Summer/ Autumn timetable

DATE SUBJECT AREA/VENUE
WED 7TH JUNE Marketing Builth wells.
THURS 29TH JUNE? VAT Glynllifon
WED 5TH JULY Planning business Builth Wells
WED 5TH JULY Rodents Rhayader
FRI 7TH JULY Cash flow Llangollen
WED 2ND AUG VAT Tonypandy
THURS 3RD AUG VAT Llandrindod
FRI 4TH AUGUST Planning business Llangollen
APPROVED IN JULY? FOLLOWING DATES AVAILABLE
WED 13TH SEPT VAT Carmarthen
FRI 15TH SEPT VAT Tonypandy
TUES 19TH SEPT Rodents Tonypandy
THURS 21ST SEPT VAT Llangollen
FRI 22ND SEPT Understanding accounts Llangollen
WED 4TH OCT Rodents Swansea area
WED 4TH OCT Understanding accounts Carmarthen area
THURS 12TH OCT Understanding accounts Builth area
TUES 31ST OCT Rodents Tonypandy
MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED WHEN JULY APPROVALS ANNOUNCED

PROVISIONAL AUTUMN TIMETABLE 2017

These courses will be running for previously approved Farming Connect clients, so if applying in July window, you will hear if successful by end of August, and then could join these courses from September on.

Business Courses – category 1

 

OTHER DATES

DATE SUBJECT AREA / VENUE
9TH, 10TH October Pesticides- boom Tonypandy
9th, 11th October Pesticides- handheld Tonypandy

NEXT WINDOW FOR TRAINING FUNDING IS MARCH 2017

NEXT WINDOW FOR TRAINING APPLICATIONS WILL BE 6TH – 31ST MARCH

Keep watching out for more info on this, There will be an opportunity for under 40’s on an eligible farm/ forestry business to access 5 training courses in a year, rather than 3. Still only 1 per year in Machinery and Equipment.

You will need to update your PDP, we can help with this, to reflect new choices for training. This can be done NOW, but the application form itself won’t be available TILL MARCH 6TH.

JUNE WINDOW OPEN – FARMING CONNECT FUNDING.

THE JUNE FARMING CONNECT FUNDING APPLICATION WINDOW IS NOW OPEN.

APPLY NOW FOR AUTUMN TRAINING

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You can apply for 3 courses a year, and only one can be machinery and vehicles. The June window is the last of this funding year, the next year opens in September with an October window. If you apply for a machinery and equipment course now in June, you can apply for another in October. Similarly you can apply for 3 in June, and then you will have the choice of another 3 then from October on.

Complete your online PDP (Personal Development Plan). We can assist you with this, you are welcome to arrange an appointment, or we can assist you with our help guides, or talk you through it on the phone. There are PDP CLINICS being held with Farming Connect staff all over Wales, check the website https://businesswales.gov.wales/farmingconnect/training for your local officer details and these clinics.

SOUTH WALES- PESTICIDES TRAINING

Apply in June for

Level 2 award in the safe use of pesticides- boom sprayer (PA1 & PA2)

Course running Sept 12th and 13th / 12th and 14th .

RODENTICIDES – RAT POISON New “stewardship conditions“will appear on labels of rodenticides, requiring those that purchase and use them have been on an approved Training course. These labels are being introduced from April 2016, and Training will be a requirement for users from June 1st 2016 . BUT, as an interim measure, if you are member of a farm assurance scheme, FAWL, Red Tractor, that membership will permit you to purchase and use these products until the end of December 2017.So Training needs to be undertaken by December 2017 if you wish to use Rodenticides on the Farm. Lantra Awards has a new course that is recognised as an approved Training course by CRRU- Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use. Cost is £165 plus vat

We will have a programme of dates and venues all over Wales in the autumn and winter- apply now

These dates are arranged, we will be adding more as approvals come in.

