July 6, 2020

Don’t miss the closing application date for the CAFRE Agricultural Business Operations (Level II) Course 2020/21.

The CAFRE Agricultural Business Operations [ABO] Level II Certificate Course will be closing for 2020/21 applications on 17th July.

Course Manager, Kenneth Johnston said that CAFRE has already received a high level of interest and he would encourage anyone interested in applying for the course to make sure that they did not miss the closing date for applications.

He went on to explain that the training will be delivered over 20 weeks from October 2020 to the end of February 2021. He also advised that the course is usually available at the three CAFRE Campus locations andface-to-face delivery is the preferred option but only where space is available to allow social distancing in line with Government guidelines. The College is currently looking at ways to deliver the course safely and classes in beef, sheep and dairying will be offered.

Of the 2019/20 students, 100% were satisfied with the course and felt they had gained knowledge from participating in the course and would recommend the course to others. They also felt the course will be of benefit to them when running their farm business.

You can book a place on a course by visiting the CAFRE website at:


The cost of the course is £150.00.

The CAFRE Agricultural Business Operations (Level II Certificate) qualification meets the agricultural training eligibility requirements for the Young Farmers’ Payment/Regional Reserve Scheme.

If you require any assistance when booking a place on this training, you can call CAFRE Industry Training Administration on 028 9442 6880 or by emailing Industry.TrainingAdmin@daera-ni.gov.uk.

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