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Landbased Studies Certificate

Level: SCQF 4

Available at these campuses: Elmwood, Oatridge

About the Course

Tractor ploughing at field experimentThe Certificate in Land-based studies course is designed to attract schools leavers or young people that are out of work, who enjoy and have an interest in hands-on land-based subjects and would like to develop their knowledge in this area.

Alternatively, this course would be suitable for 16-19 year olds who may have required additional help while school/college and who have an interest in land-based subjects.

Entry Requirements

Students must be 16 years of age or over. Entry by interview. No formal qualifications are required. Desire to commit to the course.

Course Content

This course will cover a number of subjects that will give the student the experience of what the land-based sector is all about including: agriculture, environment, horticulture, landscaping, equine and engineering. The course comprises essential skills subjects such as: communications, numeracy, IT, enterprise and employability skills with a focus on personal development. 

On successful completion students can progress to specialist SCQF Level 5 National Certificate courses or to SVQs at the same level..