City & Guilds Award / Certificate in Skills for Working Life Entry Level 2
City & Guilds Award / Certificate in Skills for Working Life Entry Level 3
 City and Guilds Certificate in Land Based Skills Level 1

Course information

On this course, students work on a combination of Horticulture and Conservation units. Students run a 60ft greenhouse, large vegetable patch and help maintain our woodlands at Petty Pool.

As part of the course, learners develop skills in sowing seeds, filling containers, planting trees, and much more. The group is responsible for running Petty Pool Plant Sale, a pop-up garden centre open to the public which sells plants that they have grown and cared for. They also help maintain the college grounds. In Conservation, students work in our 40 acres of woodland, maintaining paths and planting trees. We also have a tree nursery which is growing trees from sapling, ready for planting.

As part of the Study Programme, all learners undertake work placements. The Horticulture & Conservation group work daily with Petty Pool’s own social enterprise, MORE Maintenance. Alongside a job coach, learners develop their skills in the community, looking after local gardens. The project also maintains the award-winning train station grounds at Delamere.

All students, whatever vocational pathway they take, will have individualised Functional Skill sessions (Maths & English) and undertake qualifications whenever possible. They also have weekly life skills sessions to develop Independence and Enrichment, where they choose from a range of leisure clubs.

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