As part of ThriveLearn’s progression of courses, a number of paid for CPD courses have been written. These give you a more in depth look at the subject, and an opportunity to engage in a more detailed consideration of STH and Green Care.

The following courses can be accessed as individual courses but also make up the different modules that combine to enable access to the Award in STH programme development. Each individual course has been designed to provide a quality learning experience in relation to the topic matter described.


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Principles in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture

This course explores the principles of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH). It looks at the way in which nature, meaningful activity and social interactions come together to support a number of important health outcomes.


Goal Setting in Green Care

This course explores the benefits, principles and practice of goal setting in Green Care and other nature-based interventions. It introduces learners to both holistic approach and more formal approaches to goal setting.


Award in STH Programme Development Modular Programme

**We are currently not accepting new enrolments onto any of our Award courses (including the modular programme). Please accept our apologies, but we are currently updating our programme of delivery.**

Benefits and Mechanisms of STH

Session Development and Management

Properties of Plants and Investigating Gardens

Assessment and Programming in STH

Client Specific Needs – Mental Health Needs



Coming Soon

Programming STH

This paid for course, will explore how to put together a programme of horticulture related activities that meet the needs of clients. It will look at the interplay between maintenance needs and therapy needs, explore the factors that influence activity choice and how within different models of STH we can make reasoned choices about what people do.



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