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.
Accredited by Ascentis:
Units towards Ascentis Using Employability Skills E1-L1
Internal – growing plants to sell in the college farm shop as well as for planting in college house gardens.
External – undertaking projects in the community, including: conservation work, working in a local quarry, undertaking work experience at Palmer Gardens (Shaw Trust).
Level 1 course at mainstream college, if appropriate.
Paid or supported employment or voluntary work in a Garden Centre or for a Gardener/ Landscaping Company.
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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