What is it?

The Gardening Short Course offers exciting and rewarding activities to develop skills and knowledge through gardening. This course helps learners develop practical gardening skills, as well as personal, social and work-related skills. Certification is available for 10-60 hours of work.

The flexibility of ASDAN’s Short Courses means that they can be carried out in a variety of settings, over a time period to suit the individual or co-ordinating centre.

This Short Course can be completed using the student book or is available for learners to complete online through the ASDAN e-portfolio system. Learners log in to complete challenges, record skills development and upload evidence. Tutors can view learner progress and sign off work, leaving feedback as needed.

Who is it for?

KS2, KS3 and KS4 students are undertaking the Asdan Short Course in Gardening.

It is aimed at young people of all abilities, mainly aged between 13 and 19 (as well as adults and younger learners, where appropriate). Because Short Courses are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level award
  • Internally moderated
  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activities
  • Can count as up to 3 of the credits needed to achieve the Personal Development Programmes
  • Can count as up to 6 of the credits needed to achieve CoPE
  • Also offers progression to AoPE and Wider Key Skills
Module Description
1 Planting in the garden
2 Growing food on the allotment
3 Working under cover
4 Wildlife in the garden
5 Using your produce in the kitchen
6 Construction in the garden
7 Art in the garden
8 Careers in gardening