Rural Skills Training
The Rural Skills Centre 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 University in Cirencester, and at Coates Farm. Funding for the majority of our courses may be available through the South West Regional Skills Programme.
Whether you are a newcomer or professional, we offer a wide range of practical courses, many of which can lead to qualifications and accreditation.
Funding for Training
If you work in the farming or forestry sectors, you may be eligible for funding through the South West Regional Skills Programme to help with the cost of training and skills development.
How To Find Us
The Rural Skills Centre is located close to the University, in the neighbouring village of Coates.
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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.