Bordesley Green Forest Garden is in discussion with Solihull College regarding a free horticultural training and qualifications opportunities for Birmingham and Solihull residents.
The City and Guilds training has three tiers; Award, Certificate and Diploma.
The award is a fairly basic qualification and could be achieved in a matter of weeks, with the Certificate intermediate level and the Diploma advanced.
Anybody who is unemployed or in receipt of a benefit of some kind may be entitled to do these courses free of charge, with a simple commitment of one day a week required of participants.
These qualifications offer participants a pathway into formal horticultural employment, as well as providing them with an opportunity to be outdoors working with other people, while also contributing to what is a groundbreaking project to create the largest urban forest garden in the West Midlands.
The course will start in September.
For more information, or to register your interest, please email Project Co-ordinator, Andrew Walton, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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