Progression Routes at Greatwood

Emotional wellbeing, mindfulness and inclusion are at the heart of all of Greatwood's educational programmes.

Impacting the individual through:

  • Improved confidence
  • Greater social and communication skills
  • Enhanced impulse control
  • Rebuilding trust
  • Anxiety reduction and improved self-esteem
  • Development of work readiness skills
  • Increased engagement
Our Educational Programmes
Why Choose Greatwood

Greatwood’s educational programs are inclusive and are designed for young people aged 5-24 with cognitive, physical, emotional and social challenges or disabilities.

Greatwood is a Wiltshire Council accredited Alternative Provider of Special Educational Needs and Disability programmes and Provider of Positive Activities for Young People.

Greatwood’s variety of educational programmes prepare young people for life in and out of the workplace by helping them to learn life and study skills; as well as personal development and employability skills; achieve a nationally accredited qualification; and ultimately assist them in achieving independence in adulthood.

Greatwood’s educational programmes are accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN), 1st4Sport or City and Guilds (in partnership with Abingdon and Witney College) - qualifications offer a step-by-step, unit-by-unit route into learning and skills that help to increase learners’ confidence and employability and make sure that the qualifications fit with today’s industry needs.

Whichever of the programmes each learner at Greatwood is enrolled on, we work towards individual targets to make their futures bright and aspirational.

Developing Confidence Qualifications Achieved
Get Going Programme Passes
Success for Initial Bit Programme
Success Rate for all our Programmes

Diary Dates

Greatwood Education Diary Dates


Your Career Calling
Every Monday - Wednesday, September 2018 - July 2019

This programme delivers a City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies and is delivered as a study programme for learners aged 16-19 years of age. Fully funded.



Initial Bit Programme
Every Friday - January 25 - May 10 2019

Designed for those learners that would like to progress to work within the racing industry.



Greatwoood H.O.P.E. Prog
Monday, 18 - Wednesday 20 February 2019

You will be offered the opportunity to work with our range of animals, including the former racehorses for which Greatwood is known.



Greatwood Charity Raceday
Saturday, 2 March 2019

Champagne Reception / Three Course Lunch with Wine / Afternoon Tea / Premier badges and car parking / Silent Auction

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