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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.

The college provides all protective equipment and tools. The course runs for three days a week in college with an additional half day of private study. Students gain valuable work experience within the college’s 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

There are no entry requirements for this course, but an interest in working outdoors is required.

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
Residential

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