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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


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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.


Breaking News - part funding possibility if you are a small business, contact etip@norfolk.gov.uk and mention we have suggested you contact them for details and forms. You may be able to get some part funding for some of your winter training, max £1500 total per business up to 75% of the cost of the course and test.


BIG News on B+E -  the removal of the requirement to need to have a separate trailer test to tow trailers for licences issued after 1997 - this is being scrapped - you should still consider 'adequate training' for your employees on the safe use of trailers and towing but there is no longer the need to go to a DVSA test centre and be grilled there by assessors. On hold pending review by the DVSA so watch this space.

  

Old 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.

There are some caveats in the exemptions 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:


November

30th PA6 Hand Held Spayers for NPTC  - 2 places 


December

1st Emergency First Aid at Work - Longham - FULL
3rd Welding MIG/TIG/GAS/ARC to your requirements - FULL
6-7th Chainsaw 2 Day Lantra or NPTC Crosscut - FULL
7th LANTRA Transport of Live Animals Short Journey - Longham - FULL
8th Chainsaw Refreshers cs30/Lantra and or CS31/Felling - FULL
8th PA1 Foundation Module for NPTC - Longham - places
9th PA6 Hand held Sprayers for NPTC - Longham - places
10th Abrasive Wheels for UKRS  - FULL
10th Welding MIG/TIG/ARC/Gas to your requierments - FULL
13-14th PA2 Boom Sprayers for NPTC – Walsingham - places
13th Food Hygiene L1 or 2 for UKRS or CIEH - Kings lynn - FULL
13th HACCP for UKRS or CIEH - Kings Lynn - FULL
14th CAT/Genny Cable avoidance for UKRS -  FULL
15th Tractor Driving for UKRS - FULL
15th Emergency First Aid at Work – Longham
16th LANTRA Rodent Control - Longham
16th CPC LGV Driver Essentials - Kings Lynn
16th 360 Excavators for UKRS - FULL
16th Phostoxin/Rabbit and Mole Control for NPTC - FULL
17th Welding MIG/ARC to your requirements - FULL
20th PA4G and/or Slugs - 1 place

January
10-11th Chainsaw 2 Day Lantra or NPTC Crosscut - FULL
11th Manual Handling/Working at Height CPC – Longham - places
11th Nozzle Seminar with Tom Robinson – Watton - Nearly FULL
11th Emergency First Aid at Work – Longham - places
12th Chainsaw Refresher Crosscut and/or Felling - Stow Bardolph - places
12th PA1 Foundation in Pesticides for NPTC – Longham - places
13th PA6 Module in Hand Held Spraying for NPTC – Longham - places
14th Welding MIG/ARC/TIG/Gas to your requirements
14th Abrasive Wheels  - FULL
17-21st Chainsaw Crosscut and Felling Week  - FULL
17th Tractors for UKRS – FULL
17th BASIS FACTS Day 1 – FULL
18th NRoSO CPD Update – Walsingham – am or pm - FULL
19th FACTS FQA Day for online test – Watton - places
24-25th PA2 Boom Sprayer Module for NPTC – Walsingham
25th PA4G Granules and or Slugs - places
27th Agronomy Update with Ian Wilks – Watton - nearly FULL
28th Welding MIG/ARC/Gas/TIG to your requirements
31st to 3 Feb - ADR Carriage of Dangerous Goods By Road - Longham

