It has been quite a year! We sincerely hope that you and
yours are safe and well.
We at Simply the Best are looking to cautiously resume training as safely and securely as
possible for all concerned, and the covid crisis has allowed us to rethink and re-engineer
processes, and to make us think radically about our way forward, but we are still
committed to our name, wanting to deliver the best possible training to match our client’s
individual needs.
So – We Won’t Make a Drama out of a Crisis ………….

First- Course Prices.
We have kept our prices the same since 2015. This year in March we
were going to review all prices, had prepared costing spreadsheets,
produce a new ready Reckoner, but in July 2020 we have decided to
rip them up. Yes we have extra costs, yes we have increasing
overheads, but doesn’t everyone? We decided to turn it on its head,
for every negative, we were determined to find the positives, and so
have decided to do something new and radical.
As remote online training is not feasible
for courses such as chainsaws, tractors, etc, We now need
to run courses with smaller numbers, or even 1-1, because
of coronavirus and social distancing, but we can now turn
that to a positive, as we have a new flexibility process, We
won’t bore you with details, but less numbers for some
courses can mean shorter time. Also, because so many of
our Lantra courses have an element of H&S that is common to many machinery courses,
we can take the opportunity to “Bundle” courses when clients require several courses to
avoid repetition, maximising training time on practical parts. We also have a few tricks up
our sleeve, *ahem, in development for some of our traditional classroom courses.

So ……. Drum roll…….. here it is:-
The Simply PQ : Personalised Quote
Tell us what you want, for how many, and we will send a PQ.
In reality, it is a bespoke quote for 1-1, or for 2, or more- It is
like having a private course., we will endeavour to pack in
as much content in a shorter length of time at a reasonable
price. Having 1-1 or 2 on a course or a course bundle means that the course can run
quickly to your timetable as we are not waiting for places to be filled as we used to do
when running Open courses. You are then not mixing with “unknowns”. We think that COULD BE A WIN:WIN

Happy New Year ! Welfare of Animals in Transit Course- Jan 13th.

Do you travel with animals over 65km? If you need to get your WAIT test done, we have spaces on Mon 13th Jan, at 3-5.30 pm.

Paper based test- Cattle sheep, horses, goats and pigs.

£110 plus vat per person, or £90 plus vat per person if 2 or more book.

call us on 01443 670267.

Need animals in transit, short journey? Fri 12th oct 2-4pm

We are running a session and  test – over 65 km, and under 8 hrs- short journey. Cattle sheep goats pigs horses.

(This is not subsidised through Farming Connect )

Ring us on 01443 670267 , and we can help with PDP and applying for other farming connect courses at the same time.




COVERS: cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses

We can arrange a date and time for individual appointment, evenings, weekends, or weekdays.

Cost £110 plus VAT.

Or book onto our open course timetable with others, and cost will be £90 plus VAT. Glamorgan YFC members £90 plus VAT, on production of membership card.

note- this is not the trailer test, B +E

Date Venue Time
Sun 20th August CAERLAN FARM, TONYPANDY CF40 1SN 10am -12am
Mon 21st August CAERLAN FARM, TONYPANDY CF40 1SN 5pm- 7pm
Fri 1st Sept CAERLAN FARM, TONYPANDY CF40 1SN 2pm-4pm
Fri 1st Sept CAERLAN FARM, TONYPANDY CF40 1SN 5pm-7pm


animals in transit- mon Nov 21st- 2pm

Do you need to get your animals in transit test to transport animals over 65km?
tuition and test, approx. 2.5 hours, held at Caerlan Farm CF40 1SN on Monday 21st of November. We need to register you prior to the day, so need your date of birth and other details several days before.
No farming connect funding available, so no approval process.


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



  • 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 !
  • Tel 01443 670267



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.



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.


call us if you require assistance 01443 670267