Education and Training

At HighGround our mission is to provide jobs, careers and vocational opportunities for Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans in the land-based sector. We are also proud to deliver the Horticultural Therapy service at Headley Court.

Military skills and experience map perfectly into the sector and we are here to help with the information and resources required to make that transition.

Help to find the right courses

The right training, delivered by competent respected experts in their field is critical to any successful career. If you already have an idea of what sector you’d like to work in HighGround can save you precious funds and time by directing you towards the right people and courses.

We are well networked within the Service charity sector and ELCAS, and can help you to access funding.


Unsure of what the options are?

If you are unsure of the options or what sector you would like to work in we have a summary of the various options available in our Resource Section. We also run Rural Weeks to give a real in-depth insight into the options available and to give you the opportunity to meet people working in the sector.

Rural Weeks

We have developed Rural Weeks to introduce people to the huge variety of opportunities in the sector from working as an arborist in disaster zones, to being a beatkeeper on a river, running a cider orchard, being a park ranger, flying UAV’s in precision agriculture or conserving vultures in Africa.

Rural Weeks are a one-week residential course delivered at an agricultural college with expert tutors to give you an introduction to the land-based sector. Click here to find out more.


Resource Centre

If you would like to do some more research before joining us on a Rural Week or simply want to narrow down the options you are considering, you can access overview guides which set out in more detail the nature of the work and opportunities in the various land-based sectors.

For Further Education at agricultural colleges throughout the UK, please use the Landex website, reproduced here by kind permission of the Directors of Landex.


Can we help you?

If you have any questions or need further information please contact us by email or call Anna on 07951 495 272.