Programme One: Skills Pathway – Horticulture
Aimed at young people aged 16-24, this is a holistic programme that develops learners' gardening skills as well as life-skills and transferable skills vital for successful employment. It prepares learners who need additional support to enter mainstream training, further education and work. The training is funded by the Education Funding Agency.
What do we have to offer?
- Free training for young people with learning difficulties / disabilities and other support needs funded by the Education Funding Agency.
- An individually tailored programme, the length and content of which is matched to individual needs and goals.
- Full-time training, usually four days per week
Qualifications on offer:
- City and Guilds Skills for Working Life (Land-based) - Entry 2 & 3
- City and Guilds Practical Horticulture Level 1
A typical programme includes:
- Training in gardening skills at the Harington site, including work experience placements.
- Help with reading, writing and maths and ICT
- Personal development
- Independent living skills as appropriate
- Help finding a job, further training or further education
- A ready for work programme for people who would like to get a job
- Functional skills, life and social skills training and qualifications
- Support into employment / FE with follow up and aftercare support
- An annual residential outward bound course
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