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Monday 27 March 2023, 3.30pm – 5.30pm

We are delighted to be hosting our open day on Monday 27 March from 3.30pm – 5.30pm. It’s a great opportunity for prospective students to find out about the courses on offer, meet college tutors and take a wonder round the beautiful building.

Meet our college tutors

Find out about courses

Apply on the day

Tour the college

Enjoy delicious refreshments

To help us gauge numbers on the day, please register your interest by Sunday 26 March. Don’t worry – if you don’t register you can still attend. If you’re not able to make it, then please email or phone 0131 663 1921 and we can arrange another visit.

We look forward to welcoming you.



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Every Wednesday from 3 May until 7 June (inclusive)

This short course is designed for those interested in beekeeping or starting up as a beekeeper. It would also be of interest to gardeners who would like to contribute to the survival of the bee and those who are interested in the healing properties of the hive by products such as pollen, propolis and honey.

Participants will be introduced to the ancient art of beekeeping and will learn about the science of honey bee reproduction and honey production.


The Spring course begins just as the bees are building up for the summer season. A visit to view the hives will be arranged when the weather is warm enough. Participants will learn about this fascinating little insect, its habitat, the impact it has on the natural world, how it makes and stores honey and what you might do as a beekeeper or gardener to help the honeybee survive in an increasingly alien world.


Course material will be sent via email each week prior to the class starting.


Refund policy: we ask that you contact us at least 7 days prior to the class starting for a refund to be issued.

Date: Every Weds from 3 May until 7 June (inclusive)

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Location: Newbattle Abbey College

Cost: Adults £78, Concession (60+, unemployed, students) £68

Places available for course starting August 2023

The Forest and Outdoor Learning Award is about working in the forest and outdoor environment  to gain leadership skills and to lead outdoor learning. Spaces are available for our course starting in August 2023.


Applications are OPEN for our courses
starting in September

HNC: Associate Degree in Social Sciences
HNC: Horticulture
NC in Social Sciences
NC in Rural Skills
Access to Higher Education (SWAP)
For more information and to apply see Courses Overview and, as always,
please get in touch if you have any questions!