Always wanted to have your own garden, but not sure where to start?
Learn to grow your own vegetables and flowers with the free SVQ level 1 and 2 course in Horticulture delivered by Cothrom in partnership with Lews Castle College
You will learn how to sow, grow, harvest, cook and preserve your produce. Learn what grows well on the islands and how to achieve the best results in your garden; equip yourself with new skills in pruning, propagating and producing colourful flower borders; improve the overall look of your garden or allotment and learn how to use a range of equipment.
Read more here, or get in touch with our Training Co-ordinator on 01878 700910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be at the Claddach Kirkibost Centre on Tuesday February 5th for another drop-in session on digital skills.
Cothrom are delighted to be working with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on the delivery of Foundation Apprenticeships within the Western Isles. We have been delivering Foundation Apprenticeships in Sgoil Lionacleit since 2017, supporting young people within school and within the workplace to achieve these excellent qualifications. The qualifications are relevant to those looking to move into work or into further education or training after school. Cothrom will be available at roadshow events to talk to young people about how the courses are delivered and what the benefits are. We will be working with local employers in Uist and Benbecula to support placements. If any students, parents or employers would like more details we are happy to discuss.
Read more on the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar website, here.
If you're looking to improve your skill set or CV this year, we have a wide range of courses and qualifications available to get you started.
We'll be offering classes in creative writing starting Monday next week. Send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call on 01878 700910 if you'd like to sign up.
No previous experience necessary!
Our community classes are back by popular demand! Starting the first week on October, we are offering classes in creative writing, Italian, upcycling, sewing, and woodworking for five weeks. Get in touch if you'd like to book a spot! The ReStore classes are available both in the morning and in the evening.
Last week we had certificate celebrations for our learners who have completed a course this year. The image above is of our Hebridean Gardeners, a horticulture SVQ level 1 and 2 course we offer in partnership with Lews Castle College. Congratulations!
Read more about what courses and training we offer here.
This programme will help you develop facilitation skills to be able to offer learning and training in Gaelic medium. It will also give you confidence to hold meetings or other community events in Gaelic
This programme will support you to:
This programme is aimed at Gaelic speakers who would like to use Gaelic to providing learning or training, or to hold meetings or events in Gaelic. No previous experience of delivering training required.
With funding and support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig we are offering this programme at a highly subsidised cost of £50.
A great two days of Project Management Training was completed at Cothrom today. This course was run jointly with Social Enterprise Academy and Thomas Fisher who tutored the group of five students in the finer points of managing successful projects. The Social Enterprise Academy have a range of courses available, all of which can be delivered in South Uist should there be a demand.
The next planned course will be in Gàidhlig Medium Facilitation Skills on March 15th and 16th. We are looking to hold Difficult Conversation training in April/May so get in touch now to find out more/let us know you are interested.
Have you always wanted to create a garden but just not sure how to start?
This is the fourth year Cothrom Ltd, in partnership with Lews Castle College, will be offering the SVQ at Level 1 and 2 in Horticulture in Uist and Barra.
You will learn how to sow, grow, harvest, cook, and preserve your produce. Learn what grows well on the islands and how to achieve the best results in your garden; equip yourself with new skills in pruning, propagating, and producing colourful flower borders; improve the overall look of your garden or allotment and learn how to use a range of equipment. The flexible programme delivered from Ormiclate, South Uist will lead you through the process from seed packet to plate, enjoy the harvest of your own vegetables and much more.
This free course is accredited through SQA and is ideal for complete beginners or those who are already working or volunteering in this field. The 9-12months course will enable you to gain an SVQ Level 1 or 2 in Horticulture, whilst working in your own garden and the facilities at Cothrom and St Peters walled garden in Daliburgh.
Places are limited so if you would like more information on this training or wish to enrol please call 01878 700910 to speak to Agnes; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call into the Ormiclate Learning Centre.
Join us at Cothrom, Ormiclate, South Uist
on Wednesday 31st January and/or
St Peters Walled Garden, Daliburgh, South Uist
on Thursday 1st February
Both sessions from 10am to 1pm
Pop along and have a go at soil testing, seed sowing, composting, soil preparation and much more. You can also pick up information on our courses starting in March.