Social Sciences: Preparation for Further Education



Six months


No formal qualifications required.


On successful completion of this course, students can progress to the Access to Higher Education (SWAP) at Newbattle Abbey College or other FE college courses.

Need to know more?

The Preparation for Further Education course is delivered by Newbattle Abbey, in partnership with Midlothian Council.

This course also provides excellent transition support for adults, especially those who have been out of education for some time and it offers the opportunity to progress to either further education or, after additional study, higher education.

This course may be of interest to young adults wishing to expand and develop their qualifications.

This course is now full for 2023, but please do get in touch if you are interested in applying for next year by emailing
Preparation for Further Education
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I liked that the lecturers were as invested in my success and future as I was. I also really appreciated all the support in terms of funding and materials the college provided as, without them, I wouldn’t have even been able to attend the course, let alone complete it.


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