Supported Learning Gardening and Horticulture (East Surrey)

Ref: C3745962

This course is currently full.
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Weavers provides learners with opportunity for gentle exercise and through friendships and plants a feeling of well being in order to improve mental health and a healthier lifestyle. This short autumn term learners of all abilities will cover plant propagation and general garden maintenance.

Additional information about this course

Working in partnership with East Surrey College this course is for adults with learning difficulties living in the East Surrey postcode areas of Merstham, Tandridge, Caterham, Banstead and Reigate, Mole Valley or Epsom and Ewell. Students must be supported by their own support worker.

Course aim

An opportunity to work outside to enhance everyday experiences and to encourage S/L students to connect with the natural world through horticulture and gardening.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Take cuttings to create new plants
  • Monitor the growth and success through a care regime.
  • Plant a bulb for the later spring display
  • Identify a variety of plants. (this course we will recognise and study ferns)
  • Use a variety of tools safely, clean and put away 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

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
  • Recording your work in the diary at end of session.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • For student and support. PPE such as hand gel and gloves, personal refreshments snacks or a picnic lunch..

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Visits to other gardens if possible, gardening magazines and TV programs.

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
  • start your own special garden or space.

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Supported Learning Gardening and Horticulture (East Surrey)

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Waiting List Conditions

This course is funded by East Surrey College

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You have read and accept our student privacy notice

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

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