What?: A programme of problem-solving workshops, led by pig technical experts, designed to build on existing pig husbandry skills. The problem-solving exercises are applied to ‘virtual’ farm scenarios so stockpeople also review the outcome of decisions they make.
These sessions are available on an ad hoc basis, allowing attendees not wishing to complete the whole course to choose relevant sessions to attend.
Who?: Stockpeople who have significant previous experience or have completed the Stockman Development Programme or hold the Stage 2 Certificate of Competence. They may want to progress to become a supervisor/manager.
Qualification: Stockpeople will receive a certificate of attendance from AHDB Pork. Stockpeople can also choose to be assessed for the Stage 2 or Stage 3 Certificate of Competence qualification.
When?: Six one-day workshops held over a nine-month period from October to June.
Cost: £210+VAT for the full course, including all workshops and course handbooks. £30+VAT per workshop if attending single workshops ad hoc.