SRUC

Please contact Victoria Little for booking a course and for any questions.

Email for Barony courses: baronytraining@sruc.ac.uk
Email for Ayr courses: ayrtraining@sruc.ac.uk
Telephone: 01387 860 251

If you are interested in any courses not listed below please contact Victoria and we will look into your request .

ATV (Quad Bike) – Sit-in and sit-astride

This ATV training course is designed for those who are required to ride a quad bike or an ATV as part of their regular duties. It's suitable for users in a range of industries and working environments such as agriculture, forestry, golf courses, leisure complexes, parks and gardens, outdoor shows and events. The course can be delivered for either new or experienced operators. The new operator course is designed for people who have very little or no experience of operating this type of equipment.

Duration: one or two days, depending on experience. 9am-4:30pm
Cost: one day £190, two days £310

Rough terrain telescopic lift trucks

Rough terrain telescopic lift trucks provide greater ground clearance then a standard lift truck and are used on uneven ground, commonly within the land-based industry. They have a similar appearance and function to forklift trucks, but due to their upwards and forwards reach abilities they are much more versatile.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, to undertake experienced operator or refresher training you must be able to show formal training and certification, or relevant experience.

Duration: between one two five days, depending on experience. 9am-4:30pm
Cost: two days £370, three days £525, five days £840

Pesticide training

SRUC offers a range of pesticide training courses leading to City & Guilds NPTC Certificate of Competence assessments for sprayer operators. These courses are suitable for you if you spray or store chemicals as part of your job role and they're useful across a wide range of land-based industries.

PA1

This course is suitable for those working in forestry, agriculture, horticulture or greenkeeping. It is based around the National Proficiency Test Council PA1 (Foundation) Test and is designed to help people to successfully prepare for their tests. The course lasts for one day, with attendance required to sit the test on another day following the course.
Please be aware that this course is the foundation module for pesticide application. In order to spray pesticide products an individual must also hold an application module (e.g. PA6 or PA2 qualification) in addition to the PA1. There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Duration: one day, with test on a second day
Cost: £185

PA2

This course is suitable for those working in forestry, agriculture, horticulture or greenkeeping. It is based around the National Proficiency Test Council PA2 (Mounted Crop Sprayers) Test and is aimed at those intending to apply pesticides or currently spraying pesticides using a tractor mounted boom sprayer or a weed wiper from an ATV. The course lasts for one day, with attendance required to sit the test on another day following the course.

Candidates must pass their PA1 assessment prior to completing testing for PA2.

Duration: one day, with test on a second day
Cost: £355

PA6

This course is suitable for those working in forestry, agriculture, horticulture or greenkeeping where spraying pesticide is required. It is based around the National Proficiency Test Council PA6 (Handheld Applicators) Test and is designed to help people to successfully prepare for their test. The course lasts for one day, with attendance required to sit the test on another day following the course.

Candidates must pass their PA1 assessment prior to completing testing for PA6

Duration: one day, with test on a second day
Cost: £285

Chainsaw crosscutting and maintenance

This two-day training course covers chainsaw maintenance, crosscutting and stacking techniques tailored to the individual's needs. It is delivered by qualified instructors and leads to Lantra Awards certification. There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Duration: two days, 9am-4:30pm
Cost: £305

Chainsaw maintenance, crosscutting and felling small trees up to 380mm

This course covers chainsaw maintenance, crosscutting and stacking techniques tailored to the individual's needs. Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm covers the directional felling of trees using a chainsaw. The felling technique is appropriate to tree size, weight, condition and species, as well as taking into account guide bar size and weather conditions. There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Duration: five days, plus assessment. 9am-4:30pm
Cost: £925

Brushcutter and trimmer operation

This course is designed for anyone who operates a brushcutter or trimmer in the course of their employment. It covers the control of unwanted vegetation ranging from grass and weeds to shrubs and small trees. It is delivered by one of our qualified staff and involves training and assessment. There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Duration: two days, 9am-4:30pm
Cost: £285

Emergency first aid at work

This is a one-day training and assessment course where you’ll learn the key techniques to administer first aid. At the end of the course you will receive a Lantra certificate of competence in Emergency First Aid at Work and a Skills Identity Card.

Duration: one day, 9am-4pm
Cost: £105

+F first aid

This course builds on the emergency first aid at work course by concentrating on the special skills which relate to forestry. Our course has been developed to comply with Forestry & Land Scotland Policy and in consultation with Forestry Industry Safety Accord (FISA).

Duration: one day, 9am-5pm
Cost: £105

Animal transportation (short journey)

This assessment allows candidates to apply for a Certificate of Competence required for people involved in the movement of animals over 65km (40 miles) and less than eight hours in duration. The Certificate is endorsed against one or more categories (sheep, cattle, pigs, horses, goats and so on) if successful, and meets the EU Regulation and Welfare of Animals (Transport) (Scotland) Order 2006.
The assessment takes place on a computer, and you are required to answer 27 multiple-choice questions. The minimum satisfactory score to pass is 21 marks to meet the level of competency required. There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Duration: 1-hour, flexible starting time
Cost: £95

Scottish Certificate for personal licence holders at SCQF level 6

This qualification is aimed at anyone in Scotland who needs to apply for a Personal Licence to sell alcohol in Scotland. The qualification covers the syllabus set by the Scottish government and will ensure learners understand the law, regulation and responsibilities attached to the retail sale of alcohol.

Duration: one day, online
Contact: Gillian Dixon, telephone: 01292 886 200, email: ayrtraining@sruc.ac.uk

Scottish Certificate for personal licence holders (refresher) at SCQF level 6

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires all personal licence holders to undertake refresher training within five years of the issue of their licence. All personal licence holders must attend a half-day update course, sit and pass an exam before the five year anniversary of the issue of the licence. They must also submit evidence that the training has been passed to the relevant licensing board within three months of the five year anniversary.

Duration: half-day, online
Contact: Gillian Dixon, telephone: 01292 886 200, email: ayrtraining@sruc.ac.uk

BIIAB level 2 award for music promoters

This qualification provides guidance and legal information for music promoters. It’s perfect for current music promoters, anyone wanting to become a music promoter or licence holders who wish to become a live music venue.

Duration: one day, online
Contact: Bill Mackay, telephone: 01292 525 213, email: william.mackay@sruc.ac.uk

T-H-E (Tourism, Hospitality & Events) business skills programme for Scotland

THE qualifications aim to boost business profitability by providing practical business knowledge and management skills in areas such as leadership skills, web design, customer service, digital marketing, preparing financial reports, business law and so on. It is tailored for the tourism, hospitality, and events sector in Scotland. This inclusive, sustainable education and training program that can provide opportunities within the visitor economy and related industries of Scotland.

THE Programme consists of eight modules. Each module has 60 guided learning hours at SCQF level 8 with online tutorials, self-directed study and presentations from entrepreneurs and established south of Scotland visitor economy industry-specialists. Candidates can achieve the full suite or access individual modules.

Contact: Bill Mackay, telephone: 01292 525 213, email: william.mackay@sruc.ac.uk

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