Employ My Ability is based at The Walled Garden, Moreton: Our unique environment hosts hospitality, horticultural and retail facilities that help students with learning disabilities and Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) develop vital skills, expertise and confidence. We offer strong vocational qualifications alongside real, hands-on work experience which enables our students to leave us with a clear pathway into employment within the local community.
We also have a second campus based at Thorngrove Garden Centre in Gillingham, Dorset. A fully functioning garden centre with glasshouses and plant nursery (plus café!). With visitors, tourists and regular customers being drawn to both our sites throughout the year, we set high expectations, standards of service and consequential learning is experienced throughout. Students regularly interact with customers and develop essential social and communication skills. Our students complete tasks that are relevant, worthwhile and have real outcomes for the development of their own learning.
At Employ My Ability we offer qualifications in horticulture, catering (hospitality) and retail skills, operating from Entry Levels 1, 2 & 3 and Level 1 & 2. We operate during industry relevant hours 9-4.30 over a 38-week yearly timetable to ensure students are prepared for future employment.
We offer a range of holistic therapies helping students tackle their own individual difficulties that may restrict learning experiences. Our therapists can assist students, slowly overcoming obstacles and helping them to develop the confidence they need to enter industry employment roles on their own terms.
Functional Skills in Maths & English
As well as industry-relevant qualifications we also help students to develop a clear understanding of core functional skills in Maths and English. These crucial skills provide each of our students with a clear advantage when making the transition into employment.