NRoSO annual training has moved online for 2021.

All NRoSO members have the opportunity to earn eight NRoSO points – and BASIS members eight BASIS points – from a new online annual training course. The move follows the cancellation of all face-to-face events due to the Covid-19 crisis.

City & Guilds and the NRoSO board are ensuring members can continue their essential training and gain points by moving the annual training online at the Ei Operator website.

The course content, supplied by the same team as the usual annual training, will be very similar to the face-to-face events. Operators can choose to take an arable or fruit version of the course, which both provide eight NRoSO or eight BASIS points. The cost is £30.

The chairman of the NRoSO board, Robert Lockhart, said while face-to-face training had to be cancelled, it was important operators could still access this important training resource for their continuous professional development (CPD) training.

“Many operators rely on the NRoSO Annual Training Event to gain their required CPD  points,” he added. “Regardless of the Covid-19 crisis, farming continues and operators still need to keep up to date with industry changes as well as comply with crop assurance requirements.

“This is why we have worked hard to continue to provide our members with the chance to meet their CPD commitment and gain their points in the most effective way. While we acknowledge online learning will not suit all operators, we have worked hard to make the course as easily accessible as possible for the vast majority of people.”

The annual training course is available until June 30, 2021. NRoSO members can sign up at any time until then. It’s expected to take about two hours. Operators can take a break and return to the course at any time, but must complete it by August 31, 2021.

Annual training online:

  • eight NRoSO points / eight BASIS points
  • Choose from Arable or Fruit courses
  • Cost £30
  • Easy to follow lessons
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Available from January 14, 2021 until June 30, 2021.