National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

The Curve

The Curve has been designed especially for YFCs to help you get the very best out of your club and its members.

A series of fun, interactive workshops explore everything from organising the best money spinners to strengthening relationships in your clubs. Each is around 1.5 to 2 hours long, but is designed to be flexible to suit your own club.

The sessions must be delivered by an accredited trainer and registered with the training officer at NFYFC. Trainers are provided with a guide to delivering the training, and all the resources needed for a fun, informative session within your club programme including a certificate of completion. PLUS all trainers could be in with a chance of winning the prestigious Top Trainer Award at the NFYFC AGM!

For more info on how to take part or become a trainer, please email josie.murray@nfyfc.org.uk

Discover The Curve...

 

What’s it all about?

Pick up some useful tips and practical advice to ensure maximum fun and help enusre club events are financially sound.

What will I learn?

  • Why a budget is important when planning an event
  • Why budgets should be recorded
  • How charities can make and keep budgets
  • The importance of developing a strategic budget.

What’s it all about?

Ever felt not everyone in your club is listened to? This module will help you get your club talking to each other more effectively.

What will I learn?

  • The main forms of communication
  • Why communication must vary based on context
  • Why effective communication is important to the YFC team.

What’s it all about?

This is all about preventing farm accidents. You and your members will gain an awareness of farm safety and be challenged to change behaivours and work towards implementing safer practices on the farm.

What will I learn?

  • The importance of farm safety
  • First aid and first response implications of farming accidents
  • The skills required to make a farm task safe
  • How to assess a farming task, identify risks and the preventative measures
  • The consequences of having a serious farming accident

What’s it all about?

This course is delivered in partnership with the Farming Community Network (FCN) or a similar organisation. The aim is to raise awareness of mental health and rural isolation issues that young people may face living in rural areas and where to turn for support.

What will I learn?

  • The stigmas associated with mental health
  • Different mental health issues
  • 5 ways to wellbeing
  • Where to go for support

What’s it all about?

Every YFC is a team. Whether you’re taking part in competitions or just at a club meeting, you are in it together. This module will help your club work better as a team, and teach you how to be a better team player.

What will I learn?

The module highlights the importance of teamwork and covers:

  • The most important role in a team
  • The benefits of teamwork
  • What makes a good team

What’s it all about?

Positively stand out from the crowd by developing excellent links inside and outside YFC. If you want to be better at sourcing new opportunities, strengthening relationships and gathering information then this module is a great place to start.

What will I learn?

  • What networking means
  • The three key principles of networking
  • The difference between internal and external networking
  • How to identify places and events where there are networking opportunities
  • How networking can benefit your YFC

What’s it all about?

A YFC is only as good as its members, and the more members the better! Pick up some top tips and techniques for promoting your club and increasing your membership.

What will I learn?

  • Decide if the club needs new members
  • Develop the clubs current marketing ideas
  • Complete a club action plan in a specified timescale

What’s it all about?

Anyone who has ever wondered what ‘best before’ really means will love this module. It’s especially useful for those off to college or who are about to become independent.

What will I learn?

  • How to understand the dates quoted on food labels
  • Where to store food safely
  • Information for when the only option is to throw food away
  • Hints and tips on the dishes that can be made with left-over food.

What’s it all about?

Enjoy your nights out (and the mornings after!) even more with this essential guide to the effects of alcohol and knowing your limits. This informal course offers tips and advice for enjoying your drink without causing harm to yourself and others.

What will I learn?

If you are interested in learning more about safe drinking or just want to know more about alcohol in general this course is right for you. It covers:

  • If men really handle drink better than women
  • The physical effects of alcohol on the body
  • How alcohol affects group dynamics during a social occasion
  • The alcohol unit contents of drinks
  • How to enjoy alcohol safely
  • How to know your limit

What’s it all about?

Health & Safety is a serious subject, but doesn't need to be complicated or boring. This module will help you understand how to keep your members safe whilst having fun.

What will I learn?

  • Your cllub's H & S responsibilities
  • How to plan for a safe club night or visit
  • How to undertake a Risk Assessment

What’s it all about?

