11 Jul Trainee Blog 3 – Deer Fencing at Balmoral Estate

By Carly As part of COAT’s training programme the 8 trainees on the course have the chance to learn other skills alongside footpath work. After a welcome two week break we were all ready to check in at a lovely hostel in Ballater and spend…

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22 Apr Trainee Blog 1 – The Beginning

By Amelie The course began with a day of paperwork, eight trainees sitting around a table piled high with forms and folders and cups of tea. All excited to be there and eager to get out into the hills we got all the boring stuff…

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03 Apr Trainees Tackle Maintenance on Meall a Bhuachaille

The Trainees took to the heights of Meall a Bhuachaille to learn all about path maintenance and why its one of the key factors in path construction. They learned how to clean out waterbars, cross drains and make sure all ditching was all clear from any…

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02 Apr Workplace Safety First

First Aid Training Course Our Trainees were on a workplace First Aid Training Course with Outwardly Mobile First Aid. The course covered all aspects of first aid in the workplace, which is vital to have for the environment that the trainees will be testing themselves…

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05 Nov Coat achieves SQA Approved Centre status

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded Approved Centre status by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. We have been running the Path Skills Training Project for 2 years in Partnership with NTS SQA Centre in Inverness. However this development establishes a new independent further…

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18 Oct Getting To Grips With Machinery

Machine Build Nethy Bridge The trainees got to grips of the controls of a 360 excavator on their latest training site. There were Improvements to be made to  a woodland path,  involving the setting out of a path tray to 1.5m width, 150mm deep, infilling…

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