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Ruskin Mill College was established thirty years ago and now offers over 100 places where students have the opportunity to develop transferable skills through meaningful, hands-on, real-life activities.

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Our experienced Pathways team works with each student and the relevant Local Authority assisting them to undertake work experience and prepare for their transition back into their respective communities. The Pathways team will stay in touch with the student for a further six months for continuity purposes.

The college offers a rich and varied curriculum and opportunities to develop communication, social, work and living skills, leading to increased independence. Activities include practical land-based and traditional craft activities including animal husbandry, fish farming, woodland management, horticulture, catering, drama and art, with communication and functional skills embedded throughout the day and residential provision. At Gables Farm and the market garden, students help to grow and harvest healthy biodynamic food, and prepare meals in the college canteens, café and households. Students can achieve awards, accreditation and qualifications both through college courses and external placements.

In residential provision, students live in family or team houses in the local community and can progress onto placements in training flats or semi independent living, where they have the opportunity to take greater responsibility for themselves.

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