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Green Corridor - Dig, Plant, Grow

Support offered for children with special educational needs and disabilities

At Green Corridor, we run programmes to help young people, with alternative educational needs, to gain confidence, life skills and social support, alongside national recognised qualifications.

Our small group sizes of differing ability, skill and age allow for young people to develop their skills at their own pace, while supporting and often guiding others. Our welcoming safe environment and staff help to support and develop each young person to look to the future they would like.

Our qualified multi-disciplinary team provide individualized learning plans, 1:1s, trainee progress reviews and parents evenings. Our qualified Horticultural tutors guide the learners through their qualification with additional learning support, no written work and trips to places such as The Causeway Parkland and Kew gardens.

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.

Based just outside Heathrow Terminal 5 (TW19 6BS), our education charity specialises in supporting young people within our surrounding counties (Slough, Surrey, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Ealing, and beyond) who have a variety of additional needs.


Practical Qualifications

  • Practical Horticulture Skills, Award/Certificate: E 3, L 1 & 2. 12 – 24 months

Life Skills & Academic Qualification

  • English, Math and Science from E 2 to GCSE (through our partners at Nisai)
  • Personal and Social Development, Award Entry EL 2&3, L1
  • Personal and Social Development, Certificate EL 2&3, L1

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.

Service details

Age Range
16 - 25
Additional Information

All staff are DBS checked, trained and have worked in within their training industry before coming to Green Corridor (Charity No. 1092093). We hold a bronze Youth Quality Mark accreditation as well as partnering with Youth Train.

SEND information 

SEND Details

Green Corridor is a registered Section – 41, post – 16 specialist education provider and UK registered charity set up to support young people with Special Educational Needs. We deliver accredited vocational courses in Horticulture and Catering, alongside our Enrichment Programme, Functional Skills and wrap around support for young people who hold an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP). All our learners have access to emotional and wellbeing support, employment workshops and one to one sessions with our EHCP and Transitions Manager.

We have also just been awarded the prestigious “Leaders in Safeguarding” certificate alongside other quality marks such as disability confident and Gold London Youth Quality Mark. We do hope you will consider us both a value for money and a high-quality destination for any young people with an EHCP aged 16-25 wishing to learn life skills, achieve vocational qualifications, with an 80% success rate of onward employability.

We are aware that some annual reviews have been delayed due to Covid-19 so transition choices may not have been made yet for young people. We still have a few places available on our Horticulture courses for September 2020 (we may also have 1 place left on our Catering course) and we are open and able to offers tours following social distancing or virtual tours on Zoom. We are currently providing education as normal for our young people due to our small group sizes and open plan spaces.

We are also providing some summer placements for any young people with EHCPs who may have suffered the most during lockdown in terms of curriculum recovery, confidence etc. even if the young people in question don’t then enrol with us in September so please do give a call to discuss further if this is of interest.

Contact us now to refer or for further information, you can read more about our offer in our prospectus or on our website.

Environment

We have ramps leading into the building and wide open space pathways. 

Where to go

Name of venue
Green Corridor (Pick-up from Heathrow T5 bus station)
Venue address
Main road nurseries Stanwell Moor Road
Hillingdon
London
Postcode
TW19 6BS

Who to contact

Name
Hayley Harris
Telephone
01753687236
Email
hayley@greencorridor.org.uk
Website
www.greencorridor.org.uk
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