- NC in Agriculture (SCQF Level 5)
- HNC in Agriculture (SCQF Level 7)
- HND in Agriculture (SCQF Level 8)
SRUC Oatridge Campus was opened on its present site specifically to meet the educational and training needs of Scotland's farming industry and has built a formidable reputation for producing students with a balance of knowledge, practical skills and technical ability.
In today's agricultural environment it is more vital than ever that tomorrow's farmers and their staff have the training to face the future as both food producers nd guardians of the countryside.
Agriculture remains of enormous importance to the economy, especially in the rural communities of Scotland and as it goes through an exciting period of change it offers a huge variety of career opportunities.
At Oatridge the 283-hectare farm is at the heart of the learning process. The farm runs a number of commercial enterprises, ranging from intensive livestock to arable production, making it an outstanding resource for practical tuition and a real-life source of physical, financial and technical data.
Under the guidance of expert staff, full-time students do practical work on the farm, looking after livestock and crops, operating and maintaining tractors and machinery and carrying out estate duties. SVQ students undertake work experience on placement farms.
The practical work is supported in the classroom and workshops with lectures on livestock, crops and machinery. Students get experience of the wider agriculture industry and its modern specialist businesses through links built up by the lecturing staff.
Every year students have the opportunity to take part in overseas study trips to Europe.