Mandatory Online Training Course for SCEP Participants Launched

May 4, 2024 | Climate Change, Farm Viability, Green Architecture

The launch of an online training course for participants in the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP) has been announced by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). Successful completion of the mandatory online training course on programme actions and animal handling is mandatory under the SCEP terms and conditions. The online training is required to be completed the 15th of November 2024.

The course will consist of a brief explainer video and seven online course modules. Each module should take, on average, around 30 minutes to complete. The course will focus on the SCEP actions that farmers must undertake as part of the programme i.e. breeding strategies, genotyping, weighing and calving surveys. There will also include a module on farm safety and livestock handling.

There is enough flexibility built into the course that it can be completed in stages and on any device that participants choose. There will also be support facilities available for people encountering difficulties during the training.

All SCEP participants will receive an information letter containing a pin number which will be needed when accessing the course online. The pin number will also be accessible through the Agfood accounts of SCEP participants. Participants will require a valid e-mail address to gain access to the training material. The training portal can be accessed at

Participants must be aware that failure to complete the course by the 15th of November 2024 will result in them being ineligible to remain in the programme and any money received will have to be repaid. Completion of all the course modules will be verified by DAFM.

Any SCEP participants that have queries on any aspect of the programme implementation or training, are advised to contact the Department’s Helpdesk at 057 867 4422 or e-mail [email protected] .

Further information on SCEP can be found here and here.

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