Frequently Asked Questions

Organising a Course / Event for your Club, Group or Company

Have you and others a training need? Whether you are a Macra Club or County/Region, a discussion group or a company in the wider industry with some employees in need of training, we can help.

Contact us to see if we can procure a training provider and organise the course delivery, with facilities etc for you, taking the administrative burden from you while ensure the skills are developed. If a course needs to be tailored to your needs or developed from scratch, we would also be delighted to support this. Please do not hesitate to contact us

How much do courses cost?

Some courses have a cost to participants and some courses are provided free of charge. The cost of some courses is further subsidised by sponsors or partners, to whom we are extremely grateful. Costs of Training are calculated on the average expected group size after the application of Skillnet Funding. Non-members can avail of training courses at an extra cost. Members and employees of associate member companies can attend training at members rates.

Those who pay the non-member rate of e25 and have never been members before or have only been a member in an agricultural college, will receive a one year membership.

Am I eligible to participate?

  • *Full time students are ineligible for Skillnet funded courses. Those working in agriculture (farming or any other agri based industry or business) on a full/part-time or seasonal basis are eligible. *

Is there an age restriction on participating?

Trainees must be age 16 years or older. There is no upper age limit.