Rural Skills (NPTC)

Rural Skills (NPTC)


The Rural Skills team offer short practical based courses aimed at the Agriculture, Horticulture Arboriculture, Landscaping and Countryside industries that lead to NPTC and other Certificates of Competence.

Legislation expects every worker to be trained and competent when using specialist equipment. Rural skills offer the best option for those wishing to maintain their professional status or gain new qualifications and skills that will enable them take on new areas of work or gain employment.

The courses that we offer include the skills and legislative requirements that insurance companies and government organisations require from the modern professional. We work closely with employers and customers to ensure that they get the right training and gain the required certificates of competence. Our tutors are highly skilled professionals in their field and have extensive industry experience and up to date skills. Often assessors themselves they can prepare our clients to get through the tests and assessments at the end of every course.

Courses can be held at our Kirkley Hall Campus or arranged at the place of work.


As well as the courses found in our web pages we can offer bespoke training from general agricultural courses for agricultural supplier staff to specialist first aid training for tree work professionals. If you have an idea we would like to hear from you.


New courses on offer this year are:

  • Emergency tree work operations
  • First aid at work (Arboriculture)
  • Manual Handling
  • Tree Inspection
  • Japanese Knotweed Stem injection


Courses running throughout the year contact our team to get a competitive quote.

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