Who this course is for

students of rural skills

No specific entry requirements for this full-time course, but it will be beneficial if you have an interest in:

  • learning practical skills
  • caring for animals, wildlife, plants, landscape and environment

Candidates also need to be aware of the physical requirements of this course and realise that there is a requirement for working outside in a range of weather conditions.

Future prospects

Successful completion of the NC Rural Skills course will allow progression to more advanced level course and apprenticeships. You may also gain employment in a wide range of land-based and rural skills industries.

What you will learn  
The Rural Environment You will learn how the environment affects wildlife and humans alike and about land and water uses.
Rural Species and their Habitats You will learn to identify sites and habitats as well as a range of species or varieties of organisms.
Rural Estate Maintenance You will help with planning and carrying out tasks that maintain our Rural Estate.
Rural Work Activities You will risk assess and undertake a variety of rural work activities.
Laying Slabs and Paving You will be laying pathways in concrete slabs, as well as paved areas with brick pavoirs.
Woodland Skills You will learn to identify trees, their growth habits and potential uses, as well as the conservation value of different types of forest cover and trees.
Employability and Core Skills Your employability skills and core skills, such as Communication and IT, will also be developed throughout the course.

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