Using and caring for gardening tools

Challenge reference: 3500

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 2
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
Learning aim

The learner will be able to identify a range of gardening tools, demonstrate safe use of tools and clean and tidy garden tools appropriately when finished.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Identify and collect tools for gardening activities.

  2. Demonstrate safe use of gardening tools when carrying out gardening activities.

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Following a simple instruction to identify a specific gardening tool from a range of equipment
    • Following a simple instruction to collect a gardening tool for a specific gardening activity on at least three occasions 
    • Demonstrate carrying gardening tools safely on at least three occasions eg a rake, a fork, a hand trowel, a broom
    • Demonstrate they can request help or assistance appropriate to their needs
    • Demonstrate they can use at least three gardening tools safely eg hand trowel, fork, rake, wheelbarrow
    • Show they are willing to accept support or assistance when carrying out gardening activities eg this could be by working collaboratively with their peers, support or instructor


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