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Cairngorms National Park - Rural Skills Training Opportunities

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is fully committed to supporting training for land-based businesses in the National Park.  For this year (2014/15) some changes will be made to the support offered through the Land Management Training Project for short courses (under 5 days duration) in key rural skills.  Under the new project, it is up to the applicant to arrange training with their choice of trainer, time and place. Once the training has been delivered, the CNPA will reimburse 30% of the training costs.
The cost of training delivered between 1st April 2014 and 28th February 2015, and which meets the Eligibility Criteria, will be reimbursed at a level of 30% on a first come first served basis.  There is a limited fund for this support and no further applications will be accepted once the funds are fully allocated, so applying early is recommended.
For further details please click here.
In addition, here are other training opportunities which may be of interest.
Deer Stalking
The CNPA would like to hear from anyone interested in undertaking a Deer Stalking Certificate 1 course at a location in the National Park.  If there is sufficient demand (i.e. 10 people) the CNPA will be able to arrange a 2 or 3 day course in the next few months.  Trainees would be eligible for reimbursement of 30% of the training and associated costs through the Land Management Training Project (approximate cost of training under £300 per person). 
Building Resilient Farm Businesses, Tuesday 1 July, 10am to 3pm, Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore (FREE, lunch included)
SAOS is holding a workshop to help attendees gain the tools to guide their agriculture business to increased efficiency and profit.  The workshop usually costs £20 per business but the National Park Authority is willing to fully fund those attending this valuable workshop. Teas Coffees and Lunch for all participants is provided but spaces are limited so apply as soon as you can
Contact Bruce McConachie for more information by telephoning 07590 258 613.
Bridge Inspection/Surveying
Please contact Penny Lawson if you are interested in joining a one day course on basic bridge inspection for safety.  Aproximate full cost £150 per person, eligible for 30% reimbursement through the Land Management Training Project. 
Coming soon...
The CNPA is planning open, free events to look at issues around hill tracks, peatland restoration, farm woodlands, beavers and more....details to follow.
And some training being offered by other organisations....
Forest Landscape Design
Aimed at consultees to forest and woodland proposals, a two day course run by Forestry Commission Scotland at locations across Scotland, September and November 2014. 
For further details please click here.
Cairngorms Learning Partnership is offering a wide range of vocational and recreational training in Badenoch and Strathspey.
For further details please click here.

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