NPA Rural Skills SCQF 5

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About...

The qualification allows candidates the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge relating to one area of the land-based sector and to develop knowledge and understanding of how a rural business operates. Candidates are offered a choice of eight different routes of study which give them some, but not all, of the skills and knowledge related to the national occupational standards of the chosen land-based sector route of study whilst developing their understanding of the nature of landbased industries and the issues they face.

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Level SCQF 5

Delivery Face-to-Face | Friday

Location Thurso - Dale Farm

Duration 1 Year

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Course content...

Throughout the course you will study 1 mandatory unit and two optional units. 

 

Mandatory Unit

  • Rural Business Investigation

Optional Units

  • Animal Care: Accommodation and Handling
  • Animal Care: Small Animal Feeding
  • Equine Housing and Handling
  • Feeding Horses and Ponies
  • Gamekeeping: The Role of the Gamekeeper
  • Quarry Species: An Introduction

Where you can go... 

Successful completion of this qualification can provide you with an opportunity to progress to a full-time course in your chosen specialism at North Highland College, UHI or a work-based learning programme such as a SVQ or modern apprenticeship. Note that this qualification alone does not make you completely ready for the land based workplace without further training.

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Entry requirements

Whilst entry is at the discretion of the Centre, it is recommended that candidates have a broad understanding of the land-based sector and have skills and knowledge of their chosen specialism at SCQF level 4.