“Young Farmers Scheme” – Qualification Available

 

In 2015, the Single Farm Payment Scheme will be replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme, the Greening Payment and the Young Farmers’ Scheme.  The Young Farmers’ Scheme is an annual ‘top-up’ to the Basic Payment (for a maximum of five years) for those who meet the eligibility criteria listed below:

  • allotment1Have established and activated payment entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme;
  • Are no more than 40 years of age in your first year of application;
  • Are “head of holding”; and
  • Have at least a Level II qualification in agriculture (or a related subject containing a farm business management module).

New entrants and/or young farmers who may wish to avail of support under the Regional Reserve will also need to have at least a Level II qualification in agriculture (or related subject containing a farm business management module).

(Above taken from DARDNI Website)

Ceres Europe through the Countryside Learning and Sustainable Skills College in association with OCNNI are now offering the OCN NI Level 2 Certificate in Agriculture Business Operations. Consisting of the mandatory units

IT On the Farm
Farm Health & Safety
Farm Business Management

And the following “Enterprise Pathways”

Plant Health
Crop Production
Livestock Production
Animal Health

For more information contact our Agri Quals Team


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