Wayleaves Officer Course

These online training programmes introduce delegates to the practices of the modern agricultural industry. Commodity prices, working methods, profitability and values of reasonable damage and loss are covered, as well as topical issues affecting land owners and managers.

They enable a Wayleave Officer to develop fair and transparent working relationships with their clients and contacts, thereby helping to reduce compensation claims. Guided by the expertise and experience of practical farming academics and professional land agents, delegates will discuss and analyse real life examples on local farms, sharing strategies for best practise.

We offer both Foundation/Introductory and Intermediate/Follow-on programmes, as well as an advanced training programme (by request).

Subjects covered as part of the existing Wayleave Officer training provision include:

Foundation/Introduction training programme

  • The farming year
  • EU CAP and agri-environmental schemes
  • Farm visit
  • Farm physical and financial performance
  • Renewable energy and grid connections
  • Introduction to crop loss claims

The next online programme will be held on 1 - 2 November 2023 (09:00 - 13:00).

Intermediate/Follow-on training programme

  • Agricultural update
  • Agricultural land values
  • Land drainage and soil management
  • Negotiations involving land agents
  • System planning and future proofing
  • Soil and drainage tour
  • Valuation, calculation and settlement of claims
  • Compensation claims – practical exercises and examples

The next online programme will be held from 6 - 8 November 2023 (09:00 - 13:00).

Advanced training programme

Advanced courses can be arranged by request with bespoke content.

Apply today

For more information, to book a place or to request a call back to talk about your specific requirements, please email us at professional.training@rau.ac.uk.