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For occupational Therapists or any Health & Social Care professionals who support diverse client groups. This two day course explores the use of social and therapeutic horticulture with clients with a wide range of support needs.

Thrive's Award in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) Programme Development is period of self directed study during which participants will produce a written description of a year round horticultural programme for specific client groups. Thrive offers a dedicated two day course that provides direct access to this.

Access to the Award is normally via one of our client specific courses on our specialist knowledge programme, however, for Occupational Therapists or any Health and Social Care professionals this course provides learning that builds on existing experience and will explore the uniqueness of using gardens and gardening in therapy. It will also explore the use of therapeutic horticulture with clients with a wide range of support needs in settings that will be familiar to Health and Social Care professionals.

To find out more about the Award in STH Programme Development click here.

Two day course plus Award in STH Programme Development programme - £450.00

Next course: 11th & 12th March 2020 at Thrive National Office, The Geoffrey Udall Centre, Beech Hill, Reading, RG7 2AT

Access to this course is by application only. To apply, please download a copy of the application form and email it to award@thrive.org.uk.
Alternatively, you can call a member of our team on 0118 988 5688 for more information about the application process or the course.

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This course is suitable for:

This route and course is suitable for occupational therapists and other health and social care professionals who use, or who intend on using gardening as part of a formal therapeutic programme.

What you will learn:

  • To understand and know how to apply the principles and practice of social and therapeutic horticulture to benefit people who have a wide range of support needs
  • To gain an insight into the role of a horticultural therapist working with people who have a wide range of support needs
  • To be able to design a client centred social and therapeutic horticulture programme
  • To understand the importance and explore the tools of assessment, monitoring, evaluation, horticultural programming and planning for garden projects and for the individuals attending a garden project.


2 days (+)

Included in your fee

All course materials

Course hand-outs

A light lunch and refreshments

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