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Rural Skills

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Barony Campus, Elmwood Campus

Content

This course is designed to attract 16-19 year olds who enjoy and have an interest in hands-on land-based subjects and would like to develop their knowledge in this area.

Students will be given the opportunity to study and gain practical experience in a range of land-based industries such as agriculture, horticulture, conservation, animal care and more.

Content includes: Tree and Shrub Planting; Species and Habitats: an Introduction; Constructing Rural Features; Woodland Skills; Estate Maintenance; Basic Tractor Operations; Small Powered Machinery Operations; Aquaculture: An Introduction to Finfish Production; Tree Identification; Forestry in Britain
Gardening Skills.

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

Environment, Conservation and Sustainability

SCQF Level

4

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk