Professional development

The Royal Agricultural University has offered world-class training programmes to professionals in the agricultural and land-based sector for over 30 years. We understand the importance of building relationships, resilience, influence, confidence, voice and authentic leadership.

With input from academic experts across the university, as well as an extensive industry network, we work together with our clients to design and deliver training courses that offer the knowledge, confidence and support they seek for themselves and/or their staff.

Are you a business owner or a senior manager? Do you aspire to be a leader within the wider associated arena? Are you a non-farmer needing to gain insight into the agricultural world? Whatever your positioning in the industry – we have a course for you.

Our programmes attract high profile and highly skilled internal and external speakers, allowing delegates to gain expert knowledge on topics relevant to their field. We offer employers the opportunity to develop their workforce and for individuals to enhance their careers.

Our aim is to enable our delegates to develop the abilities that are essential for success and to experience the power of learning, growth through interaction, reflection and action.

Covid-19 update - online courses

The status of the current lockdown will inevitably change, as will the government guidelines on other Covid-19 safety measures in the coming months. The health and wellbeing of future delegates, our students and staff as well as external speakers nevertheless remains a priority.  

The “workplace” as we knew it has altered for everyone. We have all had to embrace other ways of interacting, connecting and communicating to ensure successful continuity as well as quality assurance. Having switched to online delivery in the last year, our courses have proved as dynamic and supportive as ever. Face-to-face courses will resume when it is possible to guarantee the safety of all.