In addition to our full-time and residential programmes we offer supported internships as a transition from college to full time working.
You will spend most of your time in a range of work place settings that interest you and meet your long term work ambitions. Job coaches from the college Careers team will help you to settle in to your work placements.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Please note: This year (2018/19) Fairfield will be running a pre-internship programme based at the Hope Nature Centre. This is an exciting new venture that allows us to develop and apply the skills acquired at college in a purpose built Animal Park for young people with learning disabilities. The Centre comprises a 15 acre site with a range of exciting animals and activities for families, including a land train, animal walk, park area and cafe. For more information: http://www.hopenaturecentre.org.uk/
If you are aged between 16 and 24 years and would like to learn to live independently, we offer flexible weekend and short breaks and respite to meet your needs. You can stay in one of our four houses and sometimes join existing residential students. Prices vary on length of stay.
We offer weekly workshops through the holidays. These include: Dance, Art, Animal Care, Forest School and Gardening Club. Workshops cost £30 (including lunch). Find out more: Holiday Activities
The youth club is for young people aged between 14 and 24 years, to get together, have fun and make new friends. It is currently every Thursday in term time, 7 – 9pm and costs £3. Come along and join the fun!
College staff facilitate and supervise Youth Club attendees and activities. We cannot provide specific or additional support to attendees, this type of support must be provided by the young person by way of a Personal Assistant or external Support Worker.
We work with local providers to offer a wide range of experiences from discreet courses, joining existing programmes and work experience.
We can accommodate young people with learning difficulties from local schools and colleges to undertake work experience at Fairfield Farm College. Placements may form part of your weekly programme, as part of a course you are studying elsewhere or as a work experience week from local schools. We can provide additional support, please contact us to ask about this, we may also ask you to provide your own support on some occasions. If you would like to be considered for a placement please visit our website, there is usually a charge.
We have regular open days for you and your families, to come and look around and meet the students and staff. Please see the website for upcoming dates. Find out more: Open Days
Fairfield Farm College is a Specialist College for students with learning disabilities; it is a registered Charity, with residential, day and weekend courses. We are situated in the village of Dilton Marsh in Wiltshire. Our 26-acre farm site includes well-resourced teaching and vocational learning areas, a student common room, conference room, café and a farm shop.
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