Craftworks College

Craftworks College

A creative community helping you grow

July 19th Heatwave: all sites will be closed

About Us

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.

Our term dates are available below.
Term Dates 2021-22
Term Dates 2022-23

 

Download it Craftworks College Prospectus 22/23

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please email craftworkscollege@brogdalecic.co.uk.

Your Experience

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.

 

Our Courses delivers the following qualifications:

  • 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
  • Practical Food & Cookery Skills Level 1 & 2
  • Employability Skills Level 1& 2
  • Functional Skills English and Maths is incorporated into each course

 Craftworks College work with NCFE to ensure students gain qualification
s “THAT PUT THE LEARNER FIRST”

Malpractice Policy (FS) Conflict of Interest Policy (FS) Appeals Policy (FS)

Our Sites

Craftworks College operates across seven sites in Mid and East Kent.

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.Join us in our new adventure of a food delivery service to help the community of Ashford during lockdown!

Muddy Wellies Community Farm, Ashford – find us here
3.5 acres of real farmland where you can care for the animals, tend the orchards, harvest the crops, and learn the seed-to-table experience.

Stourside 

Our standalone Animal Care Farm based on the Wyvern School site

 

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.

 

COVID-19 Information

Information for Parents and Carers
Please find a summary of the most up-to-date government guidance for parents and carers below:

Government Guidance for Parents & Carers (Nov 2021) – most recent update
Government Guidance for Parents & Carers (Sept 2021)
COVID-19 Vaccination – a guide for children and young people
COVID-19 Vaccination – a guide for parents & carers

 

Blended Learning
A situation may arise when students need to remain at home (e.g. to self-isolate in the event of testing positive for COVID-19). In these situations, we ask that students check their college email address regularly throughout each of their college days.

Tutors and teaching assistants may use a range of strategies to deliver blending learning including:

  • video link into on-site lesson to join part or full session
  • work assignments – either set through the students’ Google classroom or email address
  • independent work set using textbooks and reading books which pupils have at home
  • independent work using commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • independent work involving internet research activities
  • a pre-recorded session demonstrating a particular skill and/or outlining task

Ofsted Reports

CW.Ofsted – Inspection Report (5) May22

How2Become

We are pleased to have formed a partnership with How2Become who are the UK’s Leading Careers Specialists. Visit their website for more information:  https://www.how2become.com/

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