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Apply for new NFYFC and LEAF Education CEVAS training offer

Apply for new NFYFC and LEAF Education CEVAS training offer

NFYFC has partnered with LEAF Education to provide fully funded training in LEAF Education's CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme) for YFC members aged 18 and above.

CEVAS gives farmers the tools, knowledge and practical guidance needed to host safe and impactful farm visits.

Twelve positions are open to those seeking to enhance their future career opportunities or increase on-farm diversification options.

The individual qualification status can be added to CVs and the nationally recognised accreditation logo can be applied to a farming or land management enterprise. This project is supported by Defra, covering training costs that would typically amount to £360 + VAT per person.

The training, which will be available from September 2024, can be delivered in-person over two six-hour days or online in two-hour sessions across six weeks.

What you will learn

  • How to get started with hosting children and young people on your farm
  • Key things you need to think about
  • Investigate learning opportunities in the national curriculum
  • Plan talks gauged at the right level for any age group
  • Prepare for those awkward questions
  • Tailor visits to different school age children or to a variety of care farming clients
  • Prepare risk assessments which ensures appropriate safeguarding of children
  • Develop meaningful evaluation methods
  • Network with other farm educators and learn from their good practice.

Greg Parkes, a former Leicestershire and Rutland FYFC County Chair, said:

ā€œIā€™m a big believer in the value of educating your future consumers as a way to add value to a farming business.

"Having secured ED1 (Educational Access) funding through the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, I wanted to equip myself with the necessary skills to deliver successful educational, curriculum-linked visits to school children. Completing the CEVAS training delivered by LEAF Education was the best way to do this!ā€

How to apply

Answer a few short questions in our online form to register your interest. You will then be contacted to confirm if your application has been successful.