What's on. Secondary school programmes


We are the only Centre in Scotland to offer the Royal Horticulture Society Level 1 qualification. This qualification requires attendance one day per week for twenty six weeks and participants will gain a six credit qualification in Horticulture Skills. The activity is ideal for those who wish to develop vocational and practical skills and enjoy being outdoors. Each day is structured to allow travel time to and from school with a 10am start and 2pm finish. Participants will spend most of the time learning their skills in a dedicated area of Estate garden, working with our RHS trainer and experienced team of gardeners. On completion of the programme, participants will be able to pursue a variety of career opportunities or further study. Minimum class size 6. (Prices on request.)


Through The Prince’s Trust, our Belling Cook School currently runs Get Into Hospitality Programmes for young people aged 16 -24. In addition, we have developed half day and one day programmes, suitable for S2 and above, to inspire them and assist with career choices. These programmes run by request on either a Monday or Tuesday, depending on availability.

Half day programmes options: 2 hours 30 mins 10am till 12.30pm

Price per class £240(£20 per pupil, minimum 12 pupils)

Bread Making

A Healthy Meal on a Budget

Food Presentation (e.g. fine dining presentation skills)

Cupcake Making (£18.50 per pupil, minimum 6 pupils)

Full Day Programme: 3 hours 30 mins + lunch break 10am till 2pm Price per Class £360 (£30 per pupil, minimum 12 pupils) Garden produce pizza (Linked to Pierburg Education Garden as a whole day programme)

Future Textiles

The Future Textiles Atelier Programme is aimed at developing sewing and textile skills for those in secondary school, aged 12 – 18, to assist with career choices and to develop an awareness of the industry. Programmes are based on day workshops with entry level programmes for S1/2 to foster an interest in more complex workshops for those undertaking a relevant textile or art qualification. A package of five workshops, known as Future 30, is available as an additional qualification, leading to the SQA Introduction to Sewing Unit at Level 5. All participants will make a product in a day regardless of entry level. These products are ideal to batch make for an enterprise project in school or to highlight to family or career influencers the pupil’s interest in this area. Please email direct: futuretextiles@clydecollege.ac.uk. The Atelier is situated within Dumfries House.