Introduction to Agriculture and Estates Skills

Course Content

This course is suitable for applicants who wish to learn about agricultural and gardening machinery, food production, estate maintenance skills, safe working practices and who wish to progress to become work ready.

The course will help students gain an understanding of the countryside and the people who work there. It is a largely 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. 

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. A demonstration of enthusiasm for working in agriculture/estates. Some evidence of working at SCQF Level 4/National 4 would be of benefit.

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 SVQ Level 2 in Landscaping (Horticulture) at D&A. Other options include Agricultural Pre-Apprenticeships or Modern Apprenticeships or moving directly to employment such as farm and estate work or, horticultural businesses.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Animals, Land & Environment

  • 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

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

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