VOCATIONAL LEARNING – ENTERPRISE

Information

The aim of the course is to develop practical skills in our purpose-built workshop. You will learn Health and Safety in the workshop and how to use a range of tools and equipment safely. This will focus your skills on designing, sourcing and producing a range of products using a variety of techniques. These may include: felting, ceramics, woodworking, metalwork, textiles, photography, decoupage, appliqué, mosaic, jewellery and tie dye.  The second element of Enterprise is the attention to the budget setting, planning, business and leadership roles and team work that lead to products being advertised, marketed and sold through a variety of platforms such as the college farm shop and online.

Qualifications

Accredited by Ascentis:

Units towards Ascentis Using Employability Skills E1-L1

Work Experience

  • Internal – working on real projects around the college.

  • External – developing these skills in a variety of settings.

Progression Opportunities

  • Level 1 course at mainstream college, if appropriate.

  • Paid or supported employment or voluntary work in a retail outlets and practical skills centres. 

    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.

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    Location

    FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE

    43 HIGH STREET

    DILTON MARSH

    WILTSHIRE 

    BA13 4DL

    Phone & Email

    01373 823028

    admissions@ffc.ac.uk

    Work Experience

    Fabulous pictures of two of our students undertaking their induction in readiness for their placements at Tesco Extra. Good luck in your jobs ladies, and thank you Tesco for the opportunity ....

    Students provide FFC planting service!

    David Robinson, Horticulture Lead, met with Jette (from Dilton Marsh village) who asked him if FFC had a planting service. Following this conversation, David visited Jette’s home and quoted for a...

    Holiday workshops produce stunning work!

    As the summer holidays draw to a close, we thought we'd share some images of the fantastic work created in our summer workshops!

    New Website Launch

    Welcome to the brand new Fairfield Farm College website. We hope you enjoy the fresh new look and the exciting new features that the website has to offer! Don't forget to bookmark our News website...

    GRADUATION

    Today we celebrated another successful year at Fairfield and said a sad farewell to our leavers – we wish you all the very best in your future lives – please do keep in touch. Have a great summer –...

    Sports day

    We were joined today by Paralympian and 2012 Archery Silver medalist Mel Clarke. After a great day of sports, trialling new events and activities Mel talked to students and showed us her medal....

    Whole College Trip

    Yesterday staff and students enjoyed a fabulous day out at Longleat to celebrate the end of another wonderfully successful year at College. In tutor groups we enjoyed train and boat rides, 'rocking...

    Reunion BBQ

    We held our annual re-union BBQ today. Students, ex students and and staff enjoyed a wonderful lunch, then spent time chatting and catching up during the afternoon. It was lovely to welcome so many...

    Thank you for supporting our first Country Fayre

    On Saturday 30 June Fairfield held a Country Fayre for the students, families and local community.  It was a year in the planning and was supported by local businesses and community groups. The...

    SUMMER BALL

    Students and staff joined together to celebrate the (almost) end of another wonderful and successful year at college. A circus theme prevailed, wonderful outfits, music from DJ le Frog and delicious...