Developing Alternative Provision on care farms (Online)

Start / End Date: 
4th March 2022 09:00 to 18th March 2022 17:00

Learn how care farming can help school age children needing alternatives to mainstream education. This two-week online flexible learning course will help you build relationships with schools and Local Education Authorities and also covers how to become an accredited centre.

On this course you will:

  • Learn about the challenges faced by young people receiving alternative educational provision and how care farming can help meet their needs
  • Learn how to use the farm and adapt the site for young people receiving Alternative Provision
  • Identify skills necessary for successful engagement with young people  in Alternative Provision
  • Look at planning your day, activity planning and facilitation
  • Understand induction and assessment processes, including outcome measurement
  • Identify further sources of support and guidance for this user group, including information about the Social Farms & Gardens Code of Practice

The course is held over two weeks with flexible access to all learning materials and staggered live event times to accommodate your commitments to home and work. The course requires 7-10 hours learning time and costs £50. Funding for the Growing Care Farming project has enabled us to offer this course at a subsidised rate.