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Level 2 Machine Shearing


Dean teaching a learner to shear
This four day course takes beginner shearers up to the next level and improves their proficiency.  It is the first step towards a National Certificate in Wool Harvesting and the other component requires you to complete an on-job work record.

Trainees who have their own gear for a day's shearing and have attended a Tectra Introductory Machine Shearing course should consider building on their skills with this course.

Our friendly and experienced tutors will have you understanding wool shed operations, from hazards and terminology to the roles and responsibilities of each person. You will know how to prepare the handpiece, how to shear a sheep to the correct pattern and what gear is needed for a day's work. You will learn how to set up the wool shed, prepare the wool under supervision and help with pressing and penning up sheep.

By the end of the course you will be consistently shearing an average of between 9 -17 sheep per hour, depending on the sheep type. After completing some on-the-job practice, and sending us back your work record, you will have all you need to achieve the National Certificate in Wool Harvesting - Machine Shearing level two strand, and will be ready to progress to level three.