Training opportunities

Green Routes provides hands-on training in horticulture and an alternative to classroom-based education for young people with additional support needs.

We offer a 4-5 year educational and training programme, and aim to attract young people in their last year of school, to support them, through horticulture and rural skills, to develop a range of life and employability skills. The programme is flexible to meet individual needs.

Our training

The focus of our training is:


  • Training tailored to individual needs
  • The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Grow and Learn Awards 1 and 2

Employability skills

  • Developing the work ethic
  • Team working
  • Listening and following instructions
  • Time-keeping
  • Communications skills

Independent living skills

  • Travel skills
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Decision making
  • Developing and meeting personal goals

Further opportunities

In addition, we provide opportunities to achieve additional skills, such as:

  • Woodwork
  • Beekeeping
  • Animal husbandry
  • Tractor driving

A track record of success

At Green Routes we offer an opportunity to learn and grow, to develop skills for life, learning and work. We have a wealth of experience and a track record of success.

Throughout the programme we help our students to participate in community events, including opportunities to compete in local and national horticultural and agricultural shows.