Horticulture Project 

Thought we were just bikes? Think again! We have a successful trainee programme in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, which trains individuals to gain a City and Guilds Qualification in Horticulture. 

What is Horticulture? 

Horticulture is another word for gardening, working with the land, cultivating, planting, sowing seeds, weeding, propagation, grass cutting, plant identification, weed identification and pruning. 

How Does it Work? 

Across different training sites, Trainees learn to propagate, grow and maintain plants in a range of settings. Horticulture represents a skills gap in our area, which provides our Trainees with a fair chance in the job market. 
Our aim for the project is to offer a range of training and work opportunities for anyone who needs a helping hand, now delivering City and Guilds accredited qualifications, working closely with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council and Beverley Town Council. We understand that the job hunt process is more complex than this, which is why trainees are also supported with life coaching, peer mentoring, and soft skills development. 
The Horticulture Project promotes community involvement; aiming to break down barriers, build relationships, and take advantage of the benefits of spending time outdoors. With exercise, fresh air, and the very tangible changes that occur as a result of their work, trainees experience a mental health boost that few standard training courses offer. 
As community is at the heart of what we do, training sites have been carefully chosen to ensure that trainees and volunteers can see the communal benefit of their hard work, and the community can meet the people behind it all. 
Our main project is at Normanby Hall, where we help the horticulture staff help to maintain and enhance the beautiful grounds, we have a mixture of trainees working towards achieving a City & Guilds Qualification with out Tutor or assist on a voluntary basis. 
We also support community projects around the Beverley area in partnership with East Riding Council, Beverley Town Council and the HEY LEP, to help close the horticultural skills gap in the area. The Coronation Garden steering group are a group of professionals who work with volunteers to maintain and refresh the landscape to create a tranquil and beautiful green space for both locals and visitors to enjoy. 


Level 1 Award City & Guilds in Horticulture 
Working with our excellent Horticulture teacher you will be enrolled on a 12 week course for one day a week. On this course you will work with the team to towards a level 1 qualification in Horticulture. A detailed learning plan will be given to you to ensure that you achieve all you need to achieve with in the 12 weeks. We will also offer you one to one personal development support for you throughout your course. 

How to Apply? Application Criteria: 

18 or over 
Eligible to live and work in the UK 
To apply contact Francesca on 07869 674909 or email [email protected] 
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