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Farmers Weekly has launched a new dedicated e-learning site to help farmers record and acknowledge their technical expertise and competencies.

Farmers Weekly Academy is a custom-built website uses the latest e-learning technology and techniques to help users get the most from their learning with structured courses and systems to track and record progress.

How can you or your employees benefit?

1. Free online learning courses
The site is free to use, you just need to register to create your learning profile and start taking the courses, which cover technical arable, livestock and business issues.

2. Expert knowledge
Top experts in the country are selected to underpin best practice by imparting their knowledge, unique insight and experience in the learning modules and courses.

3. Systematic structured courses
The courses have been divided into modules which help you move from one related subject to another and continue to expand your knowledge.

4. Learning incentive scheme
A new Farmers Academy Development Scheme (FADS) offers participants the opportunity to win one of five £200 vouchers towards further training, course or conference attendance.

5. Rewards – CPD and certificates
Members of the accrediting bodies BASIS, NroSO, FACTS and DairyPro can gain valuable professional development points. A downloadable certificate is available to users for every successfully completed module.

6. Learning records
You can create a “my profile” area which enables you to track what modules you have successfully completed, how many CPD points you have for each accrediting scheme and where you can go to obtain more.

7. Professional development
A dedicated academy editor will provide regular news covering industry initiatives and case studies as well as any new courses and training.

For more on this topic

Go to the Farmers Weekly Academy site

Read about the Farmers Weekly Academy launch

Win £200 with the new Farmers Weekly Academy scheme