October 4, 2016

AMTRA

Animal Medicines Training and Regulatory Authority Overview AMTRA Is an independent regulatory body whose task it is to ensure that the prescription and supply of VPS animal medicines in the […]

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June 29, 2016

ATV’s – Quad

Overview ATV’s (quads) are a very effective piece of machinery on the farm. However, even the most experienced ATV rider can find themselves in potentially dangerous situations, and without the […]

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June 29, 2016

BASIS – Crop Protection

Overview It is a requirement of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 that all persons involved in the sale and supply of a pesticide approved for agricultural use have […]

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June 29, 2016

Bees – Preliminary Beekeeper’s Course

Preliminary Beekeeping Courses are organised and delivered by local Beekeeping Associations affiliated to the Ulster Beekeepers’ Association (UBKA) at a range of venues around Northern Ireland. Overview A practical and […]

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June 29, 2016

Bees – Intermediate Beekeeping Course

The Intermediate Course in beekeeping builds on the knowledge gained from the Preliminary Course and improves the understanding of both the scientific and practical aspects of beekeeping. It consists of […]

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June 29, 2016

FACTS*

Overview The Fertiliser Advisers Certification & Training Scheme (FACTS) is a nationally validated course developed by the fertiliser industry as a form of self-regulation. It was set up in response […]

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May 17, 2018

FACTS Qualified Advisors – Annual Assessment

Overview The new FACTS Annual Assessment that replaces Nutrient Management Planning (NMP) training and is based on technical themes that are of current relevance and that will be changed annually. […]

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June 29, 2016

13-15 yrs Tractor Driving*

Overview By law any child between the ages of 13 to 15 years of age who wants to drive a tractor engaged in agricultural activities, on private land in Northern […]

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November 4, 2016

Tractor Driving

Overview Tractors are extremely versatile pieces of machinery, and when coupled to the ever expanding list of attachments, they become extremely valuable farming tools.  It is vitally important to use […]

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June 29, 2016

IPPC*

  Overview The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) regulations wants to ensure that there is control of certain industrial activities in order to protect the environment.   Our one day […]

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June 29, 2016

Nominated Store Keepers*

Overview The Nominated Storekeeper Course aims to equip those trainees to meet the standards of pesticides storage laid down in the Code of Practice for Suppliers of Pesticide and the […]

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March 2, 2018

Rodenticides

Overview This Lantra accredited course approved by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) is designed to help people plan and carry out rat and mouse control. This course equips […]

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June 29, 2016

Safe Use of Sheep Dips*

Overview If you want to buy sheep dip or take part in the dipping of sheep you must hold a Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Sheep Dip. […]

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January 20, 2017

Short Journey – Livestock Transportation

Overview From 5 January 2008, transporters or attendants using road vehicles to transport animals, in connection with an economic activity, on short journeys (over 65km and up to 8 hours) […]

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June 29, 2016

Telehandler

Overview Telescopic material handlers are widely used within the agriculture and horticulture industry for moving materials and goods The Health & Safety commission has published an approved code of practice […]

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January 10, 2017

Business planning

Overview Planning for the future is important for any business, and land-based businesses are no exception. When considering a change in the business, such as starting a new enterprise or […]

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October 25, 2017

Level 3 Certificate in Agricultural Business Development

Overview The Level 3 Agricultural Business Development qualification has been designed for learners interested in developing skills and knowledge gained in Business Development Groups (BDG) in the areas of animal/plant […]

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June 28, 2016

Bracken Control

Overview Bracken is an invasive weed that can take over whole areas of land signifcantly reducing its stock carrying capacity and it also has a detrimental effect on the range […]

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June 28, 2016

Dry Stone Walling

Overview Dry stone walls are an important component of the landscape. They are durable and attractive field boundary features which will last for many lifetimes if properly maintained. Dry stone […]

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June 28, 2016

Gamekeeping

Overview  The College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) together with the Irish Grouse Conservation Trust (IGCT) and supported by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is […]

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