Agriculture Practical Training Fund available for Scottish Farmplan customers

The Scottish Government have introduced a Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund. This means that Scottish female residents can apply for support when taking part in any training courses that help with the development of their agricultural business or employment options.

The fund has been open since Monday 4th January 2021 and eligible training courses include environmental, technical, health and safety, plants and animals, business, machinery and equipment training. It will be administered by Lantra Scotland and will provide practical, land-based skills training with full funding of up to £500 per course. Support for courses above this value will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by a review panel.

Female Scottish customers of all Farmplan products can make an application to use the fund for our training sessions if an applicant can provide evidence of why the training will benefit their business.

Adam Joslin, Farmplan’s Training Services Manager, said: “This training fund provides a real opportunity for our Scottish customers to take their Farmplan software to the next level. Though the pandemic has of course meant we are unable to visit our customers in person, we have been delivering effective remote training throughout.

“Our remote training services have been very well received and can be just as effective, and often more convenient, than in-person training.”

Since the Coronavirus pandemic in March, we delivered over 500 hours of remote training sessions to our customers in 2020, an increase of over 170% from sessions held the year before.

Adam added: “We can cater for groups or one-to-one, in tailored training sessions that may be only an hour for a quick refresher, or longer periods spread over a range of days to help customers balance this with their other many commitments. Please do get in touch and see how we can help.”

For more information on the fund and how to apply, click here.

Looking to discuss training options? Contact our knowledgeable team on 01594 545000 to talk about your requirements and how we can help.