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



Volunteer Day
Thursday 26th July

The volunteer training day at Greatwood is designed to assist those wishing to volunteer as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award or for personal satisfaction; or to gain the skills and knowledge they will need to work in an equine environment.



Hope Programme
at Greatwood Charity

The HOPE programmes have been created to actively improve the lives of those who have experienced trauma.



Get Going Taster Day
at Greatwood Charity

This course is aimed at 16 – 24 year olds.



Get Going Course
at Greatwood Charity

This programme delivers a nationally recognised accredited qualification in basic horse care

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