YFCU offers members a range of training schemes and awards. Here's an example of what we offer:
The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) has recently become a National AQA unit award scheme centre.
This allows YFCU to deliver accredited unit award scheme training to its members. From September YFCU members who take part in a range of training activities and competitions currently offered by YFCU will receive a certificate from a recognised examining and awarding body which can be included in their CVs and records of achievement.
The activities that are available for accreditation are:
These are all activities and competitions that are offered within the annual calendar of events and therefore will require no extra work from the YFCU member apart from participating. To sign up, members can register with their club secretary or directly through YFCU HQ on 9 037 07 13.
A small fee of £10 will be charged and this covers accreditation for all the modules listed above so it is up to the member to decide whether to just do one or all of them for the same price. For more information please contact Gillian McKeown at YFCU HQ firstname.lastname@example.org
The DofE is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25, regardless of gender, background or ability. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.
The DofE has three progressive levels:
And is a four-sectioned programme:
You have until your 25th birthday to complete any of the Awards but it takes at least 6 months at Bronze, 12 months at Silver and 18 months at Gold for Direct Entrants.
There should be a regular commitment averaging at least an hour a week.
To take part in the DofE scheme please contact Corrina at HQ on 028 9037 0713 for details
In conjunction with Elanco, animal health, YFCU offers lameness workshops which take place throughout the year.
Aphis Online is one of a number of free online services and business tools which have been developed to meet the needs of farmers and simplify various aspects of farm management. Please contact Gillian at YFCU HQ on 90 370713 for more details.
YFCU hosts an evening for existing shearers and also potential new shearers where information will be provided on upcoming courses, equipment and you will be given tips and guidance. You will also find out about the competition at Balmoral Show 2019. Date of information to be announced when confirmed.
Any addition training workshops / schemes will be advertised to all members
Farm safety is critical, and all farm family members have a role to play to ensure any emergency situation on farm is dealt with confidently, promptly and safely.
Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU), in partnership with the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), is offering First Aid training opportunities throughout Northern Ireland for all members of the farm family.
For further information contact: Kevin Harper, Tel: 075 1799 9943 or email email@example.com
Club Leaders and Secretaries can also speak to Kevin about bespoke First Aid training club or county
Three-hour course covering:
This training is provided as part of the Farm Family Key Skills [FFKS] scheme under the Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS), part of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 which receives co-financing from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
For further information contact: Tel: 028 8225 6772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Protection - Conact Ann at email@example.com