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Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund
Look for the badge for courses eligible for the Scottish Government's Practical Training Fund
The Scottish Government is again supporting the Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund, and applications are now being taken for 2022!
The Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund has been established by Scottish Government to support the personal development of women, providing them with additional skills to progress their careers and employment opportunities in Scottish agriculture beyond their current role.
What courses are eligible?
Courses eligible for funding can include: business skills; environmental and sustainability; health and safety; plants and animals; vehicles, machinery and equipment.
One of the key findings of research into women in farming and the agriculture sector was that there was a clear need for more access to, and uptake of, vocational, practical training for women across the industry.
Simply look for the badge, or click here to find a variety of courses compatible with the Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund.
Is your course Eligible for the Fund? Would you like to be assigned the badge?
Please get in touch! We are currently inviting training providers to get involved. Do you have a course, which you feel would be suitable for the Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund? Please email the SkillSeeder team - we will be happy to assist you in listing your course on the platform, and acquiring the SkillSeeder Women in Agriculture Badge to accompany your listing. Simply email email@example.com to get started.
Look for the Women in Agriculture Badge!
In conjunction with the fund, SkillSeeder has worked with Lantra Scotland to create the SkillSeeder Women in Agriculture Badge, which makes it quick and easy for find an eligible training course!
Got a question? We'll help you find the answer.
What if I can't find the Women in Agriculture training course that I'm looking for or believe that a course that isn’t listed should have this badge?
Our team are working hard to include a wide range of associated training courses on the SkillSeeder platform. If you can't find the course you a looking for or believe a course should have the Women in Agriculture badge please let us know! Our team will do all they can to find/appoint a training provider in Scotland who is offering this course for you. Please complete this form with the details of the course you are looking for or believe should have this badge.
If there is no training opportunity located in Scotland, can I apply for training if it is located elsewhere?
Provided you are resident in Scotland, and the training is not available or accessible locally, we will consider applications for training located elsewhere.
Should I apply for funding before booking a course?
Applicants should submit their application for funding first and should not book a place on a course until they have received approval. Payments cannot be made retrospectively.
When will I hear if my application has been successful?
Once you have applied for a course your application may need to be reviewed by a panel. This panel will meet at least every two weeks, and you will be advised as to whether your application for funding has been successful no more than 5 days after that date. Please wait for confirmation that your application for funding has been successful before booking.
My application for funding has been successful. Who should I contact to arrange a place on my chosen training course?
If your application for funding is successful, you will be required to contact the training provider of your chosen course within 2 weeks from the date of receiving your email to register your place on the training course.
I have not received acknowledgement of my application?
In the first instance please check the status on your application here. If you have further queries concerning the status of your application please contact the SkillSeeder team through the contact form below.
How soon should I undertake my training?
Training should be completed within 6 months from the date of your confirmation email, however under exceptional circumstances there may be an opportunity for this to be extended.
What if someone needs assistance with their application?
Lantra Scotland will provide support to applicants during the application process by phone or email, you can contact them at Scotland@lantra.co.uk or on 01738 310164.
What if Covid-19 restrictions impact my course?
Please note that due to Covid-19 current restrictions, training providers may not be running face to face courses but may add you to the waiting list for the course which will run when any restrictions are lifted.
What if I can't attend my course?
If you are unable to attend a course due to mitigating circumstances, please notify ourselves and the training provider as soon as possible. Please note that failure to attend the training course with no reasonable notice or explanation may result in you being liable for the full cost of re-booking the training.
If I am not a resident in Scotland but work in a land based business in Scotland am I eligible?
I'm a training provider working in this area, how do I get involved with the Women in Agriculture Practical Training fund?
If you're a training provider based in Scotland and would like to be included in the Women in Agriculture Badge initiative, please contact the SkillSeeder team firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I am not eligible for this funding?
Where alternative funding may be more appropriate Lantra will advise accordingly.
Can I apply to a course that is over £500?
Training up to the value of £500 per course will be fully funded; any training over the value of £500 per course will be considered and assessed on a case by case basis. Please provide comprehensive details regarding the benefits of this course to your particular situation to allow us to best assess your application.
Can I apply for more than one course?
You can apply for more than one course at a time, though we will only review them one at a time, and so it might be better to apply for the course you want to do first, then apply after you have heard whether or not you have been successful. If you apply for more than one, we will review the first, and place the others on the waiting list until the first has been reviewed, and approved or rejected.
We are committed to providing the best possible service and would like to resolve your complaint as quickly as possible. If you are dissatisfied with our service or a training provider's course, please do let us know. Please see our Complaints Procedure page.