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Shearing Courses – Learn from the experts

British Wool is the approved provider for shearing and wool handling training in the UK, with a programme designed to support candidates of all abilities in learning and developing a traditional rural skill.

British Wool courses are recognised across the world and tailored to individual levels of ability – from an absolute beginner (Blue Seal) to an advanced stage (Gold Seal). Course content is designed to achieve several individual objectives - from shearing your flock more efficiently and effectively, to building foundations for career entry opportunities, to supporting entry at global competitions of the highest standards.

We hold over 100 courses throughout the UK, led by a team of registered and highly experienced instructors and generally delivered over 2 days from April to August. Last year these courses were attended by over 800 people.

Courses are available to book, click here.

If you are a young farmer member you will receive a 50% exclusive discount off your next shearing course for the duration of your membership. The exclusive price YFC members will pay for this training offer is £100 plus £20 VAT – the normal cost for this course would be £200 plus £40 VAT. This offer is valid for YFC members registering before the 31st of March 2024. 

To be eligible for the discount you must be a member of a Young Farmers’ Club in England, Scotland and Wales. You must apply for a course before 31st of March 2024 but the 50% discount can be redeemed up until 31st of August 2024. Click here for full details.

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Shearing Courses – Learn from the experts