Industry Support

CAFRE is an integral part of the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs’ Food and Farming Group. The college supports the Agri-Food sector through industry training, knowledge & technology transfer, benchmarking and business development planning.

CAFRE provides an accredited training course for those who do not have the required Level II qualification for the Young Farmers’/Regional Reserve scheme. This is a part-time course with normal attendance of one evening each week over a 20 week period. To find out more on the Young Farmers’ Payment/Regional Reserve page.

CAFRE provides a range of training programmes aimed at farmers & growers, and those who work in the land-based Industries. These training opportunities allow participants to learn and develop new technical and practical skills. To find out more follow this link to the Industry Training section.

CAFRE assists the Northern Ireland food manufacturing sector through the provision of technology support services to all of the major commodity sectors. The college also has dedicated teams devoted to food business development, innovation and energy and waste management. Training programmes are also available to food businesses. To find out more follow this link to the Food Industry section.