Paula Gilroy from Derrygonnelly encourages applications for CAFRE’s Level 2 Agricultural Business Operations Course

May 30, 2022

The CAFRE Agricultural Business Operations [ABO] Level 2 Certificate Course is open for 2022/23 applications from 1 May to 31 July.

Course Manager, Kenneth Johnston, explained that the training will be delivered over 20 weeks from the end of September 2022 to the end of February 2023. He also advised that the course will be available at the three CAFRE Campus locations with classes in beef, sheep and dairying being offered.

Paula Gilroy from Derrygonnelly, Co Fermanagh who completed her Level 2 Agriculture Business Operations course in beef production at Enniskillen Campus in February 2022 pictured with her horse “Bell”.

Paula Gilroy [pictured] from Derrygonnelly, Co Fermanagh who completed the beef production course at Enniskillen Campus earlier in the year says: “I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot from it. The course suited me as it was held in the evenings and was close to home. I have always had a keen interest in beef and sheep production having grown up on the home farm where we have 100 suckler cows and 60 ewes.

“It was great to meet up with other likeminded people and we had a large class of over 20 people all with different backgrounds and reasons to be there.

“While I enjoyed the whole course I especially enjoyed the Livestock Production module. I have no hesitation in recommending the course to anyone interested in agriculture and hoping to achieve a worthwhile qualification” 

You can book a place on a course by visiting here.

A range of evenings, Monday to Wednesday will be available, however, choices will become more limited as classes fill up. Therefore, it is important that you book early to ensure you get the training event which best suits your needs.

The cost of the course is £150.00.

The CAFRE Agricultural Business Operations (Level 2 Certificate) qualification meets the agricultural training eligibility requirements for the Young Farmers’ Payment/Regional Reserve Scheme. If you require any assistance when booking a place on this training, you can call CAFRE Industry Training Administration on 028 9442 6880 or by emailing

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