Alternative Provision

We currently work in Partnership with Excell for Training; a training provider specialising in Health & Social Care, Animal Care, Horticulture, Land Based Studies and Construction training.

These young people have various needs; such as; emotional and behavioural difficulties, SEN (Special educational needs) and looked after Children.

We offer the programme to all schools and students that are at risk of becoming NEET, (Not in Education) or are already NEET; due to a variety of reasons personal to each student.

Our fully qualified Tutors and Assessors currently deliver:

  • Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma’s in Land Based Studies
  • Level 1 Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma in Construction.
  • As off January 2016 we can now offer  Entry 2 Award, Certificate, Entry 3 Award, Certificate & Level 1 Award, Certificate & Diploma in Personal and Social Development

The students also enrol and study for their functional skills in Maths, English and ICT; available from Entry level to Level 2.

We are currently delivering Alternative Provision for Nottinghamshire City and Derbyshire Council, we also work directly with many schools and academies throughout the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire districts.

We offer a full day, free of charge taster day to all students that are interested in applying for our programmes; subject to the relevant authority/School completing a referral form.

We can currently accommodate any student for between 1-3 days a week.

We have also been graded as outstanding by Nottingham City Secondary Education Partnership for our Alternative Provision for the second year in a row.

Please Find Our 2016-2017 Term Timetables Here

Derbyshire Students

Nottinghamshire Students

Tyler has changed a great deal in his ways which is very pleasing. We found that the farm has done a great job with our grandson. We hope he can continue to attend such a great place of learning.

Graham Bunting    AP Student - Parent   

Thank you for everything you did with me at the farm, I now know how to make a CV. You guys are very good people who have changed me in a good way so thankyou for being there for me. I am so sad to leave as I enjoyed it at the farm.

Harvey    AP Student   

Excell For Training @ Chesterfield Community Care Farm offers the opportunity for success to some of our most challenging students. The provision is personalised and flexible to meet the needs of each student. There are a range of qualifications available and the chance for students to take up apprenticeships and further training post-16.

Sarah Burton    Tupton Hall School   
Susan Penneyston    Parent Of AP Student   

Luke really likes going to the farm and spending the day with the animals and staff, he really enjoys it because its a great place with very nice people

Kerrie Poynton    Parent Of AP Student   

I enjoy mixing with other young people and looking after the piglets I also like feeding the snakes.

Kane Craddock    AP Student