AW Gardening

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 91 Conc £35 Full £225 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 10 MAC 26/09/2019 05/12/2019 DP1035
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 10 MAC 09/01/2020 19/03/2020 DP2035
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 10 MAC 23/04/2020 02/07/2020 DP3035

What will the course cover?

On this course we will cover a wide range of skills needed gardening. Including Seed sowing and maintenance, taking cuttings, working as part of a team, and health and safety. The class will also be taken on trips to visit city gardens.

Who is the course for?

This course is for people with learning difficulties and disabilities, with an interest in growing things, who wish to learn the skills needed for Gardening.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No previous experience is necessary, although an interest in Gardening is preffered.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Learners will gain experience and understanding of gardening skills such as planting, watering, pest control and maintaining a pubilc space.

How is the course organised?

The course will be based around a weekly session in the Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses where both in and out of classroom activities will be taught. As well as getting their hands dirty the learners will complete worksheets and learn about health and safety when gardening.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Learners are encouraged to use the skills learnt on the course at home wherever possible

How will my progress be assessed?

Your tutor will assess your starting point and develop your Individual Learning Plan. Throughout the course you will be assessed by your tutor and LSA against the course and your own personal goals. Evidence will be taken throughout the course including photo’s and video’s. Learners will have the opportunity to evaluate their own work and that of the other learners

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Learners can continue with the class at the same level, move onto the Pre-Employment Skills project, progress to Employment based courses or onto inclusive classes or mainstream provision. There are opportunities to attend Amici Dance Theatre Company open workshops and other events.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Suitable clothing and footwear

What support is available?

There is a Learning Support Assistant in every class to give special help where needed and support the tutor in class, along with learners own personal support if necessary. Specialist aids are also available such as hearing loops, roller-ball mice, large and keyboards. Makaton symbols and images are used where possible to help understanding. Senior Learning Support Assistants are available to support with enrolling, information, guidance and communicating with learners homes. Tutors who have the same learner will also work together to make sure all teaching and support is pulling the same way across all their classes.