Tel: 03330 135 438

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 16:00

Sat - Sun: Closed

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Hello. ECL Gardening - Colchester is a work-based training programme based at the Day Centre in Colchester. We offer training to adults with learning disabilities to take that next step into employment in the horticultural industry.

About us

ECL Gardening - Colchester is a work-based training programme based at the Day Centre in Colchester. We offer training to adults with learning disabilities looking to take that next step into employment in the horticultural industry.

The training we offer here includes learning about plant care from seedling to maintenance as well as landscaping, shrub pruning and general outdoor care tasks for the garden centre. This may include plant sales, till training and helping customers to carry items to their cars.

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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43 Shrub End Road
Marylands Wellbeing Hub
Colchester
Essex
CO3 3UE

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Café
  • Disabled access
  • WiFi
  • Garden

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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