You will learn to look after animals and the land as well as Health and Safety on a farm. Sometimes you may see animals born. You will meet the vet and the sheep/alpaca shearer and see them working. You may learn to drive the college tractor, help with chain harrowing, rolling, haymaking, mending fences, hedging and ditching.
Accredited by Ascentis:
Units towards Ascentis Using Employability Skills E1-L1
Internal – real projects around the farm working with the Farm Supervisor.
External – working on local sheep farm assisting with tasks, caring for animals at the Hope Nature Centre. Working at Mole Valley Farmers.
Level 1 course at mainstream college, if appropriate.
Paid or supported employment or or voluntary work in an animal park or farm.
- Working in an agricultural retail outlet.
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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