Ruskin Mill Trust offers a range of practical training and qualifications that informs the Practical Skills Therapeutic Education curriculum and school and college ethos across its provisions.

The Field Centre

The Field Centre acts as a hub for collaborative research into Ruskin Mill Trust’s educational method and its underpinning influences to improve educational and life outcomes for our students. Find out more at

Masters in Special Education

Through practice enhanced research and research enhanced practice, this masters explores alternative approaches to special education pioneered by Ruskin Mill Trust. It seeks to explore the pedagogic potential of craft, ecology, biodynamic ecology and movement. The programme provides a unique opportunity for teachers using practical skills to reflect upon, evaluate, research and develop their practice in relation to teaching people with special needs.

It is an innovative partnership between Ruskin Mill Trust and University College Lillehammer that crosses borders, disciplines and professions to create a transfomative dialogue between research and practice.

Biodynamic Training

Ruskin Mill biodynamic training is a practical training in Biodynamic Agriculture, within the context of human development and education. The course has been designed by experienced farmers, gardeners, teachers and senior practitioners within the Trust – where Biodynamic Agriculture is embedded in enterprise, management and education.

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Revitalist is a new initiative that intends to take further the concept of Social Farming by elaborating a new curriculum based on a social and therapeutic method of education (Practical Skills Therapeutic Education, PSTE), by creating and collecting a pool of background materials and by establishing a network of professionals, and this way responding to several European regional and local policy needs. The target groups of the new curriculum are social farm employees, and social and agricultural professionals.

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