At Craftworks we believe everyone can make a contribution to society, no matter their ability or background. Each person is of value. We provide a practical learning experience aimed to enhance skills, provide qualifications, and equip young people for a positive next step into adulthood. We work with students who have Education and Health Care plans, those who prefer to learn through project-based work, and incorporate the maths and English qualifications within these projects.
Working with the community for the community our college works with each individual to look to understand their needs and deliver a service that is high quality and empowers the student. We have small class sizes with a focus on practical and interactive learning. In addition, everyone participates in work experience opportunities linked to their course as well as the job aspirations that each student is working towards. This specialist provision is particularly suited to students who find traditional large college sites, not for them.
Craftworks Brogdale CIC college provision is delivered across 6 sites in Mid and East Kent. To arrange a visit or a taster day contact Amy.
Craftworks deliver qualifications in Creative Crafts from Entry Level to Level 2, Practical Horticulture from Entry level to Level 1, Practical Environment and Conservation skills in
horticulture Level 2, Practical Farm Animal Care Skills Entry level to Level 1 & 2, Employability Skills and Functional Skills are incorporated into each course
Brogdale Farm, Faversham – find us here
We are in the centre of the National Fruit Collections farm site, 50 acres of orchards with the world seed bank of all fruit trees. This is a beautiful setting to learn about horticulture and link into the local shops on site for your work experience
Food with Friends Café, Ashford – find us here
Our community café in the heart of the Gateway Plus, central Ashford. Learn how to serve the customers, create the products and be skilled in using the café equipment.
Muddy Wellies Community Farm, Ashford – find us here
3.5 acres of real farm land where you can care for the animals, tend the orchards, harvest the crops and learn the seed to table experience.
The Mill, Sittingbourne – find us here*
Launch yourself into a career in design and creativity through our creative crafts course at the skatepark in Sittingbourne. Specialising in urban art, many of our students have received a commission for their work even in this first year of opening!
*(by the barge museum) Google Maps is sometimes incorrect. Take the road opposite the entrance to Macdonald, head through bollards towards the green wall. Turn left through gates just before green wall and our white unit is at the bottom by the creek
Walled Garden, Faversham -find us here
This self-contained Georgian walled garden is such a hidden gem, come and help us to restore this garden’s flower beds and kitchen garden. Be inspired to create amazing art in a tranquil setting.
Willowway, Iwade -find us here
Come to our beautiful farm surrounded by pear and apple orchards, work in the polytunnels, design the next bug hotel or pond. Look after the array of chickens whilst you learn skills that will prepare you for work in the horticulture field.