For New Farmers & GrowERS

You might need to take some accredited training or a course to help you to reach your goals.
This list isn't exhaustive, so get in touch HERE and we'll do our best to help.

Ruralink works with the military community and the land-based sector to develop accessible pathways to a new career on the land. They also provide training and career coaching.

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FarmED is a non-profit organisation based just over the border of Gloucestershire in the Cotswolds. It aims to be at the heart of local, regional and global agroecological transition.

They provide learning spaces, courses and events that inspire, educate and connect people to build sustainable farming and food systems that nourish people and regenerate the planet.

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The Royal Agricultural University based in Cirencester has four separate schools hosting undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation courses in agriculture, business, equine and real estate & land management.

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Hartpury University and Hartpury College offer specialist education in agriculture, animal, equine and veterinary nursing. Whether it's vocational or business skills you need, Hartpury should be able to cater.

Located in Gloucestershire, their 360-hectare campus us home to over 4,000 university and college-level students student AS-levels, diplomas and PHDS.

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Abbey Home Farm in Cirencester take one or two growing apprentices each year, usually in the spring and they stay with them for three seasons (2.5 years). They also welcome one or two trainees from March end to November each year. 


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Are you in the process of attaining the growing skills needed to run a community supported agriculture enterprise? This ONLINE course starting in October 2022, run by Cae Tân could be for you. 

If you're a budding organic grower, it is worth keeping an eye on The Kindling Trust's courses. Whilst they are based in Stockport, they offer 1/2 day training sessions from tool maintenance to a 4-day Commercial Growers Course in the Spring and Autumn. 

They also offer a FarmStart programme for those wanting to build up their skills and experiment with organic commercial-scale growing, but it would require you to be in Stockport for 2 days per week. Click on the logo below for more.


If you're able to get to the Lea Valley, East of London, Organic Lea run a number of training courses. They have a Farmstart database for growers that are starting out, so it might be worth enquiring about that if you can travel.

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Based in Totnes, The Apricot Centre is offering a brand new year long ACCREDITED Level 3 Traineeship with land based learning. The traineeship runs from January 2023 December 2023 for 5 days a week (4 days on a placement farm and 1 day in training).  Applications open in July.

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This  network of farmers, land managers and conservation organisations are committed to promoting the benefits of grazing with the natural environment and our cultural heritage in mind.

By clicking the logo below you'll find a link to LANTRA accredited training course that they host.

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