Training

Training course

Thrive runs a comprehensive programme of training courses from September through to June each year. These courses will be of interest to you if you:

  • are working in social and therapeutic horticulture, health, education and social care
  • have recently started a new job in these areas or are recently qualified
  • want to start a new career in social and therapeutic horticulture.

 

Courses run over one or two days and usually the first day considers the needs of the individual client and the second day looks at the wider issues affecting garden projects.

We also offer a bespoke training service where we can tailor a course to meet your exact requirements, and we can organise study days for groups from overseas.

If you have a qualification in health or social care, education or horticulture, or you are an established practitioner of social and therapeutic horticulture, we also offer the Professional Development Diploma in STH. This course is run in partnership with Coventry University and Pershore College.

When booking online, please note that you can only book and pay for one delegate place at a time. To book more than one place, either complete the online process for each delegate, or book by post or fax using the booking form download below.

Please read our terms and conditions before booking a course.

Download a copy of our booking form if you would prefer to book a training course by post or fax.

If you have any queries regarding our courses, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0118 988 5688 or email info@thrive.org.uk

Alternatively, visit our main page to find out more about our full range of training and edcuational services.

Thrive's Carry on Gardening workshops
This one day workshop is designed to demonstrate how gardening can remain an accessible enjoyable and achievable activity for anyone finding gardening a challenge due to disability, restricted mobility, illness or injury.


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Step into Social and Therapeutic Horticulture workshops
Two separate beginners sessions in how to use gardening as a therapeutic activity and to meet you clients needs as well as a chance to look at some of the key horticulture tasks and skills that support STH.

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Demonstrate your Impact-Outcome Measurements and Quality Standards
An overview of how horticultural tasks can be used and adapted to meet your client group needs

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Setting up a Social and Therapeutic Horticulture project
This course will provide information, skills and knowledge on how to start a new project.


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Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to benefit people with learning disabilities
Provides information, skills, techniques and confidence in using social and therapeutic horticulture to address healthy living, occupational deficiency and transition pathways for people with learning disabilities.


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Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to benefit people with mental health support needs
This 2 day course will demonstrate how social and therapeutic horticulture can help people who have mental health support needs. Find out how to use the discipline to help clients with their rehabilitation, recovery, social inclusion, training and employment. 

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Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture for young people who have special educational needs
This 2 day course provides information, skills and practical techniques that will allow you to match horticulture activities to the national curriculum and /or engage in a therapeutic extra curricula programme whilst meeting the needs of an individual.

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Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to help older people with specific support needs
This two day course will give you the knowledge to use STH to improve older people's quality of life. Rehabilitation and recovery are a focus, as is how to work with people who have early-stage dementia, helping stroke survivors and those living with heart disease.

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Understanding disability in garden design
For allied professionals and STH graduates

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Gardening skills for health and social care professionals
An overview of how horticultural tasks can be used and adapted to meet your client group needs.

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Award in STH for Occupational Therapists
For those working in occupational therapy departments who want to gain accredited education in STH

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