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Your Standards and Qualifications

To make sure you have skilled, knowledgeable and qualified workers, we work to produce flexible sets of qualifications using our National Occupational Standards

We know how important these standards and qualifications are so we regularly review them to keep them up-to-date, however, with so many types of qualifications to choose from, choosing the right one for you can seem confusing.

About Lantra

As a Sector Skills Council we support skills and training for people and businesses in the land-based  and environmental sector.

We are an independent UK organisation owned and managed by our industries. We work with employers and the UK’s governments to address your skills and productivity needs.

Working in one of our industries? We have information to help you take your career to the next level.

Our Industries

We look after the skills needs of our sector’s industries and professions across the whole of the United Kingdom. There are 16 industries which are grouped around:

  • Land management and production
  • Animal health and welfare 
  • Environmental industries 

With approximately 230,000, mostly small to medium sized, businesses in the land-based  and environmental sector, Lantra are proud to act as the Sector Skills Council for this diverse and progressive sector.

Northern Ireland SSC

The land-based and environmental industry in Northern Ireland has around 30,000 businesses and 60,000 employees. Our team in Northern Ireland works to help you access the training, qualifications, skills and knowledge you need.

Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships provide employees with hands-on experience of learning from their employer and the chance to work towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Find out more about taking on a Modern Apprentice for your agricultural business here.

Our partners

We promote careers and skills within the land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector, so work with a wide range of partners across Scotland, including the following organisations.

Apprenticeships.Scot promotes apprenticeships and vacancies in Scotland.


You can read our news stories by clicking on the links on the left or in our latest newsletter here.

Our archived news items are here.

Find out more by calling us on 01738 310164 or following Lantra Scotland on Facebook or Twitter.

Land-Based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year

Our prestigious learner of the year awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional people working in some of our most important industries.

Find out more in a short video or read about our incredible 2018 winners here.

Farm Business Adviser Accreditation Scheme Scotland

Accredited farm business advisors are here to help you:

  • Review your business
  • Develop an integrated land management plan
  • Work towards a successful and profitable future for your business


Advisers delivering Integrated Land Management Plans (ILMP) and Carbon Audits under the Farm Advisory Service must be registered under FBAASS, the nationally recognised standard for advisers in Scotland.

Skills and training

As the sector skills council for Scotland's land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation industries, we promote the benefits of investment in learning and skills development in order to:

  • help deliver the Cabinet Secretary’s Discussion Document for The Future of Scottish Agriculture which sets out a vision of a productive, innovative and profitable future for Scottish farming

  • promote skills initiatives, and the business and environmental benefits of investing in skills