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UK: Leadership and Team Skills Development Course for horticultural growers

Horticultural and agricultural employees working at Team Leader or Supervisor level are being urged to sign up for a new course that will run this autumn through the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (of which HDC is a division).

The course, commencing in September, is funded by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and will lead to the nationally recognised ILM Level 2 Leadership and Team Skills Award.

This four day course (over 5 months) will challenge and develop the skills and experience of current supervisors and team leaders, enabling individuals to be more productive and effective in the work place.

Designed to be beneficial to both employee and employer, the programme has been developed to be interactive with practical tasks used throughout the course to test theoretical work. Project work will be set between modules, all of which will relate to participant’s specific roles in the workplace and will lead to a recognised qualification.

The programme is ideal for practising team leaders, helping them become more effective and confident in their role, as well as new or aspiring team leaders – helping them make the transition from working in a team to leading a team. Eligible beneficiaries are those working in primary production in horticulture and agriculture and in England and the course will be run from two centres in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and Darrington, West Yorkshire.

The cost of the course is £240 + VAT for eligible beneficiaries. Places are awarded on a first come first served basis and growers and their staff are urged to book now to avoid disappointment.

Click here for further detail on the course (PDF).

For more information:
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Jackie Darlow
T: +44 02476 478966
Email: Jackie.darlow@ahdb.org.uk

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