Wayleaves Officer Course

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

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

The courses strive to enable a Wayleave Officer to form a fair and transparent working relationship with their clients and contacts, consequently helping to reduce compensation claims. The programmes include visits to local farms and field exercises with input from land owners and land agent representatives. The Wayleave Officer courses incorporate a number of off-campus field trips, visits and practical exercises to support the classroom learning, as well as close contact and input from practising land agents.

Wayleaves Group Photo Oct 16

We can offer either introductory or intermediate level courses depending on your needs. Delegates will need to bring their wellington boots and waterproofs as field based sessions on our University Farms are an essential part of the programme.

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

Foundation Training Programme

  • The Farming Year
  • EU CAP and Agri-Environmental Schemes
  • Farm Visit
  • Farming Operations and Soils
  • Introduction to crop loss claims

Intermediate 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

Advanced Training Programme

  • Advanced courses can be arranged by request with bespoke content

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If you would like more information about the course please call the office on 01285 889879 or email us at professional.training@rau.ac.uk