

a course at Forest College

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Newbattle Abbey College obtained funding from the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund for our Newbattle Community Forest project.

This project ran between July 2018 and December 2019 and aimed to engage people of all ages in Lord Ancrum’s Wood, including disadvantaged and hard-to-reach groups.


The work of Forest College continues even now that the Green Infrastructure funding is complete. We would like to thank the GICEF for their kind support for Forest College.


Project Achievements

Highlights from the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund Project

Forest School and Outdoor Leadership is a course at SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) Level 8.

This advanced unit is based upon knowing about and working in the forest and outdoor environment, to which are added leadership skills and the development of leadership autonomy. Participants learn how to manage in the forest and outdoor setting, as well as receiving a grounding in outdoor legal compliance.

When does the course take place?

Due to the current situation, we have postponed the start of this course until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

How much does it cost?

The course fee is £1200 (non-residential). For pricing to include residential, please email office@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk or call 0131 663 1921.

How do I find out more?

Call us on 0131 663 1921 or email us. Also contact us if you are interested in other levels or have significant previous experience in outdoor leadership.

How do I apply?

For an application form, please contact office@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk or call 0131 663 1921.


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