Want to get to grips with finance ? 

Want to get to grips with finance ? 

Suite of 3 finance courses available, all 1 day, can be face to face or zoom, as this is last window why not apply for all 3? 80% funding.

1. Bookkeeping VAT and MTD

Price for Application: £250
Price you pay: £50 + VAT

2. Understanding and Using your Accounts

Price for Application: £250
Price you pay: £50 + VAT

3. Managing Cash Flow

Price for Application: £250
Price you pay: £50 + VAT

Are the kids 16+?

Are the kids 16+?

Register them with Farming Connect with an email, and apply for Level 2 Award Health and Safety in Agriculture. 

It is a qualification, so great for CV, and college application.

1 day attendance, held in summer holidays ! 

Price for Application: £285

Price you pay: £57 + VAT

Hints and tips on applying

Hello there,

The Farming Connect window is now open (until 27th May)

I know the system is tortuous, and the navigation around Farming connect website to the BOSS website is a nightmare- if it’s any consolation I got rejected in last window for a course as I rushed to get it in !

Anyway, would you like to apply this window for anything? If you do we can take one of 3 options,

  1. You apply as before – a few little changes -see box below.
  2. we can schedule a zoom chat / facetime chat/ tel call  and I can talk you through it,
  3.  if you wish I can do it for you.

If you can reply to my e mail we can go from there, I have attached our latest newsletter and price list, any queries just get in touch.

Make sure you apply for maximum possible!!

OVER 40- 3 courses in total, only 1 can be machinery

UNDER 40 – 5 courses in total, only 1 can be machinery

So- if you have done 1 course since last June application, you will need to deduct that off this windows total, as 3 and 5 courses are in a one year period. If uncertain, contact your FC development officer to check.

You will have until next Feb to complete training applied for now.

USEFUL LINKS

https://businesswales.gov.wales/farmingconnect/business/skills-and-training/training-courses

https://businesswales.gov.wales/farmingconnect/contact-us/your-local-development-officer

CLICK FOR SIGN ON CYMRU FOR PDP ACCESS

Some Late changes – introduced fri April 29th

1.Change to the application page

BOSS have introduced a minimum character count on the application page which was finalised on Friday This means when someone puts the reason why they want to do the training course in the application box they will not be able to move onto the 2nd page until they have reached 350 characters ( including spaces ). This means an average of 50 words will be required.The reason this has been introduced is in the last window in particular a sizeable number of applications were rejected because the word count was insufficient which is a pity.

STB COMMENT – Far too late to make changes! This may be reason you were rejected, but when they say “insufficient” it’s a pity they didn’t tell us what they were expecting !

 2.E learning Health and Safety. We had requested that it was made more prominent on a person’s BOSS account and this work has now been completed. It should now appear on a person’s dashboard.

STB COMMENT – Far too late to make changes! This may be another reason you were rejected because you have to do this if applying for a machinery course.

Tel 01443 6702767

Email – office@simplythebesttc.co.uk

TODAY’S FEATURED COURSE – Bookkeeping VAT & MTD

Available hopefully face to face  from May onwards,  available via zoom now

Financial Management 1 Bookkeeping VAT and Making Tax Digital MTD 34138

,BOOKKEEPING VAT AND MTD COURSE

Given the ongoing restrictions- Farming Connect do not allow face to face training currently until the end of Jan at the earliest, and realistically end of feb is more likely- and then with March and April Lambing for the majority,

WE DO NOT  REALISTICALLY ENVISAGE BEING ABLE TO HOLD FACE TO FACE TRAINING UNTIL MAY 2021.

What we suggest is : –

You can decide whether you want to wait for May to late summer and attend face to face

Bookkeeping VAT & MTD – Remote Option

We have delivered this several times now remotely, and it is proving popular.

Once the date is agreed, we MAIL YOU a course pack in the post  so you have all manuals, handouts you need for the day, so you don’t have to worry about looking at them on screen, or printing them out etc. I will send you also an excel spreadsheet.

I will send 2 zoom invitations, one for the session 10 am – 12 noon, and another for 1.30 to approx. 3pm on the same day.

From 12- 1.30 you will have an exercise to complete – off screen- so nothing to distract you, and the chance for a cuppa and a bite to eat.

At 1.30 session, I will go through the exercise with you and discuss what and why etc.

There will be an opportunity to react, ask questions, talk to each other in much the same way we would in a face to face session.

You will have a choice of dates, and it doesn’t matter which date you choose, all we ask is that you let us know the date at LEAST A WEEK BEFORE to allow us to get the pack in the post to you.

(If you want it sent to a different address than the farm business registered – let us know~)

If you haven’t used zoom before , quite happy to have a 10 minute session with you on your own before the day, so you know how it works- it is pretty user friendly. (If I can use it……….!!)

Apply now – Farming connect subsidised courses – loads to choose from !

Our latest newsletter is here, only 3 windows left to apply , under 40’s can choose 5 in a year, over 40’s can choose 3. Dont miss it !

if you want any details or help with application, we are not going anywhere ! can give telephone support or calls via Zoom, call us on 01443 670267, or message us on facebook messenger.

these 2 applicants are too young, you need to be 16, this is just induction training, both generations further up are trainers !

