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Oatridge Agricultural College, Edinburgh

Introduction

Oatridge College is recognised throughout Scotland as a premier provider of specialised education and training for the land-based industries and the rural economy. The approach to learning is highly effective, with 97% of students progressing directly to employment or further education. Students have been named by Lantra, the sector skills council, as Scottish Landbased Learner of the Year in three successive years, from 2005-2007. The Oatridge campus is set on a 283-hectare estate, which includes a commercial farm and a pay-and-play golf course.

Quick facts

Website address
http://www.oatridge.ac.uk/

Courses

42 courses in Agriculture, Animal Care, Countryside Management, Equine Studies, Farriery, Greenkeeping, Horticulture, Land-based Engineering, Landscaping.

Highlights

£8.5m of recent investment for the construction of the new Scottish National Equestrian Centre; Learning Centre; and Farriery and Engineering Workshops.

Location
Oatridge is at the village of Ecclesmachan amid rolling West Lothian countryside, near the M8 and M9 motorways and Edinburgh International Airport. The college is within a 40-minute drive of most major Scottish towns and cities.

Full-time students: 400
Part-time students: 3,000
International students: 100

Oatridge College

Scottish Landbased Learner of the Year in three successive years, from 2005-2007

Lantra

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