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There are lots of exciting and rewarding careers in the land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector.

Agriculture: watch our careers video  or have a look at our careers leaflet.

Improving Rural Livelihoods in Northern Ireland - Skills Survey 2016

Improving Rural Livelihoods in Northern Ireland - Skills Survey 2016

Lantra welcomes HSE report into reduced accidents but warns there is no room for complacency


The number of fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry and fishing is now at its lowest in five years, according to a recent report published by the HSE. Twenty nine deaths were reported in 2015/16, compared with an average of 37 deaths over the five previous years.

The report provides summaries of the fatalities and also outlines how straightforward steps, such as safe stop procedures for tractors and machines, or planning and  selecting equipment to carry out work at height, can make a real difference to improving safety.

Behind the wheel: Ryan plants the seeds for a successful career in farming


Ryan Kelly from County Londonderry in Northern Ireland received a very special birthday present from his parents in June. On his birthday, Lantra Awards instructor Brian Megahey from Ballyutoag Training arrived at the family farm to put Ryan through a Lantra Awards accredited Tractor Driving course. This came about as Ryan’s parents wanted to ensure that he was properly trained in all aspects of operating the farm’s tractors safely. In fact, the farm’s insurers wanted proof that Ryan had been on a proper training course.

Beginning Falconry Award

Lantra is pleased to confirm it is still offering the increasingly-popular Beginning Falconry Award. Delivered by a network of training providers across the UK, the Award continues to attract learners in areas including further education, prison rehabilitation and animal husbandry.

Developed by Lantra Awards in conjunction with the Hawk Board, the Beginning Falconry Award is ideal for those who are new to falconry, or those who wish to keep raptors and/or owls.

Instructor Network

Welcome to The Lantra Instructor Network

This area of the website is designed to be a central area for The Lantra Instructor Network to find Useful Information, FAQs, Application Forms and Event Information.

Instructos have their own profile page which is accessible to providers wishing to book an Instructor in their area.

Here at Lantra we pride ourselves on having a strong network of highly skilled Instructors who offer our Trianing and Qualifcations through our network of registered Providers.

New Chair appointed for Lantra’s Northern Ireland National Council


Lantra has announced the appointment of Ian Marshall as Chair of its National Council in Northern Ireland. Ian will succeed Campbell Tweed OBE who is to stand down after seven years in the role.

The SoFarm project

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry visited RAPID Ltd in Claudy to attend the first presentation of Lantra Awards qualifications to graduating participants on the SoFarm project (Thursday, 24 March 2016)

The SoFarm project is one of 67 projects in Northern Ireland that was successful in its application for funding under the first Call of the NI European Social Fund (ESF) Programme 2014-20. SoFarm is an innovative project designed with a focus on using social farming to improve the skills and employability of people with disabilities.

New Health & Safety, Forestry and First Aid Technical Awards coming soon!

Lantra is delighted to announce a brand new range of Health & Safety and +F (Forestry) First Aid technical awards set to launch this March.

Below is a brief overview of the new technical awards and some of the areas they cover: