Parkanaur College

Parkanaur College


O.C.N Levels 1-3 in Horticulture is offered to provide a training programme tailored to suit your individual needs and interests.

The qualifications can lead to worthwhile employment in Local Government Parks and Commercial departments, National Trust or private gardens, landscaping, nursery and garden centre businesses.

  • This is a course for those who enjoy the freedom of outdoor activities.
  • The extensive grounds around Parkanaur College offer a realistic working environment.
  • You could also have the opportunity to become involved in the restoration of a 2 acre walled garden on site.


Training is offered on a residential and day release basis with a wide variety of educational, vocational and leisure facilities. Parkanaur have been training disabled students for over 44 years, with continued success and excellent results in terms of examination and employment outcomes.

Our friendly staff endeavour to provide a caring environment and realistic working conditions. Parkanaur will assist students to advance their careers and broaden their horizons.

Assessing and Reviewing

The College Unit places strong emphasis on ensuring that trainee/resident care and training is focused and equates to the needs and desires of the trainee/resident firstly and involves appropriate and relevant associated parties such as Tutors, close relatives, professional care staff both internal to the Residential Unit and external and the trainee's/resident's GP if possible. At a monthly meeting not only should the care and training issues be discussed with previous goals targets reviewed but also issued relating to a holistic approach.

On completion of the review, realistic goals should be set with appropriate timetables for action. Reviews should be held at least on a six-weekly basis or when needs arise, with a record of the review included in the trainee's file.