ENTERPRISE

Introduction

The aim of this subject is to provide an opportunity to develop a range of practical skill sand techniques that can be applied to the world of creative work. The sessions take place across the site as well as in a practical skills, purpose-built workshop. Central to this subject is the focus on your understanding of Health and Safety in a workshop and how to use a range of tools and equipment safely. This subject is centred on real-life customer facing projects and commissions.

Learning, Knowledge and Skills

This subject 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 making 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. 

Progression and the Future 

Having developed a range of practical and creative skills and understanding you could move into a range of jobs and further study. This could involve working in a practical setting such as a workshop, studio or something more business-like that would help you further your enterprise skills, customer-service and entrepreneurship. 

    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

    Sheep Health Check

    Today on the farm, we gave all our Shetland sheep their autumn health check. We checked their feet, their teeth and their general condition, and also had a close look at their lovely crimped...

    Piglets on the Farm

    Last week we welcomed a new litter of piglets to the farm. On Tuesday, Priscilla the pig gave birth to ten piglets. We helped move Priscilla and her family to a quiet area away from the Animal Walk...

    Hamper Donation

    Want to win this fantastic hamper which has been donated by Carphone Warehouse then pop into our shop or the cafe and buy a raffle ticket. Tickets are £1 each and the draw will take place on Monday...

    Student Council

    Students who have put themselves forward for Student Council election gave speeches to support their case for being elected. Following this all students cast their votes - watch this space for the...

    Car Washing Project

    The car washing enterprise project has taken off with a bang. Students have been working incredibly hard this term and have developed many new and useful skills.

    Apple Bobbing on the Farm

    This week we introduced some of our animals to apple (and pear) bobbing. The goats soon got the hang of it, and we gave them some small pieces of apple as a treat. Priscilla the pig was able to...

    Creative in Enterprise

    Students getting creative with body and movement this week in Enterprise. They have been studying the artist, Keith Haring and will develop their ideas into fun products ready for the Christmas...

    Sporting Achievement!

    Rachel Bown our Inclusive Sports and Exercise Co-ordinator at the college received an award from Triathlon England South West: 'Members Achievement Award'.  This award is in recognition of the...

    In the Farm Shop

    The students have been busy in the shop this morning, arranging a beautiful display of fresh fruit and vegetables to showcase what we have on offer for our customers.  They look delicious!

    Foundation Tutor’s Fundraising Challenge

    Sheena our Foundation Tutor is one month into her weigh loss challenge fundraiser for Fairfield Farm College.  Sheena is aiming to loose 2 stone by Christmas and she is already 1 stone lighter. ...