Tyfu Cymru Professional Development Programme aims to future proof the horticulture industry in Wales. It will do this by providing relevant training to equip horticulture businesses with the commercial skills that are necessary to capitalise on opportunities for growth.

Eligible businesses will gain access to a tailored programme of masterclasses and leadership coaching delivered by Tyfu Cymru and their network of sector specialists.

Designed for Welsh horticulture businesses with growth potential, the Professional Development Programme supports Welsh Government objectives for rural regeneration through the innovative and sustainable development of the horticulture industry in Wales.

Entry requirements

You should normally be a horticulture business located within Wales that has been operational for at least 2 years. Or be a new horticulture business that can demonstrate growth ambitions through an established business plan or evidence of market demand.

Your commitment

Every business is expected to participate in 5 [tba – budget dependent] learning modules and provide evidence for how they will apply this learning in their business.

The outcome of the programme is focussed on the benefit to the business and the programme is designed to allow different individuals from participating businesses to undertake different modules at different times.

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Your commitment

Every business is expected to participate in 5 [tba – budget dependent] learning modules and provide evidence for how they will apply this learning in their business.

The outcome of the programme is focussed on the benefit to the business and the programme is designed to allow different individuals from participating businesses to undertake different modules at different times.

Learning outcomes

    • think strategically and creatively about your business practices
    • build and engage in working relationships that make for effective business management
    • make ethical business decisions with respect to people and the environment
    • use sound methods to research new products and markets
    • prepare or modify plans to manage risk and uncertainty in your business

       

Learning approach

Every eligible business will receive a skills assessment by Tyfu Cymru, prior to beginning the programme, and receive a tailored package of learning modules based on their specific needs. These will be delivered via a rolling programme of masterclasses, site visits and webinars (1 per module) with follow up work to complete each module.

Key features

  • Builds a range of commercial skills for horticulture
  • Offers a flexible programme to suit individual business needs
  • Provides masterclasses, site visits and webinars delivered by specialists
  • Gives access to a pool of leadership coaches, mentors and an online forum

On completion

Businesses that complete the programme will be invited to Lantra annual awards ceremony.

On successful completion of all the modules each business will be awarded a certificate of professional development from Tyfu Cymru. Whilst every individual that completes each module will receive a certificate of attendance.