Training and Good Practice Sharing

 

We NOW OFFER a variety of training opportunities online, as COVID19 is restricting our ability to offer face-to-face training:

NEW Trellis Online Learning -

Keep your Continual Professional Development (CPD) up to date, extend your gardening activity repertoire:

All our training events are certificated and have CPD points awarded.

Our core face-face training courses are not yet available online - but we're working on it
Adaptive Gardening
Adaptive Garden Design
Health & Safety in the Garden
Along with Specialist Level training covers topics such as gardening with people with autism, dementia and cancer.

 

Trellis training courses are endorsed by the  

If you would like to suggest a topic or a venue for training please contact us on 01738 624348 or email info@trellisscotland.org.uk

21 July, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Create you own garden water feature!
No cement, water pumps or special landscaping required!
Calming, cooling beauty - water features can bring another dimension to your garden.
Join us to learn how to make these simple, effective, sensory treats.
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4 August, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

First in a NEW  Trellis Growing Series 
Online training video and live Q&A session. Learn food growing skills combined with top tips from our Occupational Therapist on adaptive techniques - so you can support your clients to get the best out of their gardening... more

18 August, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Want to increase your plant numbers?
Ever wondered how to take successful plant cuttings?
No knowledge of how to?
Join us for a live demonstration of how to create lots of young plants from just one!
Including adaptive hints and tips to support your client group to get the... more

1 September, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Second in the NEW Trellis Growing Series 
Online training video and live Q&A session. Learn food growing skills combined with top tips from our Occupational Therapist on adaptive techniques - so you can support your clients to get the best out of their... more

7 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

W​​​​ant to know how to plant up containers for Autumn interest?
Hanging baskets or summer flowering container plants looking a little tired?
No knowledge of how to?

Find out how to pep up your containers this Autumn and create fun gardening activity for your clients.
Join... more

14 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Composting demystified!
What is compost?
How do you make it ?
Why use it?

The what, why, where and 'how to' of compost. No prior knowledge required.
Join us for a live demonstration on the art of making compost!
Including adaptive hints and tips to support your... more

28 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30

Mindfulness can enhance wellbeing and lift mood. 
In this LIVE Zoom special Workshop, learn how to use this practical, tabletop mindfulness activity to connect your clients with nature: Making a Mandala. This session is led by guest presenter, Deborah Becker, an Occupational Therapist... more

11 November, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Limited outdoor space?
No problem!
Create a garden space to enjoy...

No prior knowledge required.
Join us online for a live demonstration of how to use small outdoor spaces to create gardens to enjoy.
Including adaptive hints and tips to support your client group to... more

25 November, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Easy to make floral arrangements!
Have a go at the kitchen table!
Make a decorative arrangement for a festive meal table, give as a gift or sell at your festive fair!

Join us online for a live demonstration of how to make a floral arrangement.
Including adaptive hints and... more

6 January, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00

Welcome in the New Year with our feature on houseplants!
Brighten up January with plants indoors.
Caring for your plants - get up close and personal and give your plants a treat!

What people say about our knowledge, skills and good practice sharing events:

 "an absolutely brilliant day - I gained an enormous amount from it and really appreciate the time spent on putting this together." 

"I hadn't appreciated just how much of an understanding of working with people from all walks of life could be gained by listening to such specialised and committed carers - everybody who works with anybody should be attending these events "

 

Looking for training in all aspects of therapeutic gardening?

Trellis runs a programme of training events open to all on the many aspects of therapeutic and communty gardening. These training events can be valuable in broadening and updating your Continual Professional Development (CPD). 
Topics include:

  • Introduction to Therapeutic Gardening
  • Adaptive Gardening Techniques
  • Year Round Planning for Gardening Activities
  • Basic Gardening Skills
  • Advanced Gardening Skills
  • Gardening for the Elderly
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessment for Gardening Projects
  • Income Generation
  • Social Enterprisefor community and theraeputic gardening project

These are advertised here and on our homepage as well as in our ebullitins and social media.

Did you know that we also offer on-site courses specially designed for your group?
Is it difficult for your team to get off site to attend training?
Would you be be interested in a course tailored to the needs of your team?
Would you like to develop your professional skill in therapeutic gardening?
Trellis is the national networking organisation for therapeutic horticulture in Scotland . Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in therapeutic horticulture. Experienced trainers can deliver tailored courses specifically designed for your requirements.
If you would like to discuss your individual/groups training requirements and tailored courses please call us on 01738 624348.


 

RCHS Grow and Learn
Recognition of Achievement in Horticulture Award 
This is a learner centred programme suitable for those with complex  learning needs. The award scheme is tailored to individual learning needs based on personal learning plans and assessed though a portfolio recognising acievements and progress in core horticultural skill such as cultivation, seed sowing, composting, propagation and plant care.
For more information see the RCHS Grow and Learn web pages


Funding sources for training

ILA Scotland ILA 200 is a Scottish Government scheme to provide funding for courses such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and IT skills. Employees and employers can find out more about ILA funding by visiting the ILA Scotland website or calling 0808 100 1090 to discuss directly with an ILA Scotland adviser.