Learners attend three days a week on a similarly vocational and therapeutic pathway to adulthood focused on transferable skills; gaining an accreditation on completion of the ten week program, bespoke to their needs.
The Montana Project - delivered by Hopefields Director Alison Laws, enables young people to not only gain qualifications, but to change their lives by working with horses, under the guidance and care of centre staff.
Full support and career guidance is provided in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks, alongside meaningful work experience and links to employers within the locality.
The complete focus is that upon completion of the ten week course, learners will develop transferable and employability skills enabling them to find employment within the local market. Hopefields support people to gain NCFE accreditation through quality teaching; improving literacy and numeracy alongside personal development skills linked to the learner's interests and skills.
One day per week, leaners work directly with horses and commercial farm animals in a therapeutic yet educational capacity as part of The Montana Project: improving their community and empathetic approaches.
This vocational work informs a further day of theoretical study, held in a classroom environment alongside high levels of staff support.
Thirdly, learners partake in a community/arts based project which could include work experience, learning in the community, or further study, gaining accreditation on completion of the ten week program. Hopefields offer a fully individualised and bespoke curriculum, based around the interests of our learners, helping them to develop their career options.
Careers interventions such as CV writing, Interview skills and work-based learning are included as standard in our offer and are creatively taught within the project-based curriculum.
*Self referral to us directly - call 01642 205233
*Though the DWP/your job coach
*Any other agency such as Social Care or Youth Services