Month: May 2017

New regulated qualification in Community Orcharding

Crossfields Institute and the Orchard Project are delighted to announce the launch of an Ofqual regulated qualification in England in Community Orcharding.

Crossfields Institute Level 3 Certificate in Community Orcharding
is now open for registrations.

This qualification is designed for people who want to develop the understanding, knowledge and skills to be able to care for fruit and nut trees, build biodiverse habitats and contribute to a community orchard project.

The drive behind creating this unique qualification is the growing interest in urban green spaces as a means of assisting community cohesion and allowing for outdoor spaces to be used for the benefit of people, to promote biodiversity and create wildlife habitats in cities, towns and villages. Community orchards are a good way of generating human engagement with nature.

The Orchard Project is the only national charity dedicated solely to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards. Working closely with community groups in hubs around England and Scotland, the aim of the Project is to help to designing and creating new orchards that will last for decades to come.

Crossfields Institute is a Gloucestershire based education charity, approved by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England) as an awarding organisation. The Institute specialises in the development niche qualifications for providers with a particular vision or ethos

  • Any learners who are interested in finding out more about this qualification should contact the course administrator Jo Homan jo@theorchardproject.org.uk
  • Any organisations wishing to deliver this qualification should contact the Crossfields Institute Director of Operations judy@crossfieldsinstitute.com 01453 808 118

Crossfields Institute postgraduate certificate endorsed by the Ministry of Education in Denmark

Our new postgraduate certificate for teachers of 14-19 year olds was yesterday endorsed by the Ministry of Education as a legitimate pathway towards the the Danish national 14-19 teaching qualification. Teachers in Steiner Waldorf Schools completing our postgraduate certificate can now gain credit towards the national teaching qualification required for all teachers of 14-19 education in Denmark.

The Crossfields Institute Postgraduate Certificate will be delivered in two locations and in two languages, English and in Danish. Crossfields Institute will be collaborating with the University in Denmark mandated to deliver the national 14-19 teacher qualification: Syddansk University.

The Crossfields Institute postgraduate programme will be open to all teachers who wish to explore holistic assessment principles, transdisciplinarity, the foundations of Steiner Waldorf education and general didactics of integrative education  through this blended and work based learning programme. The programme is scheduled to launch January 2018 and will be certified in cooperation with our partner Institute for Philosophy and Aesthetics at Alanus University. For more information contact our Chief Executive.


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