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Practical Skills in Garden Maintenance & Woodland Management at Groundwork Leeds

Course description

An accredited course which focuses on woodland management and gardening skills.

Course content

The popular woodland management & gardening course has the group of young people learning how to use wood work tools in the workshop and going out to rural settings building fences, cutting down trees and making charcoal. Learners also undertake an enterprise project where they make and sell a variety of goods at local craft fayres, ranging from chopping boards, key rings and clocks to Christmas cards. 

Young people will also have the opportunity to achieve qualifications in Functional maths, English and ICT together with first aid. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. You just need to be enthusiastic and willing to learn new things.



Assessment will be through a combination of portfolio building, assessments and exams (with plenty of support)


Financial information

There are no costs for learners. Upon joining the course, learners will be issued with a weekly bus pass and  may be eligible for a bursary of up to £40 depending on attendance.  Learners who qualify for free school meals will be provided with lunch.

Future opportunities

Groundwork have strong links with local colleges and apprenticeship providers. We can help progress onto further learning or employment. Groundwork often have opportunities to undertake work placements with employers and learners can get involved with and gain valuable experience from out 'Chop N Go' enterprise programme.

Further information

If you are interested in this course, please contact Paula Hinsley on 0113 238 0601 or email at

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 January 2015
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