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YFC Shearing Course Offer *Discount Now Closed

British Wool and the Young Farmers Clubs (YFC) in England, Scotland and Wales have enjoyed a strong relationship and collaborated in many different areas over the years, including for the sixth year in 2024, with the YFC training offer. 

As in previous years, British Wool has offered young farmers an opportunity to attend a beginner shearing course, enabling YFC members to work towards a Blue Seal award. The course will be over two days, covering all the essential aspects of achieving a successful shearing season, including health and safety, the use of shearing equipment and hands-on shearing practice to develop your technique.

The exclusive price YFC members paid for this training offer was £120 (including VAT) – the normal cost for this course would be £240 including VAT.

Excellent fleece presentation starts at shearing, but the work of the wool handler is equally important, ensuring the wool is presented correctly and to a high standard. British Wool is extending its training offer for YFC members to participate in its wool handling course. This one-day course will be delivered by a competitive wool handler at a discounted price of only £60 including VAT.

Richard Schofield, Shearing Manager at British Wool, said:

“We are once again delighted to be working with NFYFC, SAYFC and CFflYFC in supporting the training and development of the next generation of shearers and look forward to welcoming young farmers onto our courses once again this year.  I’d encourage any interested YFC member to contact the your country's YFC organisation before the 31st March closing date.”

Lori-Jo Sharp from Cartmel YFC added,

“Having done the machine shearing course with British Wool.  I found it was very well organised and set up. Roger, our instructor, explained and showed the steps very clearly, we had two days of training and practicing. I went on to achieve my Bronze Seal award. Overall, I was very pleased and happy with how the course was run. Highly recommend.”


To be eligible for the discounted courses, your YFC membership must be affiliated to one of the national federations of England, Scotland and Wales.

Closing date: 31st March 2024

All Courses held will be dependent on Covid restrictions

For more information or to register your interest please contact the team.