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Rural Skills

Newbattle Abbey College

Content

This practical course offers an introduction to gardening and estate maintenance in the college’s Community Garden, Italian Garden, woodlands and 125 acre estate.

You will study:
Tree and shrub planting; Rural estate maintenance; Tools and equipment; Soft landscaping; Core skills; Employability; Rural species identification; Enterprise skills; Work experience; Constructing rural features; Structures.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Although candidates need to be aware of the physical requirements of this course and realise that there is a requirement for working outside in a range of weather conditions.

Progression Routes

Successful completion of the NC Rural Skills course will allow progression to more advanced level course and apprenticeships. You may also gain employment in a wide range of land-based and rural skills industries.

Start Date

September

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

General

SCQF Level

4

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals