Training for farmers

Countryside Education Visits Accreditation Scheme:

Access To Farms (ATF) is offering training to farmers who host visits from schools. Completion of a CEVAS course results in an Open College Network (OCN) award, and ATF will provide you with a logo and certificate of achievement to use for promotional purposes.

Funding is available to Soil Association licensees for CEVAS training. Please contact the Food for Life Partnership Farm Links Manager on 0117 914 2440 if you would like to discuss hosting visits and undertaking CEVAS training.

What does the training course involve?

There are two one-day training sessions based on three units. These are:

  1. Preparing for Farm Visits
  2. Food, Farming and the Countryside in the National Curriculum
  3. Talking to Pupils, Students and Teachers.

On these courses between the sessions you may be asked to gather ‘evidence’ to support the topics being studied. It might include a leaflet you have made or a sample risk assessment. Some of you will already have the evidence while others will be helped to produce it during the course.

What other help is available?

A folder of course materials containing examples of evidence, information sheets and CD’s from which to produce templates etc will be provided. You may also later access this information, and more, via the FACE/ATF website.
To find out more about CEVAS Training, contact your Regional contacts for FACE:


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