What is involved within this course?
The key subjects – definition, assessment and preparation, to mowing, scarification and verticutting, 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 opening step you will be aware of what is involved in preparing and maintaining a surface that allows maximum playability for the season. In addition you will also receive a Certificate of Attendance. (Food and drink are provided).
What does the course content cover?
Some of the key subjects:
• Early spring maintenance
• Mowing, scarification and brushing
• Irrigation, rolling and fertiliser application
• Preparation of the square and match pitch
• Pitch repair and renovation
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 in preparing a cricket surface ready for the playing season. Plus, how to maintain a cricket pitch during the 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: Autumn Renovation and Winter 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