Supported Learning Gardening and Horticulture

Ref: C3743832

An opportunity for men and women wanting to learn at Supported Learner beginner level all types of plant care and propagation while having opportunities to work with a range of tools on garden maintenance projects suitable to the individual's ability. Learning with support to become a good all round gardener while taking gentle exercise and getting closer to the natural world.

Course aim

Our aim is to promote health and well-being for supported learning students through a closeness to nature, plant knowledge and horticulture, friendships and gardening.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Suitable for most supported learners, those with specific and more challenging conditions may need to seek advice from the tutor.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Plant a variety of flower and vegetable seeds
  • Monitor their growth to ensure a healthy plant outcome
  • Identify a range (5) of Spring /seasonal plants.
  • Take part in a range of suitable gardening maintenance tasks
  • Use a variety of suitable tools, returning them clean after use.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Learners will be encouraged to garden more in their homes to continue their learning experience.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A group diary is kept and records learners' work each session to be referred to as evidence of progress.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Suitable clothing for outside work especially footwear. Personal gardening gloves which fit tightly FOR LEARNERS AND THEIR SUPPORT WORKERS.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre study needed but gardening magazines, TV programmes and garden visits should be encouraged whenever possible.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Supported Learning Gardening and Horticulture

Is this course right for me? Request more information

This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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