Since its creation in 2012, from the merger of the Scottish Agricultural College, Oatridge, Elmwood and Barony Colleges, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has established itself as the major provider of land-based and rural education in Scotland.

As well as a large range of full-time and part-time taught courses, SRUC offers work-based learning opportunities such as SVQs and Modern Apprenticeships (MA), in a wide range of subject areas, from Agriculture and Land-based Engineering, to Animal Care, Environmental Conservation, Professional Cookery, and Landscaping.

A combination of specialist ‘on the job’ training and high quality College based learning ensures our Modern Apprentices gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. SRUC’s MA programmes are an exciting and practical way for apprentices to gain hands-on industry skills and qualifications whilst at the same time offering employers a cost effective package of training to meet the demand for a skilled and motivated workforce.

Smaller employers operating on tight margins recognise the advantage of having an apprentice, while larger companies appreciate the efficiency of working closely with the College for their staff training and development.

SRUC’s work-based learning team design specialist bespoke training packages to meet the requirements of businesses and Local Authorities. SRUC also offer a full range of land-based Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) and industry endorsed training courses.

Contact the College for further information – contact details can be found on the SRUC website