Countryside Skills with Ranger Training (Level 5)

UHI North, West and Hebrides


Fort William Campus


Take a step into a new career with this exciting course. A unique opportunity to learn skills that will develop your employment prospects while knowing you're contributing to the conservation of Scotland's countryside.

This rewarding and fast-paced course is delivered in partnership with Nevis Landscape Partnership and a number of well-known conservation bodies and landowners. This means you can gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst working alongside well-known conservation bodies and landowners, such as the Woodland Trust Scotland, the John Muir Trust and Jahama Highland Estates.

You'll learn a wide range of practical skills, as well as specialising in Ranger Training, land use and visitor management issues. A regular one-day-a-week work placement will put you in touch with potential employers and help you understand practical conservation, habitat monitoring and visitor-related tasks.

Entry Requirements

National 5 Biology and Geography or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5 preferred. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC or HND

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Science and Environment

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Forestry

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Horticulture and Landscaping

Work with Animals