Upcoming course dates east

Welcome to the regularly updated Course List which is kept up to date at all times and will contain most of the winter fixed dates we are running. Lift truck is an exception as we run these all year and please call if you want to book  and we will give you the dates available to your requirements on a first come first served basis.  Thanks, Rob


Training News 2020
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CORONAVIRUS - please see our latest email newsletter for our approach to the risks of Coronavirus, or ask me on enquiring/booking a course.


BIG news regarding Lorry Driver CPC - call me or email for the ins and outs of this, but in a nutshell there have been Government consultations and  if you don't drive full time (harvest drivers are still a question as it can be full time but not all year) and drive as part of your agricultural business but not as a full time driver, then you should be exempt from having at accrue driver cpc points.

This is a great benefit for the farming community and its about time something positive has been done! There are some caveats in the exemptions which I have attached as our news link so you can see in more details, but please just ask rather than assuming anything and I can run though any particular work scenarios you have with you to make sure you make the right decision.

If you are a full time lorry driver eg a contractor or spend all your time driving , even if its for agriculture, then you will probably still need lorry driver cpc. There are exemptions for part time drivers less than a certain % of your monthly time spent driving.  

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/amendments-to-driver-cpc-regulations/amendments-to-driver-cpc-regulations


Call as usual for machinery/lift truck dates on farm.


Open course dates:

August:

6th Brushcutter for UKRS cert
6th Woodchipper for UKRS or NPTC cert
7th Welding MIG/ARC/TIG/Gas to your requirements
10th 180 Excavator for UKRS cert
10th PA1 - Longham
12th Emergency First Aid at Work - Kings Lynn
13th PA6 - Hand Held Sprayer - Longham
17th 180 Excavator for UKRS cert

September:
4th 360 Excavator for UKRS cert
11th Welding - MIG/ARC/TIG/Gas to your requirements
15th PA1 Foundation Module - Kings Lynn
16th Emergency First Aid at Work - Longham
17th Manual Handling and/or Working at Height - Longham - cpc possible
18th PA6 Handheld Sprayer - for NPTC test - Kings Lynn
21-22nd PA2 Boom Sprayer for Novices for NPTC test - Walsingham
22nd Brushcutter for UKRS cert

October:
12th  Brushcutter for UKRS cert
20th PA1 Foundation Module 
21st 180 Excavator for UKRS cert
21st Emergency First Aid at Work
22nd PA6 Handheld Sprayer
23rd Welding MIG/ARC/TIG/GAS to your requirements
26-27th PA2 Boom Sprayer for NPTC - Walsingham
26-27th Chainsaw 2 day Crosscut NPTC/Lantra
27th PASMA Mobile Scaffold - Kings Lynn
27th Manual Handling and/or Working at height - cpc available
28th Chainsaw Refresher - CS30 and/or CS31 available
29th PA4 Slugs and/or Granules for NPTC test - Barsham

November:
2nd PA2 Boom Sprayer for experienced spraymen - for NPTC
9th - Tractors for UKRS cert
10th PA1 Foundation Module
11th Emergency First Aid at Work
12th PA6 Handheld Sprayers
13th Welding MIG/ARC/TIG/GAS to
your requirements
16-20th Chainsaw Crosscut and Felling to 380mm for NPTC test
16-17th PA2 Boom Sprayer for NPTC Walsingham
20th Abrasive Wheels for UKRS cert
23rd PASMA Mobile Scaffold - Kings Lynn
26th PA4 Granules and or Slugs/PASC Spuds
27th FACTS FQA Day for online test - Watton
30th-1st Chainsaw 2 Day Crosscut for Lantra or NPTC
30th-3rd ADR Carriage of Dangerous Goods - SQA cert - Watton 

December:
2nd Chainsaw Refresher - crosscut and or felling small trees
2nd Chainsaw from a MEWP - Lantra cert
3rd - Rabbits and Mole Control for NPTC test
4th  Welding MIG/ARC/TIG/GAS to
your requirements
7th Brushcutter for UKRS cert
7th Woodchipper for UKRS of NPTC cert
8th BASIS Soil and Water Day 1 - Watton 
8th LANTRA Transport of Animals
8th PASMA Mobile Scaffold - Kings Lynn
9th Rodent control for same day LANTRA cert
7th PA1 Foundation Module
9th Emergency First Aid at Work
10th PA6 Handheld Sprayers
10th PA2 Boom Sprayer for experienced spraymen
11th Food Hygiene L1 or 2 UKRS cert 
11th HACCP L1 or L2 refresher
14-15th PA2 Boom Sprayer for Novices - Walsingham
14-18th Chainsaw Crosscut and Felling to 380mm for NPTC
17th PA4 Granules and or SC potatoes - Barsham
21st - 360 Excavator for UKRS cert



If you need on farm courses, very popular at this time of year, don't forget to contact us for details if you need any of the following:

Emergency First Aid at Work
PA1 Foundation Module for NPTC test  
PA6 Handheld Sprayer for NPTC test 
Phostoxin for Rabbit and Mole Control - NPTC
360 Excavator for UKRS cert
PA2 Boom Sprayer for NPTC test
ATV or UTV for UKRS certification
Brushcutter for UKRS certification
Chainsaw of any types quals or refreshers
Welding ARC/MIG to your requirements
Lift truck, Loaders, cranes, MEWPS etc.  machines of all types - novice, experienced, refresher, conversion




Other Winter dates:


BASIS - Watton -  dates coming soon - start mid November, 17 days plus exams, early Feb exam with John Purslow and Sarah Pettitt  


FACTS  Watton - dates now announced - 5 days, Jan 15, 26, then Feb 12,19,22 with exam Feb 26th with  Dr Jim Lewis - 30 BASIS Pts 

FACTS Update Day for online test - dates now out - choice between Nov 27 2020 or 23 Feb 2021. These days are now very popular to retain FQA status to prepare for annual online test

BASIS Soil and Water module - dates now out - 5 days - Watton - Dec 8, 14th, then Jan 4, 25th, with Revision Mar 1 Exam 4 March - Dr Jim Lewis

Foundation BASIS  - dates just out - Jan 2021 start -  12,19,26, then Feb 2,9,12th revision, with exam 16 Feb -  book early!  At Fransham with Phil Strachan

Nutrition for Potatoes - with Dr Mark Stalham - Watton - Feb 25th 2021

NROSO Workshop - for 10 NROSO points - with Trevor Johnson - Walsingham - date TBA

Agronomy Update - something a little different this year - Watton - date TBA

Arable Grass Weed Management - the Way Ahead for the Future - led by Stephen Moss and supportted by Richard Hull of Rothamsted  - Watton - 10 February 2021