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Canterbury Oast Trust

Canterbury Oast Trust provides quality development opportunities for adults with a learning disability in a variety of vocational subjects and settings across Kent and East Sussex.

Our charityowns and runs 5 social enterprises where people can develop their skills in a supportive real life setting – challenging prejudice whilst developing personal capacity.

We run development programmes and training courses within our enterprises. Additionally we have our MYLIFE Skills Academy which delivers Core Skills courses in IT, Numeracy and Literacy.

We have been delivering development opportunities for over 20 years and our tutors have built up a wealth of experience. During this time we have supported the development of over 600 people.

The Trust promotes choice and independence after an individual needs assessment.

Everyone using our services has access to:

  • A varied programme of Life Skills
  • A creative and therapeutic environment
  • Supported work and voluntary placements
  • Support in preparation for employment

So whether you would like to develop your skills in caring for animals or your IT skills we have something to offer you.

To get a flavour of our different development opportunities click on the links below:

Who to contact

01233 861 493

Where to go

Rare Breed Centre
Highlands Farm
Warehorne Road
Nr Ashford
TN26 3RJ

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Open Monday to Friday (some services operate 7 days per week, please ask)from 9am until 4pm
Time of day
Session Information
Please ask for time of identified service at time of application.

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£40.50 - £66.74 Per day
Cost details
Costs of service will be dependent on service
need of student and length of session - please ask for further details.
Transport is available at an extra cost.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Upon request a Life Skills information pack and application form can be sent to your required address. 

Autism, Behaviour and learning, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Severe learning difficulty, Visually impaired,

Local Offer

Local Offer Disabilities
Learning difficulty
Physical disability
Hearing impaired
Language difficulty
Behavioural, emotional and social development
Severe learning difficulty
Visually impaired
Communication and interaction
Physical sensory/medical
Profound, severe or complex
Behaviour and learning
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type


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