Covid-19 update

Due to the current Covid restrictions all SRUC short courses due to take place in January at all SRUC campuses have been cancelled. For courses beyond this we are currently awaiting further guidance.

SRUC will resume our short course offering in line with the government guidance and our website will be updated with future course dates as soon as it's safe to do so. Customers with existing bookings in February and March will be contacted directly by the administration team to advise if their course can go ahead. Customers can expect to hear from us two weeks prior to commencement of their course.

Our courses are delivered regularly at five of our SRUC campuses but can also be delivered on customer premises.

Explore the areas below to find your course. You'll be taken back to our previous website to get more information.

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Explore our short training courses


We can facilitate a range of land-based machinery training ranging from ATV and quad bikes to telehandlers, tractors, mowers and plant machinery. Our courses can either be taught at an SRUC campus or delivered on customer premises should a suitable site and equipment be available.

Machinery courses

Forestry Machine Operation

We offer a range of forestry machine operator training leading to City & Guilds NPTC Certificate of Competence assessments, commonly referred to as FMOC tickets. We can also help with your Record of Registration, formerly known as a Provisional Licence for Forwarder and Harvester.

Machine Operation courses

Veterinary Courses

We offer a programme of CPD courses and talks for veterinary practitioners working in the livestock sector. Our courses/talks provide the up-to-date information for practising vets allowing them to develop expertise in key subjects. The courses comply with the RCVS CPD requirements and support veterinarians working towards their RCVS CertAVP.

Veterinary Courses


We offer a range of chainsaw operator training courses leading to City & Guilds NPTC Certificate of Competence or Lantra Awards Certificates of Training. Our courses will be suitable for you if you use a chainsaw as part of your job role.

Chainsaw courses


Our pesticide courses cover a wide range of land-based industries and are suitable if you spray or store chemicals as part of your job role. We can also offer more tailored courses should you require training using a different application method.

Pesticide courses


We can facilitate a range of ground care equipment training, ranging from health and safety, strimmers and mowers to hedgetrimmers. We can also run bespoke in-house training on customer premises if a suitable site and equipment is available.

Groundcare courses

First Aid

Our range of courses includes Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work Requalification (refresher). We can also deliver the +F element for those working within the forestry sector at no additional cost.

First aid courses

Food Hygiene

We offer a variety of introduction and progression food hygiene training courses leading to REHIS qualifications. Our courses are delivered from our SRUC Campuses but can also be taught on your premises.

Food hygine courses


SRUC can facilitate a range of cattle, sheep and deer courses to support training needs relating to working with livestock. The courses will help to build confidence and improve your knowledge and skill level.

Livestock courses