1992 – Delivering accredited learning

In 1992 one of MacIntyre’s learning centres, Mottingham Lane, became a City & Guilds accredited centre for training people for qualifications in Horticulture and represented MacIntyre’s commitment to enabling people with a learning disability to gain recognised qualifications across a breadth of interests and subjects. People with learning disabilities on the special Employment Training Scheme were trained with a view to qualifying for the City and Guilds Level 1 in Horticulture. They could then leave the Garden Centre with a certificate to prove to prospective employers that they had reached nationally recognised standards. MacIntyre staff needed to modify the literature supplied by City & Guilds, as it was not user-friendly for people with a learning disability. Jobs were broken down into more individual tasks and a system of continual assessment was introduced. The scheme also included numeracy and literacy classes.

“People with learning disabilities on the special Employment Training Scheme were trained with a view to qualifying for the City and Guilds Level 1 in Horticulture.”

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