Oatridge College, Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52 6NH, Scotland 01506 864800
http://www.oatridge.ac.uk/ email
Information
  • Campus Urban
  • Chancellor N/A
  • Established 1973
  • Location Broxburn
  • Type Public
  • Vice Chancellor N/A
The College has been on its present site in the village of Ecclesmachan, 15 miles west of Edinburgh, since 1973. It was established to meet the training and educational needs of the farming industry, but 38 years on it has diversified to become Scotland's largest landbased College, specialising in Agriculture, Animal Care, Countryside Management, Equine Studies & Forgework, Horticulture, Landscaping, Rural Skills, Landbased Engineering and Activity Tourism. With 420 full-time and 3,200 part-time students it has a national role in helping to sustain the rural economy of Scotland.The College stands on its own 283-hectare estate in the fertile West Lothian countryside, but is within easy reach of the motorway network and less than 60 minutes drive from most of Scotland's major towns and cities. The campus includes a nine-hole pay-andplay golf course and a commercial, working farm with units for beef cattle, sheep and pigs and 100 hectares under cereal production. It is the home of the Scottish National Equestrian Centre.
Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ)
SVQ Courses at Level 2 & 3 are available at Oatridge covering the following subject areas Agriculture, Horticulture, Landscaping, Landbased Service Engineering (Agricultural & Horticultural Machinery) Equine, Environmental Conservation, Animal Care. SVQ's are vocational qualifications and can usually be undertaken on a part-time basis, or as a workbased programme.Suitable candidates may also undertake a Lantra Modern Apprenticeship (Skills Development Scotland funded programme) alongside the Level 2/3 course. This usually entails the training and successful completion of an additional 2-industry specific tests eg. Health & Safety Executive 1-day Emergency First Aid course and a LANTRA certificated industry specific training course. Contact the college for more information.
Campus
The College stands on its own 283-hectare estate in the fertile West Lothian countryside, but is within easy reach of the motorway network and less than 60 minutes drive from most of Scotland's major towns and cities. The campus includes a nine-hole pay-andplay golf course and a commercial, working farm with units for beef cattle, sheep and pigs and 100 hectares under cereal production. It is the home of the Scottish National Equestrian Centre.