Here is where you can go to find training for food producers. Learn new skills for sustainable food, farming and growing.

Learning about food growing and processing

Biodynamic apprenticeships
A range of Biodynamic training courses and qualifications from the Biodynamic Association.
The farm- and garden-based training provides a hands-on learning supplemented by guided study and seminars.
The Diploma in Biodynamic Agriculture (two years full-time) creates a portfolio covering a wide range of learning outcomes.

Bridgewater College
Offers a range of courses for people working in the food and drink sector.

Community Supported Agriculture teaching programme – Soil Association (pdf download 2.3MB)
A teaching programme for degree students in agriculture and related subjects – Soil Association

Future Growers apprenticeships and traineeships – Soil Association
The Future Growers programme matches enthusiastic growers with organic host farms across the UK.
A two-year paid apprenticeship combines farm-based practical work with structured seminars and visits.
There is also a six-month-long paid traineeship.
Both options support growers with expert teaching and regular mentoring from organic farmers who are out in the field.
A network of great organisations and people providing information, training, products and services to help you live more sustainably.

Organic Farm School – Soil Association
Learn how to grow your own food, rear animals and cook. The courses cater to all levels of experience and provide the opportunity to learn from organic farmers.



Food business and enterprise training

Horticultural Enterprise Academy – Fresh Start Land Enterprise Centre
Resources and business support for entrepreneurs and established businesses in the land-based sector.

Livelihood skills for landworkers
To supplement the business, enterprise and employable skills of people learning how to grow and produce food in Bristol.

We also run Masterclass workshops on business and horticultural topics – please sign up to our Opportunities Update to receive information about these.