ANIMAL MANAGEMENT & FARMING

Introduction

You will learn to look after a wide variety of small and larger animals as well as work on the farm at Fairfield. You will learn about Health and Safety on a farm and when working with animals. 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.

 

Learning, Knowledge and Skills

You will learn to care for a wide range of animals, the food and conditions they need to survive. You will learn the life cycle of animals and how some are used for meat which is sold in our Farm Shop. You will learn skills to maintain the land around the farm. You could gain additional work experience on a farm, at a local nature centre, animal park or at a farming retailers such as Mole Valley Farmers.

Progression and the Future

You will have gained a wide range of skills and could look for work or voluntary positions in a pet shop or animal park, you could also work with a local farmer or farm shop. You could work independently to help others to look after their pets, particularly dog walking or caring for pets when their owners are on holiday.

 

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

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Join us for our Christmas Fair on December 6th 2019!

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