What is involved within this course?
The key subjects – end of season work, assessment, mowing, scarification and brushing, plus more – are studied through a progressive one-day IOG Learning course. With delivery from an industry expert, experience an educational hands-on training day featuring an informative presentation, plus turf care theory and practical working demonstrations. On completion of this course you will possess the knowledge you need in order to renovate a cricket surface and therefore create a suitable foundation for the following spring’s preparation, and the winter’s maintenance work. You’ll also receive a Certificate of Attendance. (Food and drink are provided).
What does the course content cover?
Some of the key subjects:
• Winter maintenance
• Mowing, scarification and brushing
• Fertiliser application
• Pitch repair and renovation
• Turf problems; weeds, pests and diseases
Why should I participate in this course?
Ideal for the volunteer, new employee or just as a refresher for established employees, this learning route will support and develop those involved in maintaining or managing a cricket surface. Develop your skills and knowledge with the latest best practices, and explore the requirements that contribute to the end of season work to prepare a cricket surface ready for the following playing season. This course is worth 5 CPD points / 5 CPD hours.
What can I do after this course?
To further build on the IOG route, undertake Level 1 Cricket Pitches: Spring Preparation and Summer Maintenance course or enhance your learning by taking your next step with our Level 2 Cricket Pitches: Applied Turf Culture. An additional option, with further study, is to undertake the Level 2 IOG Technical Certificate in Turf Surface Maintenance – to possibly provide an initial formal qualification in turf maintenance. This qualification is ideal for those who wish to further develop their understanding of technical aspects of turf maintenance. No practical work is involved with this qualification.
What is the cost of the course?
Non-members pay: £223.00 +VAT
IOG members pay: £149.00 +VAT