Rural Skills

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Rural Skills Training

Rural Skills is the leading provider of professional rural training courses in Gloucestershire, delivering a wide range of courses, including; Forestry, Pesticide Application, Vehicle Maintenance and Health & Safety. All our courses are certified from the University, or where applicable, from accredited awarding bodies such as NPTC, LANTRA AWARDS and BASIS. Training takes place at the Rural Innovation Centre (previously called the Rural Skills Centre) at Manor Farm, Harnhill. 

Courses

Courses

Whether you are a newcomer or professional, we offer a wide range of practical courses, many of which can lead to qualifications and accreditation.

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Funding for Training

Funding for Training

The University received a grant from The Prince’s Countryside Fund to support the Centre in delivering vocational short courses, aimed at introducing local young people, especially those who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) to agricultural and rural skills.

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How To Find Us

How To Find Us

The Rural Innovation Centre is now based at Harnhill Manor Farm

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Bookings: Online Form

Tel: 01285 851830

Email: nikki.darlington@rau.ac.uk

One-Year Farming Course

Students looking to hone their practical skills over a longer period of time may wish to consider the One-Year Farming Course. This intensive training course equips students with the basic knowledge required for running contemporary farm enterprises.

One-Year Farming Course