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Green Corridor Practical Horticulture Qualifications

At Green Corridor we put our Young People at the heart of everything we do; they can Dig, Plant and Grow in our plots and polytunnel or Pick, Cook and Serve in our Training Kitchen. All on a safe and welcoming site, with qualified tutors who have a passion for their craft and most importantly teaching young people. All our learners have Individualised Learning Plans to guide them on their journey into employment, with fortnightly 1:1 sessions with the youth manager to support them with any concerns regarding their personal development, behaviour or welfare outside of Green Corridor. Our small group sizes, of mixed abilities, promotes a conclusive environment of respect and trust, often encouraging social skills to blossom. Brand new to September 2018 we have our very own Functional Skills tutor onsite, giving young people the opportunity to complete a Maths and/or English qualification using the Green Corridor to practice their skills in real world situations.

Who to contact

Name
Jo Dixon
Position
Youth Manager
Telephone
01753687236
Email
admin@greencorridor.org.uk
Website
Green Corridor

Where to go

Name
Learning and Development Centre
Address
Main Road Nurseries
Stanwell Moor Road
Nr Heathrow
Hillingdon
Postcode
TW19 6BS
Notes

 

Please not we are no longer based at Manor Way, Southall. There is no close public transport to our site so we run a minibus service to/from Heathrow Terminal 5. Please contact us for more information.

 

 

 

 

Other Details

Availability

Referral
Courses are rolling so referral/ self-referral can be at any time throughout the year.
Other notes

We cater for young people who have Special Educational Needs. We provide training for young people with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, as well as learning difficulties with an EHCP.

Local Offer

Description

Each learner will also have the opportunity to be involved in activities such as Cooking, CV workshops and Youth Steering Groups and designed to develop social skills, confidence and self-belief.

Practical Qualifications

  • Practical Horticulture Skills, Award/Certificate EL 2&3, L1 & L2

Life Skills and Academic Qualifications

  • English and Math from EL 2 to GCSE 

Young People Within Education or Training (including 14 -16)

We may still have a space available to support you. Costings set on an individual basis depending on the number of days a week, number of qualifications and the level of support needed. Please contact Green Corridor to find out more about taster days and costings for your specific young person.

Young People Outside of Education or Training (16 – 25)

Funding for our courses is sought through the Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP), if you do not have an EHCP please contact the team as we may be able to support you to do this. 

Contact Name
Joanne Dixon
Contact Telephone
07401703486/ 01753687236
Contact Email
joanne@greencorridor.org.uk
Links
Green Corridor Website
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)

Extended Local Offer Response


Is your service accessible?
Due to the nature of the service it is partially accessible; we have mostly paved allotment space with wide doorways etc. but some plots are floor level. We would advise anyone who has a physical disability to attend a session on site to assess if the site is appropriate for them.
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Aged 16 - 25 and have a learning disability preventing you from learning in mainstream education, with access to an Educational Health Care Plan (statement)
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
Referral from agencies, charities, borough teams or self referral. Decisions of eligibility are made by the support staff based on the person's need to ensure that we can support them fully.
What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services?
Referrals are typically responded to within 3 working days. Where appropriate communication is normally through referral point of contact or other noted appropriate contact. Before assessment is taken we encourage the young person to attend our site, so that we can do a more comprehensive assessment of need/Individual risk assessment and the young person can begin to understand the service and decide if they would like to engage.
Funding
Voluntary/Charitable
Charges
No
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
London Youth - Youth Quality Mark - Gold
Feedback and complaints procedure
Complaints can be made to any of the Green Corridor staff, in writing or verbally. A written acknowledgement will be given within 5 workings days with a full response within 20 days, this includes the hopeful resolution. All complaints are seen by the CEO within 1 week. If the complainant feels that the problem has not been satisfactorily resolved at Stage One, they can request that the complaint is reviewed at Board level, with a full review with the Green Corridor team. The complainant will be notified of progress at all stages of the complaints procedure. Full Complaints procedure/policy can be requested at any point.
How will I know my child will be safe using this service?
All Green Corridor staff are DBS checked and appropriately qualified. Training is kept up to date to accommodate the specific needs of the young people, where appropriate. Green Corridor site and tasks are Health and Safety checked, with procedures put in place, such as shutting of our front gates when young people are on site. Our Safeguarding officer is Jo Dixon (Youth Manager) while all staff have safeguarding trained. Staff are appropriately First Aid trained, to account for both the equipment and tasks undertaken on site and for those young people we train. We understand the site if unusual, however we promote independence in a safe manor. When assessing a new young person to start with Green Corridor and full risk assessment is taken, with as much external information as possible e.g from social workers. Programmes can be amended if there is a specific need, such as limited sight. The needs of the current cohort are also taken into account to limit safety concerns.
Last Updated
16/05/2019

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations