SCQF Level 4
Access and Continuing Education

Course Overview

A 14-week programme exploring the environment/conservation sector for young people. During the Roots course, you will take part in practical work on current conservation areas across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Working alongside professionals in the field, you will also learn about health and safety, policies and best practice to progress your career in this industry.

You will be working towards SQA Units in:

  • Soft Landscaping
  • Crop Production
  • Estate Maintenance
  • An investigation into Land-based Industries
  • Employability Skills for Land-based Industries

What You Will Learn
Work experience will include:
  • Path Building and maintenance
  • Maintain and repair structures
  • Tree planting
  • Establish and manage habitats
Placement Information
  • On-going opportunities
Entry Requirements
  • No formal qualifications are required
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Portfolio building
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Informal meeting
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Employment, further training or College course
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £368 Milton Road part-time (year 1)
Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Thursday 27/02/2020
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 12/06/2020
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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Edinburgh College welcomes students from all over the world and we are dedicated to ensuring your time at the College is both educational and enjoyable.​
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