An extended learning opportunity  

In recent years, an increasing number of researchers and health-care practitioners have added their voices to the call to make ‘Green-Care’ an integral part of the health service. As more and more opportunities open up, the need for Green-Care and other health and social care practitioners to demonstrate their competence and professionalism through evidence-based practice has never been greater. Thrive’s AWARD in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Programme Development is a key component of the educational framework that exists for this exciting and innovative area of work.

During this course you will consider the benefits and mechanisms of STH, how to develop sessions as well as the tools that can assist you in managing STH sessions. You will also explore the properties of plants and gardens, as well as how you might go about assessing Green Care, collecting evidence and reporting outcomes. Included in this course is also a section looking at client specific needs, this focuses on Mental Health Needs but the team can provide you with further reading if you are planning to work with a different client group.

This course is intended to replicate the two day face to face training courses that Thrive deliver for those unable to attend face to face training.

Cost: £415.00 (this includes access to the online course, as well as the Award in STH Programme Development self-study Assignment).

Suitable for: Primarily this is suited for anyone who is working or hopes to work as a practitioner within STH, it would also be of interest to anyone with an interest in nature-based approaches to health including practitioners, professionals, volunteers, career changers. It will also be of interest to those working in health and social care, GPs, commissioning groups, referrers and funders.

If you wish to take this course but wish to spread the cost or time of the course over a longer period, you may be interested in the Award Modular Programme, this is the same course but delivered in a Module format.

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