Training & Development

Both National and Essex Young Farmers offer Training & Development opportunities. If you are an Essex Young Farmer and would like to apply for some funding to go on a course then please download the below form and have a read of the guidance notes. When you complete the form, please remember to put as much information about yourself and tell us what you have been involved with as a YFC member as this will help the panel decide if they can offer you the funding.

The people who decide if you are eligible and if so how much to offer you are the members of the Finance & General Purpose Committee (F & GP) – they meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month and will discuss all applications. Generally a member of the committee rather than Mary & Jackie in the County Office will contact you to let you know their decision. Once you have been approved, you will need to arrange to take your course (please remember we only contribute towards the training itself and not the fee at the end of the course). You will need to pay the company directly and then send a copy of the paid invoice to the County Office who will then arrange to pay the amount agreed directly into your bank account. It is not a problem if you have already taken your course before the funding is approved – as long as you send in the paperwork as per above, you will still be refunded directly.

This is the form along with the guidance notes, but please contact County Office if you have any queries (T: 01245 360442 E:

How to Apply

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Click the link below to download the word document which will tell you step by step how to apply.

How to apply Training & Development Funding Form

Application Form

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Click the link below to download the application form (word document)

Training Application Form April 2016-17

National YFC

If you’re a young farmer you may already think you know your onions.

But you might be surprised at the huge range of training that NFYFC offers to help you brush up your skills or learn something completely new that can help you and your club.

Just by taking on a role in the running of your club, you are automatically learning essential leadership and team working skills. But our internationally recognised training courses help you fine tune these and prove to employers, colleges and universities that you really are as good as you say you are! Check out the courses on offer.

If you are in search of some hands-on practical skills, then look no further. We offer training in a range of agriculture skills, from meat for the market to dry stone walling. Why not take a look at the Courses available to members?