Online Learning & Engagement

Our Online Learning Programmes are delivered via live Zoom and are accessible to everyone from their home environment. Delivered by Lucy, a qualified teacher in Animal Studies with a background in Animal Behaviour Science and Conservation, sessions use a variety of engaging and fun activities to assist learning. All sessions provide opportunities to spend time virtually with the animals on the farm which offers a therapeutic basis as well as an educational underpinning for the sessions. We offer a variety of programmes from ad-hoc webinars to more formal, long term qualifications to suit the needs and abilities of all our learners. All you need is access to a laptop or tablet with a good internet connection along with the Zoom programme installed. We send out all the details prior to registration. 

Alpacas (& goats) on Zoom!

Join us on a tour of the farm, whatever we may be doing from feeding the alpacas to collecting eggs or grooming the goats! Our virtual sessions last around 20 minutes and we have lots of experience delivering educational and informative tours. We work with various groups from scouts and guides as well as corporate groups and families. All we need is a link to the online video platform of your choice and for you to be sitting comfortably! 

Prices & Info

Quick goaty action on Zoom: £5 for five minutes in your meeting

20 minute session with unlimited guests: £20

Available to book between 8am and 5pm inc. weekends. 

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Weekly Animal Science Webinars

Weekly webinars delivered via Zoom for older children aged 10-16 approx. Sessions are practical in nature and are themed around the weekly activities on the farm. We start with some Animal Science theory followed by accessing the animals virtually for some practical engagement. 

Sessions run all year round (excluding school holidays) and cover a variety of topics to include lambing, sheep handling, dog training, wildlife management, nutrition and anatomy. Webinar set up allows for interaction via chat function and all sessions are recorded for viewing at a later date. 

Each webinar includes full access to the live session and the recording plus a take home activity to complete, based on the session content. 

Prices & Info

Live Webinar:

Age 8-12 (approx) Tuesdays @ 1pm 

Age 13-17 (approx)  Wednesdays @ 1pm

Book the sessions you fancy and once the confirmation is received, you'll need that to access the sessions. Recordings will be available and sent out if you missed it.

Level 1 Practical Animal Science AQA...New for 2021

AQA Unit Award Scheme provides opportunities to celebrate achievement without the pressure of completing a full qualification. Our Level 1 certification is delivered from the farm where the animals are accessed virtually through a range of theory and practical based sessions. Topics include:

  1. Animal Health and Welfare

  2. Animal Biology

  3. Livestock Husbandry & Management

  4. Animal Behaviour 

  5. Zoo Animal Management 

  6. Animals in Human Society

Prices & Info

Programme Duration: 1 year with each topic split into termly blocks

Age/Ability: Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grades D-G level (age 11-16 approx). Sessions are facilitated to ensure that everyone is able to achieve and feel challenged.

Fees: £240 or £20/month paid in instalments

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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Animal Science...New for 2021

Our NCFE programmes have been written by us and are regulated by NCFE. Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE Grade A-C and is suitable for older children with an interest in Animal Science or those who may want to take the interest on to further education. Our online programme includes the following topics:

  1. Animal Behaviour

  2. Animal Biology

  3. Ecology & Conservation

  4. Wildlife Rehabilitation

  5. Evolution & Adaptation

  6. Research Project in Animal Science

Prices & Info

Programme Duration: 2 years with each topic split into termly blocks

Age/Ability: Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE Grades A-C (age 11-16 approx). 

Fees: £550 or £25/month paid in instalments

Westfield Farm, Lee Lane, Oxenhope, Near Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9RB
 

Tel: 07816 495453
 

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