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At the moment we offer a variety of online and bespoke training and education opportunities.

With over 40 years’ experience, Thrive are experts in providing training, educating and consultancy for people to use social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) and other forms of Green Care to help people living with a wide range of needs.

We will be launching our new face to face training programe for September 2021 soon. At the moment Thrive are still providing learning opportunities so you can make the most of our experience and expertise. We have developed two blended courses that combines live events through Zoom with additional online content accessible on our tried and tested online learning platform.

Our online courses on our dedicated online learning platform, Thrive Learn are all accessible. There is a range of free and paid for courses that you can complete, and we have the modules for the Award in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture programme development providing access to the Thrive certificate.

Additionally, over the coming months we shall be providing newly developed blended courses, utilising our online capacity and blending this with live events to ensure good interaction and enable engagement with Thrive tutors.

It is still possible to explore our bespoke and consultancy services and if you would like to discuss how Thrive can support your group or organisation maximise the use of gardens for health and wellbeing do please email training@thrive.org.uk

Our courses are suitable for practitioners, health, education, horticulture or social care professionals, people looking for a career change and volunteers. Train with us as an individual or come with your team.

We run our courses and workshops throughout the UK by a highly professional team of trainers with in-depth experience of delivering social and therapeutic horticulture and our online courses can be accessed across the world!

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There are a range of highly flexible pathways of training available to you. These are specifically designed to support differing levels of experience and a range of learning styles through a combination of face to face and online content.

Training bursary and grant opportunities

Other organisations offer funding opportunities to individuals looking to develop their career in social and therapeutic horticulture

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If you have a question about our training and education - take a look at our FAQs or get in touch today.


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