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Fairfield Farm College

Fairfield Farm College is a specialist college for young people with learning disabilities with residential, day and weekend courses
Meeting the new piglets in animal management
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Fairfield Farm College
43 High Street
Dilton Marsh
BA13 4DL
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Start Time:
    September (mid year possible)
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25


General Description

Fairfield Farm College is a specialist college for young people with learning disabilities with residential, day and weekend courses. You usually join the Employability and Independence Training course when you are between 16 and 19 years old, you can also join when older providing you have completed your course before your 25th birthday.

Situated in the village of Dilton Marsh in Wiltshire, our 26-acre site includes well-resourced teaching, employability, vocational learning and work-based learning areas, a student common room, multi-use games area, conference room, café and a farm shop.

We offer a wide range of flexible day college and residential programmes. Some residential programmes are up to 52 weeks per year. 

Catchment Area



When you start at the college, you will take part in an induction course where you can try all of our subjects to help us develop a programme with you that meets your longer term aspirations.

This includes:

• independence skills training and personal, social and health education
• vocational learning (enterprise, art, animal management horse studies, horticulture)
• communication, literacy, numeracy and IT skills 
• work-based learning & employability skills (catering, café, horticulture, retail, catering, customer care and office skills)
• regular external work experience, initially with an appropriate level of support
• independent advice and guidance 


Specialist Facilities

We are based on a 26 acre site with the following specialist facilities:

  • small animals
  • horses, stables and outdoor arena
  • enterprise workshop
  • plant houses and outdoor growing areas
  • hospitality kitchen
  • digital Skills
  • personal growth and wellbeing
  • farm shop, post office and café
  • large student common room
  • multi-use games area
  • adapted houses



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Meeting the new piglets in animal management
Learning to use the till in the college shop and cafe
Graduation Ceremony celebrating achievements
Preparing breakfast in the college house

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