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.
The focus of our training is:
- Training tailored to individual needs
- The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Grow and Learn Awards 1 and 2
- Developing the work ethic
- Team working
- Listening and following instructions
- Communications skills
Independent living skills
- Travel skills
- Literacy and numeracy
- Decision making
- Developing and meeting personal goals
In addition, we provide opportunities to achieve additional skills, such as:
- 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.