February
1st Soil and Cultivations – Philip Wright – Watton – 12 BASIS Pts
2nd Emergency First Aid at Work – Longham
3rd Rabbits and Mole Control for NPTC – Ipswich
3rd pm session Dangerous Goods
Awareness in Agric.
7-8th Chainsaw Crosscut 2 day for Lantra or NPTC
7-8th PA2 Boom Sprayer for NPTC 2 day course – Walsingham
9th Nozzle Seminar with Tom Robinson – Watton – 12 BASIS Pts
9th Chainsaw Refreshers – crosscut and/or felling on farm
9th PA1 Pesticide Foundation module for NPTC – Longham
10th PA6 Hand Held Sprayer for NPTC - Longham
10th Chainsaw Refreshers – crosscut and/or felling on farm
11th Rabbits and Mole Control for NPTC – Longham
11th Welding MIG/ARC/TIG /Gas to your requirements
11th Chainsaw Refreshers – Crosscut and/or Felling on farm
14th Tractor Driving on Farm for UKRS
15th 360 or 180 Excavator on Farm for UKRS
15th Abrasive Wheels for UKRS  
15th Brushcutter for UKRS - Ipswich
16th Emergency First Aid at Work – Longham
17th Agronomy Update Day – Ian Wilks – Watton – 10 BASIS pts
17-18th First Aid at Work 2 day Requal - Norwich
18th Welding MIG/ARC/TIG/Gas to your requirements on farm
21-22nd Chainsaw Crosscut for Lantra or NPTC –on farm
21st Chainsaw Refreshers Crosscut and/or Felling
21-22nd PA2 Boom Sprayer for NPTC – Walsingham
22nd CAT/Genny cable finding for UKRS on farm
22nd Phostoxin for Rabbit and Mole Control for NPTC test
22nd Food Hygiene and or HACCP to your requirements
23rd Soils and Cultivations Philip Wright – Watton 12 BASIS Pts
23rd LANTRA Transport of Animals – Longham
24th Rodent Control for LANTRA – Kings Lynn
24th Potato Day with Martyn Cox – Watton – 8 BASIS Pts
24th Manual Handling/Working at Height - Longham
25th Welding MIG/Arc/Gas/TIG to your requirements
25th NRoSO CPD session – AM or PM slots – Walsingham
25th Maize Day with Jon Myhill – Watton -10 BASIS Pts
28th PA4G/Slugs and or SC for potatoes – for NPTC

March
1st PA1 Foundation Module for NPTC
2nd Emergency First Aid at Work
2-3rd PA2 Boom Sprayer for NPTC test - Walsingham
3rd PA6 Hand Held Sprayer for NPTC
4th Welding MIG/ARC /TIG/Gas to your requirements
6-7th Chainsaw 2 day Maintenance and Crosscut for LANTRA
8-9th First Aid at Work requal - Norwich
9th Emergency First Aid at Work
11th Welding MIG/ARC /TIG/Gas to your requirements
15th 360 Excavator for UKRS
17th ATV/Gator for UKRS
22nd Abrasive Wheels for UKRS
24th Tractors  - experienced for UKRS
29th Brushcutter for UKRS





 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:


ADR Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road - SQA Qualification - 3.5 Day Initial or refresher course - w/c 31 January 2022 -  Places

Dangerous Goods Awareness in Agriculture -3 February PM session

 BASIS -NOW FULL Book for next season -  Watton -start mid November, 17 days plus exams, every Weds and Thursday until end Jan, then exams early Feb  - dates Nov 17/18th, 24,25, Dec 1,2, 8,9,15,16, then Jan 5,6, 12,13, 19,20, Revision 24th Jan, exams 26,27th Jan, with John Purslow and Sarah Pettitt  - Golf Club


NOW FULL Book for next season -FACTS  Watton - 5 days, start 17 and 18 January 2022, then Feb 4, 14, 25th revision day, plus exam day TBA with online element -  with  Dr Jim Lewis - 30 BASIS Pts 

FACTS Update Day for online test -   19 January 2022 -  These days are now very popular to retain FQA status to prepare for annual online test

NOW FULL Book for next season - BASIS Soil and Water module - 5 days, start 8 and 17 December, then January 6, 21, 31st revision day, plus exam day TBA with online element - with Dr Jim Lewis - 30 BASIS Pts 

Foundation BASIS  - 2021 -  Jan 20th, 28th, Feb 4, 10th,  17th, 24th, Exam Day 3 March - demand is likely to be high so book on early -  with Phil Strachan  - 2 places left - be quick

Spray Operator CPD Course - with Trevor Johnson - Walsingham - for  10 NRoSO pts, 8 Basis pts - 18 Jan FULL , available 7th or or 25 Feb 2022 - am or pm session be quick

Agronomy Update - with Ian Wilks  - The latest in Agronomy Trends and hints and tips for the new season  - Watton - 27 January or 17 Feb 2022 - 10 BASIS pts, 4 NRoSO pts  

Nozzle seminar - with the ever popular Tom Robinson - Watton - choice of dates 11 January or 9 Feb 2022 - 12 BASIS pts, 5 NRoSO pts 

Soils and Cultivations for Foremen and Operators - with Philip Wright - Fransham - choice of 2 dates - Feb 1 or Feb 22nd 2022  - 12 Basis, 1 NRoSO pt

Potato Agronomy day  - with Martyn Cox - 24 February 2022 - Watton - latest on potato agronomy  - cradle to grave approach - something a little different this year - 8 BASIS points 1 NRoSO pt 

Maize Agronomy Day - 25 February 2022 - Watton - Jon Myhill from the Maize Growers Association - for anyone new to Maize growing or refresher and update on new methods and approaches - 10 Basis pts, 4 NRoSO pts