The Ruskin Mill Centre for Practice

Ruskin Mill Trust’s method of Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE) is informed by three paradigms: pedagogy; Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual science; Goethean science. It is subject to ongoing external and internal critical evaluation.

We recognise and celebrate our unique position within education, in offering a land and craft-based curriculum that is imaginative, exciting and of service to the community. However, to achieve this we must also be committed in the development of our staff’s skills and professionalism. This is why the Trust greatly invests in continuous professional development to help staff in their pursuit of greater impact for our young people.

Ruskin Mill Trust, in association with the Field Centre and our researchers, offers a portfolio of taught programmes aimed at supporting the development of the whole human being through an interdisciplinary approach situated in professional contexts.

All our training is in service – to develop staff practice for the benefit of and impact on student progression.

Our expanding training offer continues to be drawn from our commitment to practice-based research, research-based practice, in which the arts, craft and contemporary environmental thinkers inform our practice.

Hiram Education and Research Team (HEaRT) is responsible for staff training, education and development.

Through high quality and timely training, HEaRT seeks to help staff develop the skills, abilities and knowledge they require in order that students receive the highest quality and impactful educational experience.  Our core training offer has grown over the last few years from four internal courses to the current eleven for both internal and external applicants, alongside other supplementary and compliance training.

Courses open to both RMT staff and external candidates*.

• Master’s Degree in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education – applications for 2024 are now open. Visit The Field Centre website for information on how to apply.

• Biodynamic Training Growing the Land, Growing People**

• Step-by-Step Gardening**

• Pedagogic Potential of Craftwork

• Goethean Science

• Holistic Practices in Nutrition (internal course only)

*External candidates: You are invited to apply by visiting

To apply for our biodynamic training programmes**, please visit

Courses for Ruskin Mill Trust staff only:

  • Leadership for Holistic Support and Care
  • Homemaking (Holistic Support and Care)
  • Steiner Educational Insights

For additional information on Ruskin Mill Trust trainings and courses, you can download the course brochure here:

RMT Courses Brochure 2023-2024