We've launched a new HND/Degree level apprenticeship!

Click below to find out more about our Technical Apprenticeship - Rural Land Use and Management (Agricultural Livestock or Crop Specialisms) course.

Run as a partnership between the apprentice, the employer and SRUC, our apprenticeship programmes offer individuals and employers a package of vocational training designed to meet the demands of today’s land-based industries with a combination of the specialist ‘on the job’ training and high quality college-based learning you need to succeed.

They are an exciting and practical way for apprentices to gain hands-on industry skills and qualifications while at the same time offering employers a cost effective package of training to meet the demand for a skilled and motivated workforce.

Courses which require face to face teaching, generally day release or one-week blocks throughout the academic year, are run from five of our campuses (Ayr, Barony, Elmwood, Oatridge and Aberdeen), with some programmes being delivered entirely on-line with work place assessments to fit with the employer and balance work commitments.

Our apprenticeships cover a wide variety of subjects, from agriculture through to food and drink production, from SCQF Level 5 to Level 8 (depending on programme) and in coordination with SRUC’s Skills and Lifelong Learning team we can design specialist bespoke training packages to meet the requirements of businesses and Local Authorities.

SRUC also offer a full range of land-based Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) and industry endorsed training courses.

For further information contact us using the link below.

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Your apprenticeship options at SRUC

Modern Apprenticeships at SCQF Level 5

An MA at SCQF level 5 is designed to develop skills and knowledge in a specific subject area as well as skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work.

MA Level 5 courses available

Modern Apprenticeships at SCQF Level 6

An MA at SCQF Level 6 demonstrates specific knowledge and skills for a particular subject at the defined national standard.

MA Level 6 courses available

How to apply

SVQs and Modern Apprenticeships allow people to gain a qualification while working full-time. Being employed in the relevant industry is required as part of this training.

Before applying: If you are interested in these qualifications please contact the appropriate campus representative directly to discuss your personal circumstances before applying.

General enquiries and Technical Apprenticeship

Contact the apprenticeship team at
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SRUC Barony and SRUC Ayr

Contact Diane Smith at +44 (0) 7584 615 318 or
Email Diane

SRUC Elmwood and SRUC Aberdeen

Contact Ann-Marie Duncan at 01224-711126 or
Email Anne-Marie

SRUC Oatridge

Contact Hilary Morton at 01506 864800 or
Email Hilary

Application form

Application form

If you have been asked to apply for a course by a SRUC work-based member of staff please download the application form, complete it and return it directly to the appropriate campus representative mentioned above.

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Apprenticeships Guide

SRUC runs apprenticeships in coordination with a number of partners. Funded by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), we offer individuals and employers packages of vocational training that is designed to meet the demands of today’s land-based industries.

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Apprenticeship opportunities

More information about specific apprenticeship programmes and opportunities available.

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Useful links

Modern Apprenticeships information from Skills Development Scotland

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Scottish Vocational Qualifications

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Lantra Scotland

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