Retail supports learners to develop work-readiness and enterprise skills.

They learn how to work as a team, plan budgets, understand profit and selling strategies. These skills help learners to become; confident communicators, talking to unfamiliar people in a variety of settings, team players, relying on and supporting one another to see the job through and increased independence, recognising the part they play in the team.

Retail includes the running of four specific businesses; marketing, purchasing and selling of products, the management of funds, advertising and promoting events.


The Bistro is a professional kitchen where learners develop their curiosity for cooking, by learning how to cook everyday meals or developing an interest to work in the catering industry.

Learners develop practical, everyday functional skills through working in the Bistro, which involves shopping for food, taking orders from learners and staff, preparing and cooking meals, presenting food, and finally ensuring the kitchen is tidied and cleaned to industry standard.

Duke of Edinburgh 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is a nationally recognised scheme that aims to develop the self-confidence and skills for the life of young people. Through individual challenges, each Award offers a balanced, non-competitive programme of activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, a responsibility to themselves and service to the community. 


Labouring and general maintenance is a popular subject at the college because it is delivered in an entirely practical way. Learners following this subject have opportunities to learn a number of key labouring skills. These skills are mixed and varied but can include; plastering, woodwork, painting and decorating. The aim of this subject is to give learners confidence to work on building sites safely and understand what it takes to work in the labouring trade.

Hospitality & Catering

Hospitality & Catering at Landmarks is delivered at ‘The Archer’ our fully operational public house in Rainworth, Mansfield.

The Archer is a unique training environment enabling many of our learners to gain the experience and qualifications needed to enter the hospitality and catering trade.

Learners fulfil many of the operational roles, acquiring first-hand experience of serving customers, preparing drinks, making meals and maintaining the environment to a high standard.

Personal Development

Learners will have the opportunity to develop and enhance their personal, social and independence skills in a challenging, fun and safe environment.

As part of this session, learners will access the community and engage with projects that benefit their local area. Personal Development involves learning about healthy lifestyles, relationships, keeping safe, and community inclusion. This session may involve, or lead to, work experience.

Individuals will gain confidence in their abilities and develop a positive growth mindset which is transferable to home, work and the community. 


The Art curriculum is designed to allow learners to explore an exciting and diverse range of topics, by utilising an even greater range of working methods and art materials. 

The studio workspace creates an ever-changing learning environment, with the chance to experience new assignments, on a weekly basis and the opportunity to engage in personal, paired and group assignments throughout the year.


Enterprise offers the opportunity for learners to be involved in generating and presenting high-quality products and services, for all of our Landmarks events. Each event allows learners to participate in real-life scenarios, creating products for sale, through to the presentation and selling of goods to the customer.

Land-Based Studies

Land-based studies are delivered at Apperknowle Farm which is our working farm located in the beautiful village of Apperknowle, Sheffield.

Apperknowle Farm produces meat, fruit, vegetables and flowers for the Archer public house and our bistro at Eckington.

Work at the farm is very practical and always working to industry standard using the latest techniques. Land-based studies include areas of Horticulture,  Agriculture, Conservation and Floristry.

All tasks are real, engaging but also contributing to the running of our working farm site. Tasks build learners communication, confidence, independence and physical ability.

Animal Care

Animal care is delivered at our working farm site in the beautiful village of Apperknowle on the edge of Sheffield.

Animal care includes the care of our livestock including sheep, cattle, horses, pigs, poultry as part of our farm to fork curriculum.

Learners will see the process of animals breeding, birthing and be involved in the seasons of our farm site.

Sessions build communication, confidence, physical ability and independence.

Travel Training

Travel training provides learners with the skills and confidence to safely access the community. Sessions are individually tailored to learners’ skills and aspirations, with the consideration that each learners’ level of independence is unique. For some learners, outcomes will be independent travel, however, for other learners, the focus may be on gaining strategies to keep them safe, or building confidence.

Travel training adopts a multi-disciplinary approach delivered by education and occupational therapy staff. Sessions are delivered practically, where possible in learner’s local communities, with theory reinforced in the classroom.

Learners are fully supervised during sessions until (if appropriate) assessed it is safe for them to travel with reduced support.

Functional Skills

Functional skills (Mathematics, English and ICT) are delivered in every session via RARPA targets. This approach allows learners opportunities to practice their functional understanding of Maths, English and ICT in a different context. The aim, being these practised skills can be transferred into the daily lives of our learners and enable them to more confident adults.