Free City & Guilds accredited horticultural courses*


The Garden has been successfully running level 2 courses in Work Based Horticulture for over 19 years. We are an accredited City & Guilds training centre, currently with a 100% pass rate.

We aim to build student's confidence, motivation and self esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to enter the labour market.

There are three levels of training at the Garden, an award, a certificate and a diploma. You can go into any level of training or work you're way through each stage.

If you are aged 16 to 25 in Southwark or 16 - 29 in Lambeth and not in work, you can attend the course for free. If you are out of the age range or from another borough, you can still attend the course for a fee. To enquire about the price please email us at info@walworthgarden.org.uk

Our course is open to people of all abilities and disabilities, so please contact us to find out more. Your benefits will not be affected.

Many of our students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level elsewhere.

 
 

Mondays 16:00 - 19:00

Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture


An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

If you are aged 19 and over, would like to gain experience and knowledge, or kick-start a new career in gardening, then look no further.

Our 10 week evening course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, will provide you with the skills to gain a certificate or an award in Work Based Horticulture.

Throughout the 10 weeks you will cover a wide range of areas both on and offsite, such as

  • Gardening skills & information for beginners; with equipment provided
  • Maintaining plants and gardens
  • Propagation
  • Plant identification

You will take part in activities on and off site, giving you a wider range of experience.

 

Dates


4 September 2017 - 6 November 2017

20 November 2017 - 5 February 2018

19 February 2018 - 30 May 2018

7 May 2018 - 16 July 2018

 

How to Sign up


If you're a Southwark resident aged 16-25 or a Lambeth resident aged 16-29, then you can attend this course for free. Complete the form below stating which level you would like to complete and if you are a Southwark or Lambeth resident.

If you do not meet these requirements and still would like to sign up, message us via the form below for a quote.

 
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Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 -15:30

Level 2 Diploma in work Based Horticulture


An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

Our Level 2 QCF Diploma is an 18 week part time course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, who will cover a wide range of areas such as

  • Basic gardening skills for complete beginners; with equipment provided
  • Health and safety techniques
  • Planting & pruning
  • Propagation & identification
  • Help with literacy and numeracy
  • CV and interview prep to help find employment

With a mix of classroom and practical based work, you will learn on the go with us at the Garden and offsite.

 

Dates


5 September 2017 - 17 January 2018

30 January 2018 - 30 May 2018

11 June 2018 - 2 October 2018

 

How to Sign Up


If you're a Southwark resident aged 16-25 or a Lambeth resident aged 16-29, then you can attend this course for free. Complete the form below stating which level you would like to complete and if you are a Southwark or Lambeth resident.

If you do not meet these requirements and still would like to sign up, message us via the form below for a quote.

Name *
Name
Phone
Phone