Becoming an FBAASS accredited advisor

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Only advisers who are quality assured and receive accreditation are able to deliver grant-aided advice within the Farm Advisory Service.

Accredited advisers benefit from:

  • new work opportunities across Scotland
  • listing on our searchable database of available advisers
  • external technical assessment and soft skills monitoring which highlight areas of development and boost their skills
  • access to CPD events and updates on key developments

If you're interested in using your skills to deliver advice and you meet the following criteria, apply to be an accredited advisor today:

  • educated to a minimum of HND level or equivalent
  • proven track record of delivering business management advice, with the equivalent of at least two years full-time delivery of business management consultancy
  • proven ability to establish, appraise and understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of a business
  • experience of developing potential strategies and plans to enhance business performance
  • current knowledge and experience of the agricultural industry including key regulatory, environmental and subsidy issues in Scotland.
  • be client-focussed; credible and influential; have good critical reasoning skills; have excellent communication and planning skills; be driven and enthusiastic; be IT literate with access to computer, email and telephone
  • mobile
  • have Professional Indemnity Insurance.

The annual accreditation fee is £200 + VAT for an advisor and £75 + VAT for an associate.

To apply, complete a form and provide evidence of educational qualifications, business management skills and technical knowledge. You will need to provide copies of recently completed and anonymised business plans with at least two for farms.

You can download an application form to be an FBAASS Accredited Adviser here or to be an Associate here.

Find out more by calling 01738 310164, emailing us or writing to: The Registrar, FBAASS, Lantra, Inveralmond Business Centre, Auld Bond Road, Perth PH1 3FX