Please fill in the form in order to apply to the Pioneer Course. You can also download the application form and send it to (Download the form here).

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For the 2021 course we are going to start the year online with monthly Saturday gatherings on Zoom and in the Summer we will review this and hope to introduce some in- person gatherings in the second half of the year.

As such, we have only currently set dates up until the Summer break. Dates will be as follows:
Saturday 23rd January – 10-4pm 

Saturday 27th February – 10-4pm 
Saturday 27th March – 10-4pm 
Saturday 24th April – 10-4pm 
Saturday 22nd May – 10-4pm 
Saturday 26th June – 10-4pm

The course will run until November 2021 and so will conclude with dates from August - November which will hopefully be in person and so are currently Covid dependant and tbc.

Closing date applications: 8th of January 2021 


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For this pilot year external funds have been sourced so that the costs can be held down. The Participants are asked to contribute a total of £600 towards the cost of running the Forge Course (£1500 without external funds). We encourage each student to raise some of this from any supporting church / denomination, some from personal supports and some from the participant as a sign of their ownership of the process. This cost can be paid over the year in agreed instalments if preferred.

Accommodation during the Induction Weekend is included, but not for the other teaching weekends. All food is included except breakfasts in weekends 2-5. Travel to and from the training events are also not included in the above cost.

Registered Address: Cairn, Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 98P

Forge Scotland is a project of Cairn movement  which is a registered charity in Scotland. Registration Number SC046012.