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Family Learning: Make the Most of Your Recycling for Gardening Containers

Course Code:FN1556A

Spaces:7 spaces left

Come along, have fun and be creative, making new items out of old, saving broken items going to the landfill and giving them a whole new life as a quirky but useful garden container.

What the course is about

You will be creating cute and quirky garden containers out of old, pre-loved, broken items - nothing valuable. Using craft techniques and creative skills and a little imagination, you will be supported and encouraged to create something beautiful and useful. Be warned, if you enjoy this you may have to carry on at home, it is highly addictive but will contribute towards helping save our planet!

Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.

This course is for parents, grandparents and carers of children under 16.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is for parents, grandparents and carers, of children under 16. It is for complete beginners or those who would like to refresh and share their skills. Children under 16 are welcome to join sessions.

Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times. During sessions children are the sole responsibility of their accompanying adult.

You will need a notebook and pen.

Materials and costs

You might like to bring a camera, or ensure your phone is fully charged, if you want to take photos of your child as a visual reference of the steps, if you wish to revisit this activity at home.

Next Step

Further creative courses are available at Skills and Learning and with other providers too, why not sign up for one?

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at Centres: parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website  mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0cm;padding:0cm">

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website  mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0cm;padding:0cm">

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Course Details

Start Date28 May 2022

LocationWareham Library, South Street, Wareham, BH20 4LR


Time14:00 - 16:00

Duration1 week

SubjectFamily Learning


Fees and concessions



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