First time you don’t need backing financial , only second time you go you need sponsoring I think.From what I understand need a fair bit of financial backing. Unless changed need to have x £ in the bank to go over. There are college exchanges that can help also
Find an Australian one!He needs to marry a rich farmer/landowners daughter that has no siblings. Marry into land and money.
Perhaps a reason to stay at ag college. Only bad bit about travelling for too long is when you get back most of the decent girls are paired off, married.
My understanding is - from various articles about farming abroad, that you will need paper qualifications before you can qualify for various schemes.Aye up,
My lad is in his first year of a Level 3 Extended Diploma. He’s doing ok, really well in fact, good grades and we thought he was enjoying it.
I know it’s been a difficult year for many kids, but he’s been lucky, really busy working on a local farm. He absolutely loves it and is there every minute he can be.
In the last few weeks his head has gone down a bit when it comes to college. If we let him, he would not bother going again. We want him to last the course and get the qualification. He doesn’t want to do a degree, which is frustrating because we’re sure he could, but we don’t rule with a rod here, they’ve got to make their own way.
The fact he’s not doing a degree makes him
think the diploma is pointless, but we’re trying to get him to see further.
What options could he have to do something different next year?
We’re adamant he should do something with a qualification at the end. The trouble is he loves “the work”. It’s all he wants to do. He doesn’t want to tell people how to do the work, he just loves doing it himself. And when older he’s adamant he’s going to have his own business (or mine!!!) so won’t need to impress anybody with a piece of paper. All good stuff but we don’t want him to regret it later.
He could do with something to really grab him next year, give him a really interesting challenge.
No need for us to back off, we’re not on his case all the time. I think we are encouraging and suggesting rather than telling him.First time you don’t need backing financial , only second time you go you need sponsoring I think.
without Being rude Pete. I think your sons knows exactly what he wants to do so I suggests you back off a little and let him get on with it. Just subtle hints on a Sunday.....
Sorry Pete, as I said in my PM I didn’t mean it how it came across.No need for us to back off, we’re not on his case all the time. I think we are encouraging and suggesting rather than telling him.
I know some very successful people who don’t even have an O level to their name. They’ve got there with the right mindset and I’m sure my lad will have that too.
The only thing we are trying to get him to understand is that we don’t give in here. We don’t quit and we carry out what we set out to do. Plus, having gained nearly all top grades in his GCSEs and flying at his Level 3 he could easily do more. So it’s just a case of us trying to cajole him, certainly not force him.
One thing he has to be is happy. It’s no good earning big money or having a prestigious job if he’s unhappy.
I must tell him this evening about a small farm that came up for rent a few years ago. We applied for it. Long story short, in a conversation with the agent I asked if there were any specific requirements and one of the very few were an agricultural qualification. They wouldn’t even consider a tenant without one.
However, years later we were offered this place on the strength of our character and reputation, not a hint of qualification required.
But it can take a long time to build a solid reputation.
If he wants to work abroad with tractors to get to the very front of the que and basically be begged to go and get more pay than the steering wheel attendants he needs to serve his time as a mechanic , it will get him lots of places.My understanding is - from various articles about farming abroad, that you will need paper qualifications before you can qualify for various schemes.
Taking into account How Arla producers now have to produce proof about any calves they sell, then surely it's only a matter of time before you will
have to "prove" that you are qualified to take over the family farm via paper qualifications.
I started my first degree when I was 26, no regrets at all about beginning when I was a 'mature' student; I knew what I wanted to do and did it properly. I had plenty of fun too, but was streets ahead of the youngsters straight out of school when it came to self-discipline - wasn't broke either, having my Army money behind me.If he’s confident let him do what he wants you can always go back to education if you want or need to I don’t think qualifications are worth much in this job
many years ago, I was told John Davies of S & A Group, went to Holm Lacey College but gave up as he couldn't see the point, and could not see that the college lecturers could teach him anything, and this is the link to his company now, so I think he was right!I don’t now of course but it was a complete waste of time I’ve never used and I’m in a management role have been since I was 20
Yes and I wonder how many others who thought they were too cool for school and are now asking themselves why they didn’t try a bit harder and asking others ‘Do you want fries with that?’many years ago, I was told John Davies of S & A Group, went to Holm Lacey College but gave up as he couldn't see the point, and could not see that the college lecturers could teach him anything, and this is the link to his company now, so I think he was right!