Land-based and Environment

Land-based and Environment

Scotland's first-class natural produce is the envy of the world. As is our great outdoors — mountains, lochs, forests and wildlife bring visitors from every country of the globe to every corner of Scotland.

Our Land-based and Environmental industries lie at the heart of it all. They're the backbone of our Tourism and Food and Drink sectors. Together they employ 660,000 people in a wide variety of roles, and are crucial to Scotland's economy.

SQA has a range of qualifications for people working in the sector's many disciplines.
Each help you grow and maintain workforce skills and knowledge. And because we've developed our qualifications with industry, we know they're relevant, stand up to scrutiny, and deliver the skills and confidence your people need to do a great job. SQA qualifications are available in areas such as Gamekeeping, Greenkeeping, Horticulture and Rural Skills.


For more information about qualifications in the Land-based and Environment sector, please click on the button below.


Land-based and environment qualifications

Land-based and Environment Industries

Types of Industries which are covered by SQA's Land based and environment qualifications.

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Animal Technology
  • Aquaculture
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Equine
  • Fencing
  • Fisheries Management
  • Floristry
  • Game and Wildlife Management
  • Horticulture, Landscaping and Sports Turf
  • Land-based Engineering
  • Production Horticulture
  • Trees and Timber
  • Veterinary Activities


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