CAFRE winter courses open for applications

ON FARM: Beef farmer Andrew Gordon from Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone who successfully completed the Level II Beef Production course at the Enniskillen Campus in February, pictured on his home farm.

By Kenneth Johnston,

CAFRE Senior Industry Training Manager

THE CAFRE Agricultural Business Operations (Level II Certificate) Course is now open for applications.

The classes will begin in early October and run weekly for 20 weeks. All of the classes will be based in one of the three CAFRE campuses – Greenmount, Loughry and Enniskillen. Classes will be sector based and include dairying, beef, sheep, poultry, horticulture and crops.

A range of evenings, Monday to Wednesday, will be available, however choices will become more limited as classes fill up. Therefore, it is important that you book early. The cost of the course is £150.

Andrew Gordon, a beef farmer from Fivemiletown who successfully completed the Beef Production course at Enniskillen in February, said: “I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot from it. It suited me that it was held in the evenings and close to home and I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone interested in gaining a qualification in agriculture.”

You can book a place by visiting CAFRE website:

The CAFRE Agricultural Business Operations (Level II Certificate) qualification meets the agricultural training eligibility requirements for the Young Farmers’ Payment/Regional Reserve Scheme. If you require any assistance when booking, call CAFRE Industry Training Administration on 9442 6880 or email


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