Dun Coillich Rural Skills Training Course

14th February, 2024 - 3rd July, 2024

Dun Coillich Land, near Aberfeldy | Free

We are now taking applications for our next Rural Skills Training Course which will start on the 14th of February 2024 (closing date for applications is the 7th of February). The course runs for 20 weeks every Wednesday and some Thursdays and is completely free of charge.

The aim of the course is to give young people (aged 16-25) from the Highland Perthshire area the opportunity to gain relevant skills and work experience as a stepping stone to a career in the rural land sector.

The course offers a mix of certified training (chainsaw, brushcutter, ATV, pesticide use, first aid), non-certified training days (dyking, ropes access, fencing, habitat monitoring); alongside practical work experience and skills development. Throughout the course, our trainees are given the opportunity to improve their wider skills and are encouraged to explore their interests and strengths in a supportive environment.

We also work with neighbouring land owners and partner organisations such as Forestry and Land Scotland, The John Muir Trust, The National Trust for Scotland, and local farms and estates and local outdoor adventure companies to give the trainees an insight into the wide variety of future career options available to them.

If you would like more information please contact our Project Officer by email: [email protected] or on 07849268411 or download the application pack here https://hpclt.org/node/635.

We are able to offer this opportunity FREE due to support from The Gannochy Trust, the SSE Griffin and Calliachar Community Fund, the Robertson Trust and the Hugh Fraser Foundation, The Nineveh Trust and the Basil Death Trust.


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