Findhorn Foundation College

Education for inner growth and outer action

Findhorn Foundation College is where you can experience:

  • a holistic approach to learning that combines the best of mainstream education with experiential learning
  • personal and spiritual development
  • learning valuable life and work skills

For many years the Foundation held a vision of expanding our work in the world into the fields of accredited further and higher education, vocational training and professional development. That vision became a reality in 2001 with the establishment of Findhorn Foundation College – an associated but separate organisation offering the next step in experiential education for personal transformation and sustainable living.

BAC accreditation logoIn 2011 they achieved the milestone of becoming one of 480 colleges and universities in the UK accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Further and Higher Education as a short course provider.

The College develops and offers accredited courses in further and higher education and professional development, drawing on the experience of the Findhorn Community and other holistic educators. They create a truly holistic learning environment that facilitates balanced development of mind, body, relationships, emotions and spirit.

College Courses

  • The Transformation Game® Facilitators Training

    Designed to expand your work and relationship with the game, take the game experience to a deeper level and allow you the opportunity to offer it professionally.

  • Learning English in Community

    Learning English as a foreign (or second) language while living in the Findhorn community.

  • Gaia Education Design for Sustainability Incorporating Transition Training

    Based on the Gaia Education Ecovillage Design curriculum, drawing on the experience and expertise developed in a network of some of the most successful ecovillages, community projects and research centres for carbon-constrained lifestyles across the Earth.

  • Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

    Offers a comprehensive introduction to permaculture principles, design practices and their application, with a particular focus on permaculture in community.

  • Findhorn Reiki Training Levels 1 & 2

    Findhorn’s qualified residential Reiki Masters Jacqueline Buckingham and Melissa Godbeer guide participants through practice, theory and the initiation process to learn this ancient art of self applied healing.

  • Field Study Visits

    A wide range of custom-made programmes for students to experience the Findhorn Ecovillage.

To view a full list of courses please see their Calendar of Events page.

What participants have said:

This programme was absolutely amazing, beyond my wildest dreams.

I feel I have really gained a tool to use throughout the rest of my life.

This has been the biggest and best learning experience of my life thus far … I was able to discover my personal purpose and that I should go for it!

This course stands out for the facilitators' openness, humility, honesty and professionalism.