Exclusive British Wool training offer for young farmers – supporting the next generation
Supporting the training and development of the next generation of shearers and wool handlers is crucial to a thriving UK sheep sector and for ensuring the highest standards.
British Wool and the national federations of 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 third year in 2021, with a YFC training offer.
The beginner shearing course, which is one aspect of the offer available, enables 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.
This British Wool offer is open to YFC members who have not previously attended a British Wool shearing course. The exclusive price YFC members will pay for this training offer is £96 (Inc. VAT) – the normal cost for this course would be £210.
Excellent fleece presentation starts at shearing but equally important is the work of the wool handler in ensuring the wool is presented correctly and to a high standard. British Wool is therefore extending its training offer to YFC members to also participate in its wool handling course. This one-day course will be delivered by a successful competitive wool handler at a discounted price for YFC members of only £60 (inc. VAT).
Richard Schofield, Shearing Manager, British Wool, said: “We are once again delighted to be working with Young Farmers’ Clubs to give this exclusive offer for our beginner shearing and wool handling courses. Covid restrictions permitting, we look forward to welcoming young farmers onto our courses again this year and would encourage any interested YFC member to contact British Wool’s regional coordinator for their area before the 31st March closing date.”
To be eligible for the discounted courses, your YFC membership must be affiliated to one of the national federations of England, Scotland and Wales, and you should not have previously attended a British Wool shearing or wool handling course.
Closing date: 31st March 2021
All Courses held will be dependent on Covid restrictions
For more information or to register your interest please contact the team.