Please find enclosed our Spring programme of events. The programme offers the usual range of courses and refresher training for the period up to Easter. If you have and specific needs or require training that is not in the programme give Chris a call and we will try and help.
Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)
We have had a number of calls from members recently regarding the CPC for professional drivers. Having looked into the feasibility of being able to deliver this, we have reached a decision that it would be more realistic if we were to work in partnership with a provider that already has accreditation as a centre rather than involve the group with the significant expenses associated with becoming a centre ourselves.
In order for us to start this process, it would be useful to know which members will need drivers to undertake CPC accredited training. Please let us know if this is something we can help you with. (A useful information site for more details for employers is www.gov.uk
Biobeds - a LEAF and CSF event at Man of Ross Ltd on 5th March 2013
One of WTS members is hosting the above event which may be of interest to others. Please find enclosed (on the back of this letter!) details. For more information, please contact either Emma Pritchard at LEAF – details on flyer or Roger Green at Man of Ross on 01989 562 853.
Funding for Training
We have been able to secure a limited amount of funding for some training events later in the year through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). The process for accessing this has changed since last year and we will be working with both UKRuralSkills Ltd and the AHDB do deliver some advanced technical skills events later in the year.
Working at Heights
There have been a number of fatalities and serious injuries through people falling from heights over the last few years within the Farming sector. We are looking to run a course specifically focussed on ensuring members have a clear understanding of the regulations and guidance relating to working at heights. This will include being able to carry out risk assessments specifically related to this topic. If you are interested in knowing more about this course, please call and ask.
…..if you have any other training needs, requirements or enquiries, please don't hesitate to call – we look forward to hearing from you.
Tony & Chris Walmsley
On behalf of Wyvern Training Services