What is special about this course?
This course is targeted at those working (or wishing to work) in farm, Estate or general building maintenance and/or horticulture, who wish to extend their skills to include the building and repair of dry stone walls.
There are no formal entry requirements. You will need to bring safety boots and gloves.
• Health and safety considerations • Principles, techniques and tools • Selection of stone • Foundations, batter boards and lines • Repairs and gapping • Corners and wall ends
How will I study my course?
- Short course
The course will take place mostly out of doors, on a site chosen to allow practice in both building and repair skills.
How long will my course last?
This course can be scheduled in any of our college centres. Please call for information and to register your interest.
Where can I study my course?
- Fort William
Please call for information and to register your interest.
This course costs £150. This will include a comprehensive set of course notes.
Funding of up to £200 is available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.
This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.
You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.
Please contact your local college centre for more information about funding, or call us on 01397 874000.
What can I do on completion of my course?
This course will boost your CV if you are seeking employment in the land-based sector.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.