DATE COURSE AREA COST
WED 7TH SEPT Developing people to perform RHAYADER £150
THURS 8TH SEPT Financial Recording and VAT. DENBIGH £150
FRI 9TH SEPT Understanding and Using your accounts BUILTH WELLS £150
WED 14TH SEPT Marketing Your Business. BUILTH WELLS £150
THURS 15TH SEPT Understanding and Using your accounts LLANRWST £150
WED 21st SEPT Business planning and development BUILTH WELLS £150
THURS 22nd SEPT Responsible and effective Control of Commensal Rodents BUILTH WELLS £165
WED 5TH OCT 7-10PM Financial Recording and Vat –part1 BALA £150
THURS 6TH OCT Responsible and effective Control of Commensal Rodents BALA £165
WED 19TH OCT7-10PM Financial Recording and Vat –part 2 BALA ——
THURS 20TH OCT Marketing your business. BALA £150
November –Jan Responsible and effective Control of Commensal Rodents TONYPANDY, BRIDGEND, GOWER, CARMARTHEN, USK,

BRECON, LLANDEILO

£165

To attend these courses, you must APPLY FOR FUNDING IN JUNE WINDOW. The cost shown is before VAT. Vat is applicable, but the cost on the funding form is as above.

www.simplythebesttc.co.uk Tel 01443 670267 office@simplythebesttc.co.uk

GLAMORGAN YFC RALLY DAY – JUNE 11TH pitcot farm cf32 0te

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CALLING ALL YOUNG FARMERS, AND MAMS AND DADS .

  • Have you registered for Farming Connect (since 0ct 15)
  • Started your Personal Development plan yet?
  • Will you be at Rally Day?
  • Simply The Best Training have a stand at rally day, the Farming Connect funding window is open in June, so we will be there to assist you in completing your personal development plans in order to access training.
  • REGISTERED? Bring your CON number and password with you.
  • NOT REGISTERED? RING 08456 000813  and Provide an e mail address for all the family members that will want to apply. (each person has to have a different e mail address). You will receive a CON number and password before rally day, bring them with you.
  • There is different eligibility now which means that forestry businesses, smallholders with more than 3 ha, and some contractors will now qualify.
  • We are guessing that most members will be busy all day, but for mams and dads that are chauffeuring, watching, stewarding etc, come and have a chat and get your PDP started.
  • Simply the Best is sponsoring ATV training for non – farming members of Glamorgan YFC .
  • We are also running dates for Welfare of Animals in Transit Tests on a weekend- half price to all paid up members, and mams and dads.
  • ALSO –We will be running a food hygiene course on a weekend after the rally. Open to members, mams and dads etc. Open course. Details on stand.
  • The June window is the last of the “funding year”. You are allowed 3 courses a year, only one of which can be from machinery section. So you can apply for a machinery course now, and then another in October, which is first window of the next funding year. Don’t miss it !
  •   www.simplythebesttc.co.uk Tel 01443 670267

 

JUNE NEWSLETTER

Brushcutter- we have 2 places available on Mon June 27th here at Caerlan Farm Tonypandy CF40 1SN. Discounted price available- ring for details.

Safe Use of Pesticides– training only. We have 3 places available. This is not the full qualification in application, but suitable for managers who will not be applying pesticides, but is responsible for purchase, storage etc. £75 plus vat per person.

Welfare of animals in Transit Test- Short Journey 4 places available Mon June 6th 10.30 – 12.30.

ATV– July 4th . 2 spaces available.

Chainsaws- cross cutting&maintenance – July 11th and 12th. July 13th and 14th

Financial recording and VAT

2 places available Fri 24th June Caerlan Farm Tonypandy CF40 1SN

2 places available Mon 20th June , Lantra Builth Wells.

2 places available Fri 8th July Aberystwyth area.

ELIGIBLE FOR FARMING CONNECT FUNDING?

FUNDING APPLICATION WINDOW OPEN 1ST JUNE TO 30TH JUNE.

Don’t forget to APPLY NOW for courses that will run in autumn.

LOCAL- Pesticides, Chainsaws, ATV,

PAN WALES – Rodenticides, Vat, using accounts, cash flow, marketing.

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call us if you require assistance 01443 670267

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See you at the spring fair

Simply the best training will be in the Lantra building , opposite the YFC and south glam building for the spring festival at the royal welsh showground in Builth Wells.

Come and see us for a new range of business courses for the rural community, as well as chainsaws, tractors and ATV training.

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