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Featured Course – Mole Control (Trapping)

Featured Course – Mole Control (Trapping)

Our Delivery Model

This is a half day course. It can be delivered Pan Wales. It can be delivered on farm, with 2-3 local delegates or even one to one.

Start time arranged individually- usually between 9.30 to 10.30 am. Allow 3-4 hours in total.

 

At start- Visit nearby mole activity to set traps- practical.

Theory / paperwork session in farmhouse or shed.

Revisit traps for evaluation (!)

 

Comprehensive manual supplied.

Note :- this course does not cover the use of Aluminium phosphide

Start time arranged individually- usually between 9.30 to 10.30 am. Allow 3-4 hours in total.

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TODAY’S FEATURED COURSE – Bookkeeping VAT & MTD

Available face to face  from May onwards, available via zoom now

Financial Management 1 Bookkeeping VAT and Making Tax Digital MTD 34138

 

BOOKKEEPING VAT AND MTD COURSE

Given the ongoing restrictions- Farming Connect do not allow face to face training currently until the end of Jan at the earliest, and realistically end of feb is more likely- and then with March and April Lambing for the majority,

WE DO NOT  REALISTICALLY ENVISAGE BEING ABLE TO HOLD FACE TO FACE TRAINING UNTIL MAY 2021.

What we suggest is : –

You can decide whether you want to wait for May to late summer and attend face to face

Bookkeeping VAT & MTD – Remote Option

We have delivered this several times now remotely, and it is proving popular.

Once the date is agreed, we MAIL YOU a course pack in the post  so you have all manuals, handouts you need for the day, so you don’t have to worry about looking at them on screen, or printing them out etc. I will send you also an excel spreadsheet.

I will send 2 zoom invitations, one for the session 10 am – 12 noon, and another for 1.30 to approx. 3pm on the same day.

From 12- 1.30 you will have an exercise to complete – off screen- so nothing to distract you, and the chance for a cuppa and a bite to eat.

At 1.30 session, I will go through the exercise with you and discuss what and why etc.

There will be an opportunity to react, ask questions, talk to each other in much the same way we would in a face to face session.

You will have a choice of dates, and it doesn’t matter which date you choose, all we ask is that you let us know the date at LEAST A WEEK BEFORE to allow us to get the pack in the post to you.

(If you want it sent to a different address than the farm business registered – let us know~)

If you haven’t used zoom before , quite happy to have a 10 minute session with you on your own before the day, so you know how it works- it is pretty user friendly. (If I can use it……….!!)

FARMING CONNECT WINDOW 17 OPEN NOW-NEWSLETTER HERE

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Its raining ! Mae hi’n bwrw glaw ! a paperwork day is a good option today- Have a look at the courses available, APPLYING now WILL MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE APPROVED END OF MARCH. THEN YOU HAVE TILL NEXT DEC  TO COMPLETE TRAINING.

As things covid wise are changing constantly, we are looking to deliver business courses remotely as an option. key message – APPLY NOW- We will sort out HOW we get them delivered after ! check out our newsletter and future delivery plans

This means we have the summer ahead for outdoor courses, and we know the virus doesn’t like heat and fresh air. Hopefully there will be many more improvements in the situation by then, which will give us the ability to return to safe face to face training. But we will be able to offer the business courses as a  Remote option then as well.

So to anyone applying now, it looks likely they will have the option of choosing remote or face to face options, so the message from us is :

APPLY NOW – we will work something out !

All business courses

Our preference is still to run face to face courses, with all covid measures in place,  where possible, but given the new rise in cases, we are developing remote delivery strategies as a realistic option.

What would be useful then when you are approved is to establish your preferences , which will we do in our initial contact.

The advantages of remote are of course that geography doesn’t matter, and we do not have to restrict numbers on courses, we can give a wider availability of dates, we may offer more on weekends! On a separate note we are investing is Instructor development, and are working towards getting a Welsh first language Instructor in machinery ,based in North Wales.

Business coursesall one day duration

Face to face we run them 9.30 to 3.30 which suits school runs etc. with smaller numbers we will be able to adjust timings to suit the needs of the group.

Half and Half  If face to face is possible next year, we are already planning the use of pre course work of things that take time in a group situation such as questionaires activities, case studies etc, so we can cut down the length of time of the face to face encounter as it were, effectively making the course half a day face to face and half a day self study, which can be an effective compromise. We will call these half and half courses!

Remote- Sitting in front of a screen from 9.30 to 3.30 with half hour for lunch we feel is a bridge too far. We envisage holding a 2 hour session in the morning, say 9.30-11.30, followed by a gap where you so some “work” on what we have covered in that session, followed by another session starting at 1. 30 that day. We feel that is better to avoid screen fatigue.

  • We will introduce as much interaction as possible during screen time, so you still benefit from the group experience.
  • I have always been a firm believer that you can learn a lot from each other.
  • I will be happy to take questions just as I do in face to face sessions.

We will not be moving to a fully digital impersonal experience.

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