Land Based Skills: Introduction

What is special about this course?

Landbased skills are used in a wide range of work places including cattle, sheep, dairy and crop producing farms; fisheries; estates; forestry; horticultural contractors; landscape gardeners; outdoor activity centres; riding schools; dog kennels; catteries and vet practices

Entry requirements

The assessments will be scheduled throughout the course. Your tutor will inform you when you will undertake each assessment.

This course will include the following:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Equine
  • Estate Skills
  • Fishery Management
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture

Health and Safety in the workplace, taking part in some basis First Aid procedures as well as Employability Skills and the necessary core skills will also be included in this course

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

21 hours per week study are timetabled (Monday-Wednesday)

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Full time over 1-year, starting August each year.
This will involve 3-days either studying in college or on-site, and 1-day for work experience.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression - This could lead into landbased employment or various further study, including Modern Apprenticeship programme and full-time study such as Animal Care, Green keeping or Horticulture.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Land Based Skills: Introduction

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.