Taking the first steps into education can be daunting but at Newbattle we are aware of how difficult that can be. We will work with you to provide you with the right sort of support.

You will benefit from high quality teaching in small class groups from tutors who are committed to help you build up your confidence and who will encourage you to enjoy the learning experience.

Through small group work, tutorials and individual sessions, you will develop learning skills and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to discuss your progress with tutors at your regular guidance meetings. We have a well-stocked library and excellent IT facilities.

At Newbattle, your welfare and happiness are as important to us as your academic success.

Additional Support Requirements

Image: Support for LearningThe College welcomes students with a range of abilities, backgrounds and ages. We are an equal opportunities college and offer targeted support to people with a range of additional support for learning requirements. We support students who:
are from a care background or identify as being care experienced
identify has having a disability
identify as having a mental health issue
have specific health issues
have specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia
have a diagnosis of ASD or Aspergers
have a sensory impairment
have mobility difficulties

We aim to ensure that each student can participate fully in college life and achieve their potential through the development of a personal learning support plan.

If you believe you have an additional support for learning need please contact us before applying to discuss any additional support you may require and what support the College has to offer.

We also encourage you to provide full details on your application form to the College as this allows us to work with you to ensure your support can be in place at the beginning of your course. The service is confidential and designed to be as supportive and person-centred as possible


Contact Morag Kerr by telephone 0131 663 1921, or by email at MoragKerr@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk