Land Based Skills Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course covers a range of specialist forestry and conservation units and wll provide you with basic rural skills.

Entry requirements


  • You should be a minimum preferred age 16 by 1 August, 2016
  • have an interest in working in land-based industries including forestry, rural and estate work
  • you may be invited to interview

Subjects include -

  • tree identification
  • fencing
  • tree planting
  • weeding
  • draining
  • rural carpentry
  • blockwork
  • field drainage.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time


How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment throughout each unit.

Where can I study my course?

  • Scottish School of Forestry

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance)

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Employment in the areas of estate work, forestry, conservation, gardening or grounds maintenance.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Land Based Skills Certificate

We are no longer taking applications for 2017/18

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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