THE WORLD OF WORK

Welcome to the Careers and World of work section of the Fairfield Farm College website.

As part of your programme you will be supported to engage with the world of work. This can sound frightening but our specialist staff will help you every step of the way. We offer a range of impartial advice on career opportunities as well as a range of in-college support.

A key part of the study programme at Fairfield Farm College is learning about the world of work and the skills that enable you to access jobs that interest you. You will gain confidence through accessing work experience at Fairfield and through work placements linked to your EHCP outcomes.

Fairfield Farm College is working in line with the Department for Education Career guidance strategy and the eight Gatsby Benchmarks:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

 

PARTNERSHIP WORKING

We work with a range of organisations and businesses across Wiltshire and the South West.

We are part of the Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub and also part of the Swindon and Wiltshire Enterprise Adviser Network.

We have a specialist Information Advice & Guidance and Careers Lead that works closely with all learners and also a network of external careers professionals that work collaboratively to provide impartial careers advice to all learners.

We work closely with Wiltshire Employment Services Team (WEST) and offer programmes of study that lead to internships and pre-internship courses based in real-work situations.

If you have any questions, require more information about our provision or feel you can contribute to our provision please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    GET IN TOUCH

    Darren Barber

    Employability and IAG Lead/Careers Lead

    darren.barber@ffc.ac.uk

      Fairfield Farm College recommends the following websites to help prepare young people on their world of work journey:

      Careerpilot

      https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

      A free website that provides impartial careers information to young people in the South West region.

      National Careers Service

      https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

      Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

      Work Wiltshire

      https://workwiltshire.co.uk/lmi/

      Labour market and employment information.

      16-19 Bursary fund information

      https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund

      If your 19 and over and have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) you could also be entitled to a bursary. Find out more here.

      A to Z of finding a job

      https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/finding-job

      Information on finding a job and your rights

      DSA Workfit

      http://www.dsworkfit.org.uk/

      Workfit is the Down’s syndrome Association’s employment programme which brings together employers and job seekers who have Down’s syndrome.

      Wiltshire Employment Support Team (WEST)

      https://workwiltshire.co.uk/support-for-those-with-barriers-to-work/wiltshire-employment-support-team/

      The Wiltshire Employment Support Team (WEST) assists people with disabilities into finding and sustaining varying levels of paid employment with local employers.

      Email: west.cc@wiltshire.gov.uk

      Community Connecting

      https://workwiltshire.co.uk/support-for-those-with-barriers-to-work/community-connecting/

      Education, employment (voluntary work) and training services for young people up to the age of 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

      Bath and North East Somerset

      https://bathneshealthandcare.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities/employment-inclusion/

      Employment Inclusion Team. Support people with learning difficulties and autism to move into full time paid jobs. Email: BATHNES.LDSAdmin@virgincare.co.uk

      Swallow

      https://swallowcharity.org/

      Swallow is working to make sure that teenagers and adults with learning disabilities live the lives they choose through user led support.

      Rake up and Grow.

      https://bathneshealthandcare.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/RakeUp-Leaflet-2.pdf

      Rake Up and Grow is a garden training service working in ‘real’ commercial sites with adults with different abilities. Join us and meet new people, learn new skills! Call 01225 396794.

       

      OUR COLLEGE

      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.

       

      LETS GET SOCIAL

      Location

       

      FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE

      43 HIGH STREET

      DILTON MARSH

      WILTSHIRE 

      BA13 4DL

       

      Phone & Email

      01373 823028

      admissions@ffc.ac.uk

      Halloween fun coming to Fairfield Farm College!

      HALLOWEEN AT FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE Join us for some Halloween fun at Fairfield Farm College!   26th - 31st October 2019At The Civic Centre Trowbridge, BA148AHWe have a whole host of Halloween...

      New car park & hedge statement

      We want to apologise for any disruption and upset caused by the current works to the farmhouse. We pride ourselves on our work with the community and try to communicate through notices in the...

      GRADUATION 2019 AT FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE

      The last few weeks have been extremely busy at Fairfield Farm College, as staff and students finish the academic year with a flurry of activities to celebrate the years achievements. Fairfield, a...

      Sock fundraising success at Fairfield Farm College!

      Wiltshire Police visited Fairfield Farm College to present a certificate for raising £155 for World Down Syndrome awareness day in March 2019. Socks were sold around the college that raised money...

      Youth Club presents medals to football league players

      It was the last Youth Club of the academic year on July 11th, and students taking part in the football league were given their medals in the end of year ceremony. Youth Club starts again on...

      Fairfield Farm College Country Fayre 2019

      Fairfield Farm College hosted their Country Fayre and Family Fun Day on Saturday 6th July, and welcomed hundreds of visitors to a day of fun in the sunshine. There were a variety of activities going...

      Students enjoy a sunny sports day at Fairfield Farm College

      Students at Fairfield Farm College enjoyed a fantastic day of sports and activities in the sunshine at their annual Sports Day. Students participated in a variety of activities including: Tennis,...

      Students enjoy the Fairfield Farm College Summer Ball

      Students enjoyed their end of year Summer Ball, getting dressed up for the jungle themed occasion. Alongside delicious food, games and dancing, students were able to let their hair down and enjoy an...

      Students enjoy day out to Longleat

      Students were recently treated to a day out to Longleat, as a celebration of all their hard work across the school year. Students enjoyed all the classic attractions including the drive through...

      Rotary Club of Westbury fundraise for Fairfield Farm College

      Fairfield Farm College wanted to give a big thank you to everyone at Rotary Club of Westbury for their donation from events and activities they have hosted over the past year. The generous donation...