Free horticultural course for young people

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Environmental charity Groundwork Derby and Derbyshire is offering a free horticulture training course for youngsters.

The course is open to 16 to 19- year-olds who are not in education, employment or training. It will last for 14 weeks and will teach them valuable skills, such as vegetable growing, horticulture and basic construction.

There will also be weekly sessions in English, and on CVs, letter writing and job searching.

The charity will provide work boots, trousers and gloves. Travel and lunch allowances will also be covered .

Co-ordinator Zana Jenks, said it was for people looking to gain valuable practical, functional and employability skills. She said: “We offer three separate qualifications and so young people will really benefit from it.”

The course will be held Monday to Thursday at the Bridge Centre, Cromford Road,Langley Mill. A free pick up service will be available from Heanor and Long Eaton. For more details call Zana on 01773 539427.