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Save 50% on Sheep Shearing training

YFC members can save 50% on the cost of training towards a Blue Seal qualification through NFYFC’s discounted scheme with British Wool.

The offer from British Wool means members of NFYFC only have to pay £105 (includes VAT) for a two-day course, which is 50% off the standard course fee of £210 (includes VAT). It’s an essential qualification for any YFC members wishing to take part in the NFYFC Sheep Shearing competition but is also ideal for anyone wanting to improve their shearing skills.

The two-day shearing course will cover all the essentials for a successful shearing season and includes:

  • An introduction to shearing
  • Health and safety and the use of shearing equipment
  • Demonstrations and hands-on practice.
  • One-to-one support by an instructor.

To be eligible to take advantage of this offer you must be a current member of a Young Farmers’ Club affiliated to NFYFC within England and Wales, and not have attended a course previously.

Winner of NFYFC’s 2021 Sheep Shearing competition, Ciaran McNulty from Alnwick YFC in Northumberland, has a Gold Seal award and urged YFC members to take advantage of the British Wool courses.

“I would recommend anyone going into shearing and doing any kind of shearing, even if it’s at home for yourself, to go and do the training courses by British Wool. It was a great help for me. The people who are teaching you are the best in the shearing industry.” 

A range of dedicated NFYFC courses will be offered but if these are too far away, where possible, an alternative may be offered.

British Wool is also offering wool handling courses to YFC members for £60 (includes VAT) for one day’s training from a top competitive wool handler. 

To reserve your Blue Seal training place:

To reserve your place, contact a British Wool Regional Co-ordinator, before the closing date, 31 March 2022. Emma Jagger, 01274 688666. EmmaJagger@britishwool.org.uk or Richard Schofield, T: 07966 291618.

You will need to give your name, address, date of birth and YFC membership card number.