Subsidised Training for Individuals and Clubs

Below are some of the courses we can provide but should you require training in an area not specified below; we will be happy to source a trainer.

  • HCAP
  • Safe Handling of Wild Game Meat
  • Quad safety
  • Health & Safety
  • Firearm Proficiency

Farm Business Skillnet is the training division of IFA, providing training and upskilling to groups of IFA members.

DEER HUNTER TRAINING COURSE

Approved deer hunter training courses are run throughout the year facilitated by and in partnership with Deer Alliance HCAP.

REMINDER: CERTIFICATION WILL BE MANDATORY FOR ALL FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS FOR A DEER HUNTING LICENCE TO HUNT WILD DEER ON PRIVATE LAND (AS WELL AS ON COILLTE FOREST PROPERTY) FROM 2022. HCAP IS APPROVED BY NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE SERVICE FOR THE PURPOSES OF MANDATORY CERTIFICATION FOR ALL FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS FOR A DEER HUNTING LICENCE

IFA Countryside offers its members another opportunity to avail of subsidised participation in approved deer stalking training and certification, in partnership with and facilitated by Deer Alliance HCAP and subsidised by IFA Farm Business Skillnet for IFA Countryside members.

Members can avail of discounted cost of only €120, to include Training Workshop, Stalker Training Manual, MCQ & Range Test.

Fill in the form below 🔽 to be informed about any incoming courses.

HCAP Enquiry Form

SAFE HANDLING OF WILD GAME MEAT COURSE

This Course when successfully completed will allow the trained hunter to certify game carcasses fit to enter Approved Game Handling Establishments as required by Regulation (EC) 853/2004.

This course is run throughout the year.  It is organised by the NARGC ; a LANTRA accredited body and is funded with the support of Farm Business Skillnet. The Course is also approved by The Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The cost of the course will be €130 for IFA Countryside members.  This includes a manual which will be posted to you, Tea/Coffee and dinner.

The next course is scheduled for 22nd October 2022 in the Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar.

You can book here.

Complete the form below to register your interest for alternative 2022 courses.

Safe Handling of Wild Game Meat Course Enquiry Form

Copy of Safe Handling of Wild Game Meat Course
6 November 2021