As a Derwen College Walford student we will teach you Horticulture or Sport and Fitness skills that will enable you to find relevant placements and employment.
Students on the Derwen College Walford Horticulture Pathway learn skills to:
- Care for a planted area (shrub & bedding borders).
- Safe use of machinery (pedestrian).
- Plan, design and construct projects in relation to our in-house gardening company “Leaf it to Us”.
- Develop team work & transferable skills.
- Develop safe working practices.
Students on the Derwen College Walford Sport and Fitness Pathway learn skills to:
- Understand the rules and regulations of team and individual sports.
- Participate in fitness testing.
- Understand the principles of healthy living and nutrition.
- Assist in coaching sports.
- Understand the anatomy & physiology of exercise.
- Safely use sport and fitness equipment.
Find out more about what it is like being a day student at Derwen College Walford – watch Rachel’s video.
We will teach you relevant skills, appropriate to your individual learning needs. You will work towards achieving sport and fitness, or horticultural vocational qualifications:
- Practical Horticulture – Level 1 .
- Entry to Vocational Studies – Entry 3.
- Introductory in Vocational Studies – Level 1.
- Introductory in Sport – Level 1.
As well as learning vocational skills, you will also develop skills and gain confidence in other areas:
- Social situations – you will meet lots of different people on your learning journey. From peers and staff to members of public, social situations will be part of your daily routine.
- Independence – as you learn new skills you will become more confident in working independently. The level of independence will be different for everyone.
- Reading – you may be reading resources, labels or other instructions relating to your work. Reading – at your level – will be embedded throughout your work.
- Writing – your written work may be through the use of documents, emails, or hand written diaries.
- Numeracy – you may be counting seeds or plants, measuring temperatures and water levels. Numeracy will be embedded into sessions in a way that is unique to you.
Alongside your work-based learning, you will experience enrichment activities, including:
- Art & Crafts.
- Independent living skills e.g. Food prep and house keeping duties.
- Sport elements.
- Digital media.
- Community access (Out and About).
As your skills progress you will have the opportunity to work within the local community, including in our student-led business Leaf It To Us. You will also access external work placements at local gyms, sports coaching, and animal care centres.
The Derwen@Walford Pathway is for young adults aged between 16 and 25 with special educational needs or disabilities, who live in or around Shropshire.
Please contact us if you are interested in Horticulture or Sports and Fitness based activities, and are working at Entry Level or Level 1.
How to Apply
|For general enquiries please contact:|
|For Admissions enquiries
|Derwen College Admissions Team,
Tel: 01691 661234 ext 401 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find out more about Derwen College, by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Visiting Derwen @ Walford…
Derwen College Walford is located near Baschurch, Shrewsbury (SY4 2HL) about 30 minutes drive from Derwen College’s Gobowen campus.
NB: From Oswestry, go past the main Walford campus entrance (for the Harris Centre) and take the next right turn. Turn immediately right and park in the small car park. Follow the signs to Derwen College Walford along the footpath.