Farmers... Time To Get Down To Business

Young female and male farmer in front of tractor and plough

The challenges of farming are endless - but help is at hand. The Level 2 Certificate for Agricultural Business Operations is open for registration. Once you've passed this course doors will open, including the opportunity to apply for the Young Farmers' Payment/Regional Reserve.


The Agricultural Business Operations Level 2 Certificate is a part-time evening course and is accredited by The Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCN NI). Classes begin in October 2018 and will take place in one of the three CAFRE Campuses – Greenmount, Loughry and Enniskillen. They will be sector based and include Dairying, Beef, Sheep, and Crops.

“I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot and it suited me that it was held in the evenings. I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone interested in agriculture and thinking of applying for the Young Farmers’ Payment/Regional Reserve Scheme." 

William Dennison from Antrim who successfully completed the course along with his son and brother in 2018.

The classes will run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. To make sure you get the evening that suits, you need to book early! The cost of the course is £150.00.

Agricultural Business Operations Level 2 Certificate

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 need any help when applying for a place call CAFRE Industry Training Administration on 028 9442 6880 or by email [email protected].

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