UCC course- Certificate in Practice Support in Social Farming
In 2019 we had an exciting and unique development as host farmers began a new Level 6 Course developed by Kerry Social Farming in collaboration with UCC, Certificate in Practice Support in Social Farming, (co-ordinated by UCC Skellig Centre for Research and Innovation). Host farmers availed of preliminary training with Kerry ETB in February 2019, before commencing the UCC course the following month.
This Certificate course on social farming and care practice in disability is the first of its kind in Europe. The course is now well underway, with 12 participating host farmers and has included classroom based learning, project work and farm visits. Students are due to graduate in Spring 2020.
Modules covered during the course include:
Environment & Well-Being
Communication in Disability Studies
Social Farming in Practice
Disability Models, Education & Work
Disability and the Law