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Horticulture

Horticulture learners have the opportunity to learn how to use and maintain machinery, complete garden design, hard and soft landscaping, paving and fencing. You learn to plant trees, shrubs and plants, propagation and greenhouse work. Learners also undertake other qualifications such as brush cutting and first aid. These programmes are based in Hartlepool and at Hetton Lyons Country Park. Full commercial courses are also available.>

It is a challenging structured 12 week program for groups of 12-15 young people aged between 16-25. It begins with team building activities and meeting your new team, the 2nd week then includes a team building residential at a residential centre.

It continues with teamwork on real projects within the community and work placements. It culminates in each Team presenting its achievements to an invited audience and receiving their end of program certificates. During the course of the program you will uncover hidden talents, assume responsibility for tasks, develop team-working and communication skills, gain awareness of the local community and how the can contribute to it, and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

For more information please contact jfagan@springboard-ne.org or call 0191 4834555

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