Abberton Rural

ART (Abberton Rural Training) deliver a programme of practical and skills training to residents of Essex and surrounding areas with a particular focus on supporting those living in rural locations who need help to access jobs, or further education and training, in the rural sector

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ART is an educational charity providing practical and skills training alongside therapeutic support and mentoring to the residents of Essex and surrounding areas. The courses have a particular focus on rural skills, including countryside & environment, horticulture, woodlands & land management. The courses provide life skills and employability skills alongside accredited learning, to help our participants to access jobs, help them become self-employed, move into further education and training, or become involved in the local community by volunteering. Our primary focus has been on residents of North Essex, with our locations in Wormingford (nr Colchester), Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Purleigh (Nr Maldon) and Stone Lakes in Halstead (Braintree District) providing excellent coverage of the area.


The benefits of the courses are:

  • Gaining confidence & self-esteem
  • Finding friends
  • Having positive social interactions and support
  • Leads on to to employment, volunteering and/or further education
  • Help signpost if appropriate, for example for alcohol or drug support, or suicide prevention assistance

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