About the Course
The NC Rural Skills is designed to attract school leavers who may have required additional help while at school/college and have an interest in hands-on land-based subjects and would like to develop their knowledge in this area.
Students must be 16 years of age or over. Entry by interview and successful completion of a short pre-entry land-based course. No formal qualifications are required. Desire to commit to the course.
Students will be given the opportunity to study and gain practical experience in a range of land-based industries including agriculture, horticulture, conservation, animal care and more. The course at SRUC Barony Campus includes tree/plant identification, fencing, tractor work, rural and woodland skills and gardening and grass cutting.
The NC Rural Skills course is a combination of practical skills and theory.
On successful completion students can progress to specialist SCQF Level 5 National Certificate courses in or to SVQs at the same level.