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Rural Skills

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Barony Campus, Elmwood Campus

Content

This course is designed to attract school leavers who enjoy and have an interest in hands-on land-based subjects and would like to develop their knowledge in this area.

The NC Rural Skills course is a combination of practical skills and theory. A range of topics include Rural Environment: An Introduction, Rural Species Identification and Habitats, Rural Estate Maintenance, Rural Work Activities, Enterprise Activity, Developing Skills for Employment, Skills for Customer Care, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology.

Further options are modules chosen from Tractor Operations, Small Powered Machinery Operations, Introductions to Construct Rural Features and Structures, Aquaculture An Introduction to Finfish Production, Tree Identification, Forestry in Britain, Gardening Skills, Tree and Shrub Planting

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Entry by interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant courses at SCQF Level 5.

Start Date

August

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Rural Skills and Access Courses

SCQF Level

4

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals