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Care Farm Skills Training Programme - Willowdene

You have been sentenced by the court to carry out a Care Farm Skills Training Programme.  The purpose of the programme is to teach you new skills and help you achieve some qualifications.

Student feeding cows at Willowdene

This will take place at Willowdene Farm in Shropshire.   You will be able to choose from a variety of options such as animal care, horticulture, engineering, woodwork and tractor driving.

You will attend for 25 days spread out over 14 weeks.  Each day will be for seven hours but this will include your travel time.  You will be transported to and from the farm each day. 

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Care Farm Skills Training Programme - Shift Plus

You have been sentenced by the court to carry out a Care Farms Skills Training Programme called Shift Plus.  The purpose of the programme is to teach you new skills and help you achieve some qualifications.

This will take place at Shift in Herefordshire.  You will be able to choose from a variety of options such as general farm skills, fencing, building and machinery. 

You will attend for 16 sessions of skills training and work experience together with some one-to-one and thinking skills sessions. You will be transported to the farm each day.

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