Apple Tree Farm What we do

Basic cooking skills

Feeding alpacas

Feeding lambs

Basic woodworking skills

Planting seeds

Learning and Development

What is a care farm?

Care farms use farming practices as part of a restorative healing treatment or therapy. The care farm could be all or part of a farm and offer health, social or educational care services to vulnerable people.

Apple Tree Farm serves a community of children and young people looking to improve their physical and mental well-being as well as extend their skillset and educational opportunities.

AQA Unit Awards Scheme

We hold accreditation for the  AQA Unit Award Scheme, a nationally recognised award scheme specifically designed for people with additional needs, for whom traditional learning routes may not be suitable. AQA Unit Awards allows all farm helpers to engage with learning and have their achievements formally recognised.

Our children and young people are rewarded with a certificate each time they successfully complete a unit of learning. They can build up a portfolio of certificates to evidence their skills, knowledge and experience.

The scheme boosts confidence, increases engagement and improves motivation, helping students to make progress on their lifelong learning journey.

There is a nominal charge of just £25 per student, per year, in addition to the farm session fees.  This enables them to work towards as many units and certificates as they like during that time.  The scheme will be delivered and assessed as part of Apple Tree Farm’s 1:1 or alternative provision sessions which are priced separately.

You can see a full list of the available units here: AQA | Programmes | Unit Award Scheme | Unit search