Horticulture student working on some plants in the garden

Gardening for Independent Living and Work

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Course content

The course is aimed to help students develop gardening skills, Social skills and promote health and wellbeing.

Work is completed as part of the group.

Skills will be developed in:

  • Growing flowers, fruit and vegetables
  • Planting and basic garden maintenance
  • Working safely in the garden
  • Wildlife projects
  • Garden crafts

Who is the course for?

For young people who have an interest in gardening but may need a lot of help and support. No previous qualifications are required but learners should be willing to work together and individually to complete projects. College offers support to  make the course accessible to all.

Assessment method

Learners work towards completing project specific targets each term.

Entry requirements

Course is available for young people with an interest in gardening.

Future opportunities / career options

Increased awareness and confidence building can lead to progression onto other gardening courses. Volunteering or supported employment within an gardening based organisation.

When does the course run?

September 2019

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).