Our Ofsted ‘Good’ post-16 Study Programme offers courses based on our current projects, local opportunities and the job market. Currently we offer; Horticulture, Hospitality, Small Animal Care, Construction and Heritage Woodcraft. Our learners also work towards achieving Functional Skills, Maths and English along with other smaller awards and industry relevant qualifications.
Available at Level 1 and 2, our Horticulture course focuses on land management from maintaining our own woodland through to participating in local conservation projects. You will gain knowledge in areas including, though not exclusive to, identification and establishment of plants, constructing fences and building natural habitats. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in the use of industry-specific equipment including strimmer’s and lawn mowers.
We will teach you the knowledge and skills required to effectively care for a variety of small animals including Dogs, Chickens, Mice, Guinea Pigs and a Giant African Land Snail. This course also includes visits to local animal care and rescue centres.
Available at Level 1 and 2, our construction course draws on years of constructing on-site facilities and a range of projects from our design team. Learn environmentally sustainable building techniques incorporating alternative natural materials and gain skills including woodworking and the use of relevant tools and equipment.
Our Level 1 and 2 Catering and Hospitality courses are delivered by trained chefs in our fully equipped operational events kitchen. During your course you will gain experience working in a range of events hosted at Hill Holt Wood, managed by our in-house event organisers. Modules include knife skills, baking bread and pastries and preparing meat and vegetables.
Also available at Level 1 and 2, this is one of the oldest professions in human history – help play a part in preserving it. We will teach you how to make a range of interesting products from bowls and spoons to stools and other ornamental items. You will develop technical skillls using traditional equipment and tools such as pole lathes, carving knives and gauges.
From entry level to Level 2, our Functional Skills Programme will improve your knowledge in Maths, English and ICT. Our innovative approach and unique environment makes these typically classroom-based subjects more interesting and engaging.
Our qualified Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG) rangers provide ongoing support in identifying and applying for local employment and training opportunities. We offer focused industry-specific careers on an individual and group session basis. Hill Holt Wood’s annual careers fair is attended by local businesses, armed forces and further education providers.
For more information on Careers Advice and Guidance, as well as our Careers Overview, Please Click the links below.
Our careers board displays current opportunities available locally for our students. For more details relating to labour market information and support with careers guidance you can visit:
National Careers Service – 0800 100 900
We offer a range of standalone rewards to help promote your personal development and independence including British Values and Staying Safe and Healthy. Our British Values Programme takes a closer look at the principles behind being a proactive member of society, exploring democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and the rule of law.