Certificate in Crofting and Countryside Skills (incorporating NC Rural Skills)

West Highland College UHI


Broadford Campus


A fast paced, exciting, enjoyable and very practical multi skills course focusing on rural land practices. Delivers holistic training and includes highly regarded Industry Awards in several disciplines, equipping you well for a rewarding outdoor job, or going on to more specialist study.

The course aims to take a broad approach, introducing you to many different topics, and with a balance of both practical and theoretical work, you will acquire a good range of skills, with a thorough understanding of how and when they should be applied.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements are necessary, however a keen interest to work in the outdoors and an enthusiasm for this sector are vital. You must also be reasonably fit and happy to work in all weathers, and be able to safely follow instruction in the use of tools and machinery under supervision.

Basic literacy is required and students should have reached the minimum age of sixteen. Mature students are welcome, and all candidates will attend an interview.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

34 weeks


Science and Environment

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals