Gannow Community Centre
THU - 21/04/2022
13:30 to 16:00
4 week course
FREE to Lancashire Residents
Few Places Remaining
Course Overview

Gardening and growing your own plants, vegetables and flowers can bring a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits. However, for some, starting out can seem quite daunting, so this 4-week course is a perfect introduction to gardening and growing. You don’t need to have experience, or access to a garden because our expert teachers will adapt the content so you can experience the benefits, even if you only have a small yard or windowsill.

What will I learn?

"This short course is accredited, and you will need to complete a short workbook or Microsoft Form during or between sessions to accompany the practical activities.

By the end of the course, learners will:

Know about gardens, garden tools and how to care for equipment

Know how to plant and be able to engage in activities to grow and care for plants

Recognise what is needed to lead a healthy lifestyle

Demonstrate how they can contribute to a healthy lifestyle

Outline the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and reflect on the benefits of each

Explain how the 5 Ways to Wellbeing link to gardening and growing

Select appropriate next steps onto further learning opportunities

Open AwardsThis course contains three accredited units from Open Awards:

Gardening (E1)

Growing and Caring for Plants (E1)

Healthy Living (E1)

These units are blended into the core content of the course and learners will create evidence for the unit's criteria by completing tasks and practical activities as planned by the course teacher.

Certification for this unit will be provided upon successful completion of the course. "

How will the course be assessed?

Learners will complete the course by independently working through a variety of assessment tasks, including:


Reflecting on their own learning and experience

Participating in discussion forums

Complete practical tasks

Materials and other information

"Learners will need:

Access to a garden, green space, allotment or outdoor area where possible.

Access to a small range of gardening tools, containers, compost, labels, pencil and watering equipment although this is not necessary as some of this can be provided.

The Additional Learning Support Teams work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways.  Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information telephone 0333 0031717 or email. als@lal.ac.uk

For more information on booking onto a course, telephone 0333 0031717

It would be useful to have a pen and paper so you can make notes throughout the course. "

Progression and Careers

"Completion of initial assessment tasks at the start of the course will enable learners to review their knowledge of the course content. At the end of the course learners will review their knowledge again to assess progress.

Learners will also be supported to set an individual target(s) for the course based on personal goals and aspirations.

Learners will receive feedback and information about further learning opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills. "


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