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Rural Skills NC January start Oatridge

Level: SCQF 4

Available at these campuses: Oatridge

About the Course

This course is designed to attract school leavers who enjoy and have an interest in hands-on land-based subjects and would like to develop their knowledge in this area. The NC Rural Skills course is a combination of practical skills and theory. 

Entry Requirements

Students should preferably be 16 years of age or over. Entry by interview. No formal qualifications are required. Must have a desire to commit to the course.

Course Content

This course helps our students to reach their full potential. They are specially designed to provide an open entry route to further study and offer a first step on the ladder opportunity for students who may not yet be ready for higher level courses.

Students will be given the opportunity to study and gain practical experience in a range of land-based industries including agriculture, horticulture, landscaping, conservation, animal care and more. Developing skills for employment is also part of this course.

The course will run for 20 weeks, 4 days a week.

The NC Rural Skills course is a combination of practical skills and theory.

On successful completion students may progress to specialist SCQF Level 5 National Certificate courses such as Countryside Management, Horticulture, Landscaping, Agriculture, Animal Care, Equine, Activity Tourism and Agricultural or Horticultural Engineering or to SVQs at the same level.