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Gardening for Improvers — Part-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are wanting to acquire skills and knowledge to help develop and maintain a planned gardening project.

You will learn:

  1. To develop the knowledge and understanding required to set up and maintain a planned gardening project.
  2. To enhance social, physical and emotional well-being through practical garden-based activity.
  3. To gain an awareness of the Employability relevance of gaining Gardening skills.

Over the course we will cover:

  1. The Gardening Year: Planning and Buying.
  2. Winter Planting and Pruning.
  3. Winter Colour: Inside and Out.
  4. Weather Watching and Noticing Nature.
  5. Planting Fruit.
  6. Planting Veg.
  7. Planting Flowers.
  8. Gifts from the Garden.
  9. Portfolio: Completion and Handing – in.
  10. Feedback / Next Steps and end-of-course Celebration Event.

You can expect to achieve objectives by taking part in groupwork, individual achievement-recording tasks and practical gardening jobs both outdoors and indoors.

How to enrol onto this course

It is no longer possible to enrol on this course but we may be offering it again in the future. Please check back later.

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Course dates / times

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Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You must be aged 19+ and have a good standard of English as you will be required to complete a short workbook with the help of your tutor.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities for if you wish to further your learning in this subject area. Information will be made available about other course opportunities at Nottingham College

You will have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid your next steps.

Additional information

A health questionnaire, risk assessment and health and safety checks will be addressed prior to beginning this course.

This course is geared towards a WINTER into EARLY SPRING context, starting in January.