Skills for Work: Rural Skills

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SCQF Level 4

Face to face

This course has been designed to provide a broad basis for progression into further education and training in the land-based and forestry sector. You will begin to some of the practical skills necessary to work in these disciplines as well as an explore the very diverse employment prospects that exist.

Course content:

• Introduction to the various disciplines of the land-based sector;
• Development of a basic knowledge of a selection of land-based industries and related job roles;
• Experience of an outdoor working environment;
• Development of understanding of the very flexible requirements of the individual who works in the land-based sector;
• Development of awareness of health and safety issues that are integral to a career in a land-based industry;
• Development of technical knowledge, skills and understanding of some of the commonly used practical skills associated with land based industries at this level;
• Preparation for more focused further learning opportunities, study and training for employment
in land-based industries.

This course is delivered at the Scottish School of Forestry every Friday. Pupils are picked by minibus at 8.45am from Inverness College UHI, Inverness Campus, and dropped off again at 3.30pm.

Mode of delivery: Face to face, Fridays, 9am to 3.30pm

Duration: One academic year (August/September to May/June)

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