National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

28 February 2019

New YFC trainers have joined the national training team after a course in the East Midlands Area, which will boost skills development for more YFC members.

The group met at Mount Cook Adventure Centre in Derbyshire this February and have all been trained to plan, deliver and evaluate training – with a specific focus on Club Officer training and the Curve modules. 

The course is certified by the Institute of Occupational Learning (ITOL) and all 16 participants have now received the internationally recognised qualification “Introductory Certificate to Training Delivery.’

Charlotte Garbutt from Lincolnshire FYFC attended the course so she could improve her own skills as well as give back to the membership by delivering training.

“Being a YFC Trainer is a great opportunity for me to deliver content and meet new members in clubs throughout the County,” said Charlotte.

The course taught participants how to identify the learning needs of  individuals and how to design training activities. On completion of the course, trainers will be able to facilitate a group training session using activities such as role play, simulation or group discussion.

“The training was really interesting because it wasn't solely about YFC and you can easily apply it to your day-to-day life and work,” said Charlotte who is currently a Vice Chairman of Lincolnshire FYFC and Syngenta Area Manager. “It was also a great chance to meet others from the East Midlands Area and create a group of contacts who can get support from each other when delivering training.”

Charlotte has already delivered her first Curve module to a club since attending the course and tackled the road safety session Drive it Home. 

“It is a really good module as it is so important that young people understand the importance of driving safely. Passengers also have a responsibility and there were several in the club who weren't old enough to drive. I'm hoping to deliver several modules over the coming months.”

Train the Trainer courses are ideally aimed at anyone who has held a Club Officer position and who is interested in developing and delivering YFC training.

For more information on training see the training pages. 


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