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Canterbury Oast Trust - life skills for adults with a learning disability

Canterbury Oast Trust offers adults with a learning disability a wide range of activites and training to enable and empower them to reach their full potential and to take their place as members of society.  Canterbury Oast Trust currently operates eight Life skills projects where we offer students vocational training both accredited and non-accredited.

Our Life skills offer activites and training in areas which include catering and hospitality, retail, IT, literacy and numeracy, music and dance, art and craft, horticulture and agriculture all supported by expert tutors who are supported by passionate teams.

Our services are spread across several sites including a double roundell Oast house, Tearooms in Rye, Poulton Wood our 28 acre nature reserve and of course our flagship site, The Rare Breed Centre at Woodchurch.

Our COT Pathfinders programme offers the oppotunity to understand what is needed for working life and our commercial based activities give students the experience to understand and gain skills in a real working environment.

COT also offer a mini-bus service that is open to students.

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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