Everyone involved in YFC should be aware of the laws around keeping members safe. This informative module will outline all you need to know to ensure your club is following the correct procedures. It’s not just the chairman’s responsibility to understand the rules around safeguarding - NFYFC encourages all YFC members, staff and associates to take part in this course.

What will I learn?

  • What safeguarding means and how it affects your club
  • How to stay safe in your club
  • Your YFC’s safeguarding policy
  • Safeguarding considerations when applying to be an officer
  • Who to talk to if you have safeguarding concerns

What’s it all about?

Support your YFC and its members during times of change. Develop a good understanding of the impact of, and the techniques for dealing positively with change. This module will be of particular benefit to YFCs with members of a variety of ages.

What will I learn?

  • The different changes people go through as children, teenagers and adults
  • How change can affect behaviour and social capabilities
  • How change can affect people
  • How your club can support members through change.

What’s it all about?

Many YFCs have lost members in tragic road accidents, as young drivers in rural areas are nearly twice as likely to be involved in a collision as those in towns.  This session will help your members to stay safe on rural roads.

What will I learn?

  • The knowledge to understand dangerous driving and its consequences
  • Influencing attitudes to the use of cars and motorbikes in a positive way to discourage dangerous driving
  • Influencing member’s behaviour if they are drivers or passengers to help save their lives by making smarter choices

What’s it all about?

People are different - we all like different things and have varied interests. So how do you make sure your club's program appeals to a wide range of people from different backgrounds and different age groups?

What will I learn?

  • Understand why it's important to have a strong club program
  • How to organise a good program, from planning it to promoting it
  • What should go into your program to keep it varied and attractive to members

What’s it all about?

Remeber the girl who put her home address on Facebook and 3000 people turned up to her birthday party? Facebook and Twitter can be great promotional tools but need using in the right way to maximise results for your club

What will I learn?

  • How to identify your key messages for promotion through social media
  • How to identify and target your audience
  • How to use social media safely and effectively

    What’s it all about?

    This course encouranges members to understand the different types of bullying, the effects and impacts of bulying and the importance of teamwork and cohesion within a YFC.

    What will I learn?

    • A definition of what bullying is
    • The different forms of bullying
    • The impact bullying can have on an individual and group dynamics
    • How bullying can be reduced/tackled in a club environment

    What’s it all about?

    This course had been designed to provide Club Treasurers with the information and knowledge they need to help them carry out their role effectively.

    What will I learn?

    • Reasons why a Club needs a Treasurer
    • Reporting requirements for the Charity Commission
    • How to manage a bank account
    • The thought process of organising an event
    • Bookkeeping, budgeting, cash flow and independent examination
    This session is supported by NatWest and will be delivered by them alongside an YFC Trainer.

    What’s it all about?

    A course designed for budding entrepreneurs who are looking for insipiration and help to take forward their business ideas.

    What will I learn?

    • A guided tour of local rural business
    • Establishing an idea and building a business plan
    • Understanding business types, tax and legal
    • Becoming your own boss
    • Sourcing banking and funding

    What’s it all about?

    Ever thought what makes YFC different to other youth clubs? Why do we need a constitution? Or, What a quorum is? These questions and more will be answered in the workshop.

    What will I learn?

    • What makes YFC different
    • Why we need a constitution
    • How YFC works as a charity
    • How to make the most of your YFC

    What’s it all about?

    Not all of our YFC members are from a farming background and it's easy to take it for granted that they know just as much as those involved. Many members join YFC wanting to find out more about farming and agriculture and, with the help of farming members, this workshop provides a whistle-stop tour of British agriculture.

    What will I learn?

    • The Farming Year
    • British Produce
    • A day in the life of a farmer
    • Career opportunities in the sector

    What’s it all about?

    Find out how you and your members can stay safe online and not become a victim of bullying, fraud or crime.

    What will I learn?

    • An awareness of online opportunities and threats
    • Five ways to stay safe online
    • An understanding of online risks
    • Actions to take if yourself or a friend is at risk online

    Trainers Evaluation

    If you are a trainer and have recently delivered a Curve training module we would love your feedback. You can do this online by completing this short evaluation form.



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