Green Corridor Practical Horticulture Qualifications

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. Horticultural courses run for approx. 12 - 18 months depending on how many days you attend and the level you are completing. 

We run courses from Entry 3 to Level 2 qualifications, you will be taught to do a whole range of activities including, planting from seed, dealing with frost/pets, building wooden bird boxes, learning how to plant in drills and lots more. 

Our small group sizes (6 learners to 1 tutor) of differing ability, skill and age allow for young people to develop their skills at their own pace, while supporting and often guiding each other. 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 weekly 1:1s with a youth mentor/job coach. Your time at Green Corridor is added to with 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.

Who to contact

Jo Dixon
Youth Manager
Green Corridor 

Where to go

Learning and Development Centre
Main Road Nurseries
Stanwell Moor Road
TW19 6BS


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.





When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Monday - Thursday, 9:45 - 15:00


Other Costs

There is no charge for the young person to attend this course, funding is found through the Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). 

Other details


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

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, Math and Science from EL 2 to GCSE (through our partners at Nisai)
  • Personal and Social Development, Award Entry EL 2&3, L 1
  • 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. 

Contact Name
Joanne Dixon
Contact Telephone
07401703486/ 01753687236
Contact Email
Green Corridor Website
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)

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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.
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
London Youth - Youth Quality Mark - Bronze Fair Train - Work Experience Quality Standard - Silver
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.
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Address: Main Road Nurseries,  Stanwell Moor Road,  Staines,  Surrey

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