Tel: 03330 135 438

Mon - Fri: 8:30 - 16:00

Sat - Sun: Closed

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Hello. ECL Gardening & ECL Café - Clacton provide training opportunities for working age adults with a learning disability, supporting them to gain work skills in catering, hospitality and horticulture.

About us

We like to think of ECL Clacton - Plough Corner as a one-stop-shop for your food and gardening needs with ECL Gardening and ECL Cafe together on one site. We provide training opportunities for working age adults with a learning disability, supporting them to gain work skills in catering, hospitality and horticulture.

Catering training at ECL Cafe - Clacton covers all aspects of hospitality and includes learning about food preparation, cooking, baking, cleaning and serving food and drinks to customers. We also focus on customer service skills as well as till training and clearing tables.

ECL Gardening - Clacton covers a variety of aspects including plant care, growing, watering and pruning as well as training in landscaping, general maintenance tasks for the garden centre and serving members of the public.

The skills our customers learn on site are described as incredibly valuable when they go on to seek paid employment. Many of our customers have been successful in securing positions thanks to the skills they've learned through work-based training.

Pricing

Prices will depend on the length of your session(s) and the level of support you need. As an example a full day with one of our services would typically start at around £58. Please note that you will be assessed on the levels of support you need.

Find us

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Little Clacton
Harwich Road
Clacton-On-Sea
Essex
CO16 9ND

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Café
  • Disabled access
  • Conference room
  • WiFi

Case Studies

Anna

Anna

Anna O’Connor, 27, started work-experience with Mitie last July and after eight weeks, she was offered an apprenticeship in the post room.

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Imogen

Imogen

Since Imogen started work-based training at ECL’s Saffron Walden Wellbeing Hub, her dad Gerard has noticed her confidence has grown, and that she has gained independence in relation to everyday life.

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Kelly

Kelly

After expressing her ambition to work in an office, ECL customer Kelly Munners, 44, was offered a clerical work experience position at Highfields Wellbeing Hub.

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