Our Farm Environment Advice project, resulted in the production of a new draft Competency Framework specifically for the farm environment adviser role. The Framework identifies 3 levels of competence: Trainee, Proficient and Advanced and 16 areas of competency. The Trainee level of competence is suitable for those learning the role whilst the Proficient level is for the experienced generalist adviser. The Advanced level of competence recognises those with more in depth or specialist knowledge in one or more relevant competency areas.
This is a draft and we welcome feedback from both practitioners and other stakeholders, including those who receive or represent those who receive environmental advice.