Abberton Rural Training

Abberton Rural Training (ART) is an education charity which offers different courses to help people develop their skills whilst being able to access therapeutic support and mentoring.

The courses develop life skills and employability skills to help participants access jobs, self-employment, further education and training, or become involved in the local community by volunteering.

ART offers four courses:

  • Horticulture -19 and over
  • Woodlands – 19 and over
  • Land Based Skills – 17 to 24 year olds who are NEET
  • Countryside and Environment – 19 and over

Who the service provides for

  • Full time – 16 to 19
  • Part time – aged 19 and over


How the service is accessed

Contact Abberton Rural Training (ART) directly to apply and arrange a visit. Transport from key locations across Essex can be provided free of charge.

Phone number

01206 738609

Operational locations

  • Braintree
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Maldon
  • Tendring


Wormingford Community Education Centre
The Old St. Andrews Primary School, Church Road,