Gardening in School

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the development of a school garden and the integration of gardening into the curriculum, with many practical ideas and suggestions. It also explores social and emotional aspects of gardening, and considers the planning, design and maintenance issues.

Subjects covered include: planning and creating a school garden; gardening and the curriculum; choosing plants for a children’s garden; growing food with children; garden activities and projects.

The course includes all study material and full tutorial support from your expert personal tutor.

On successful completion of the course students are awarded an accredited certificate, recognised by employers. Borders is accredited as a training provider by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council.

Our course is composed of 6 easy-to-follow modules. There are 6 tutor-marked assignments. It involves approximately 36 hours of study time.

Why Choose Us?

Our tutorial support is second-to-none! When you enrol on one of our home study courses you are assigned an experienced personal tutor who will work with you all the way through. Tutors are available by e-mail at any time to offer support, advice or if you would just like a chat about how the course is going – including weekends, bank holidays and evenings! We see this level of support as central to the success of our courses. If you would prefer to chat to your tutor you can arrange a call back through the main office at a mutually convenient time.

All courses are despatched by courier.


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