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AgriStart: FREE training to become employment ready…

If you’re between the age of 16-28, from a non-farming background in Powys, the new AgriStart offer can provide you with FREE accredited training in agriculture, forestry and horticulture.

Open to all, be you a GCSE student in Powys, Level 2/3 land-based course students at a further education college, or a YFC member from a non-farming background, there are a range of courses to choose from.

Be you after, e-learning, classroom, or hands-on training, the programme allows you to choose from a range of short courses in order to become employment ready with the essential qualifications you will need.


What courses are on offer?

Fully funded the courses are provided through the Lantra Awards network, available both face-to-face and online, they include:

  • Tractor driving
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATV)
  • Health and safety
  • Safety of children on farms
  • Safe use of pesticides
  • Rodent control
  • Conservation and sustainability
  • Woodland management
  • Livestock handling

Interested in a course not mentioned here? Get in touch to discuss and start exploring potential opportunities.

Training Providers

For a list of Training Providers who deliver the training please click below:

How to apply

All you need to do is contact us to find out more and we’ll assist you in enrolling at a convenient location or online.

Placements limited so early enrolment is advised. 


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, supported by Powys County Council.

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