NC Rural Skills NC

What is special about this course?

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

Entry requirements

  • You should be a minimum preferred age of 16 by 1 August 2018
  • Have an interest in working in land-based industries including forestry, rural and estate work
  • All applicants are invited to interview
  • Tree identification
  • Fencing
  • Tree planting
  • Weeding
  • Draining
  • Rural carpentry
  • Blockwork
  • Field drainage

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time


How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment of both practical skills and knowledge. 

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?

EMA or Bursary

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Employment in the areas of estate work, forestry, conservation, gardening or grounds maintenance
  • Progress to Certificate in Forestry

Is there more information available online?

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

Apply for NC Rural Skills NC

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