Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Case Study - Allan

We always love to hear about learners who have progressed after finishing one of the courses that we have delivered. We recently heard from a former learner Allan, who has progressed from a GTDT gardening course to a career in horticulture.


Allan joined us on our course in February this year, and it was clear from the off that he had green fingers. Over the six weeks, Allan was a pleasure to teach, asking thoughtful questions and coming up with novel ideas for making the most of the small space we had on site.

After the course ended, Allan continued to apply his skills at home and in his community.

We have since had more fantastic news from Allan. He has begun working as a gardener part-time, and credits the course as a major springboard for his career development!
Allan says:

‘After completing the course I felt more confident particularly with regards to sowing seeds, growing fruit and vegetables and general maintenance. I felt I had the basic knowledge to proceed with a job in gardening and was successful in finding work a few weeks later. The course was stated on my CV and was a definite factor in me getting the role.’

There are many ways for learners to progress after attending the courses we run.  GTDT and all of the partners we work with always have the learner’s best interests at heart. They are always available to support and assist the learner in taking that next step. We are delighted that Allan has now secured employment in the horticulture sector and we wish him the best of luck for the future!