Research and analysis

Using horticulture to improve employability skills

This publication was withdrawn on 26 February 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how HMP & YOI Styal uses horticulture to improve personal, team-building, problem-solving and employability skills.



HMP & YOI Styal uses a horticulture course to effectively engage women in an activity that improves the way they feel about themselves, increasing confidence and self-esteem. Women develop valuable additional skills such as team building and problem solving, thereby improving their employment prospects.