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Hands On


Animal focused land-based vocational training.


Hands On is an integrated programme which incorporates farm, environmental  and land-based activities. It is designed to build young people’s confidence, address challenging behaviour, develop new skills and raise aspirations.


This programme is aimed at young people who learn better through doing. It is designed to support those who struggle with the mainstream curriculum, whether through poor school attendance, poor grades, low self-esteem, special needs and/or challenging behaviour. Those who are seeking a career in land
based industries are also welcome.


Achievements are recognised through City and Guilds qualifications:

  • Level 1 land-based in Animal Care

  • Level 1 land-based qualification in Estate Maintenance

  • Level 2 Animal Care

The project is designed to be attended on a regular basis in conjunction with school, tutoring or other alternative provision.

Cost £110 / person / day (as of 1st Sept 2022)

City & Guilds one-off registration fee £200

If 1:1 care is required, support must be arranged separately.  Transport from a central point can be arranged.

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