Introduction to Agriculture and Estates Skills

Course Content

This course is suitable for students who want to learn more about farming, including working with farm animals. The Estate part of the course is valuable for students who want work with gardens, fruit, vegetables and bulbs. The course will help students gain an understanding of the countryside and the people who work there. It’s a practical course which also has some basic academic units to help students deepen their knowledge. The Essential Skills units help students with numbers, language and other core skills needed for the modern worker.

Areas of study include:

·        Horticultural Machinery

·        Landscaping Preparation & Aftercare

·        Commercial Fruit & Vegetable Production

·        Livestock

Dates: August 2022 to June 2023

Commitment: 16 hours with a lecturer per week.

For more information, contact:

Richard Grossi

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. A demonstration of enthusiasm for working in agriculture. Some applicants with no prior understanding or experience of the industry may wish to consider completing the Access to Landbased Industries programme prior to commencement of this programme.

Method of Assessment

A demonstration of practical skills and competence, a small number of written assessments and a short local agriculture project.

Future Prospects

Students can progress onto Level 5 Estates and Horticultural courses, Pre-apprentice or Modern Apprentice training or into rural work on farms, horticulture businesses and estates. 

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    19 Sep 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Horticulture, Estates & Agriculture

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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