Care Farming - Success for FarmAbility

During the past year and a half, we have been working on a joint venture with FarmAbility; a Care Farm based in Oxford. FarmAbilty offer outdoor, farm-based programmes of animal husbandry, horticulture and seasonal tasks for adults with autism and learning disabilities. We teamed up with them to deliver a City and Guilds Employability qualification to a cohort of their co-farmers to assist them in working towards employment in the rural economy.

The course has been very successful with 100% of their learners completing the qualification and achieving an Entry Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills. Luke has recently completed the course. Read on to find out how the course has benefitted him…..

  

Luke has achieved 100% attendance. The course has benefited him by getting him to think much more about the skills he has that are relevant to the job he wants to do. It has increased his awareness and confidence, and he is now able to tell me positive skills and traits he has which is a really significant change for him. I think doing the course has also helped him with moving on to complete his online Maths and English course which is the first time he has engaged in formal education since he was 11!

Luke is now leaving FarmAbility as he is moving.  He is going to complete his Maths and English courses and is then considering doing a course in game design.

Feedback from Liv at FarmAbility

Are you a Care Farm? Do you want to deliver a City & Guilds qualification to your co-farmers?

If you are interested in working with the Seeds of Change to co-deliver a City & Guilds Employability or Land Based qualification, please contact us on 01234 881871 to find out more.