Exciting times at Newbattle Abbey College as they launch Scotland’s First Forest College today. To support this they have developed new ‘Forest and Outdoor Learning Skills’ and ‘Forest School and Outdoor Leadership’ qualifications. These have been added to the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework.

  • Forest & Outdoor Learning Skills – SCQF Levels 2,3,4
  • Forest School & Outdoor Leadership – SCQF Levels 5,6,8

Newbattle Abbey College asked the FSA, as the Professional Body for Forest School in the UK, to work with them to ensure that these new Forest School qualifications have parity with the existing Forest School qualifications that we endorse.

Following a formal review of the new qualifications the FSA board have formally agreed to recognise the Newbattle Abbey College Forest School qualifications.

Newbattle Abbey College joins six other UK based Awarding Organisations that are supported by the FSA. They have been invited to join the ‘Awarding Organisations’ Forest School forum’ that is managed by the FSA and which is a means to maintain standards across the various Forest School qualifications.

Gareth Wyn Davies

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