What is involved within this course?
The key subjects – maintenance practices, soils, fertilisers and nutrients, to plant growth, general controls and new developments, plus more – are studied through a progressive one-day IOG Learning course. With delivery from an industry expert, experience an educational training day featuring an informative presentation and explore some of the theory involved in maintaining a cricket surface. 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:
• Performance Quality Standards
• Safe working practices
• Soils, pH and top-dressings
• Turfgrass identification
• Fertilisers and nutrients
Why should I participate in this course?
Ideal for experienced volunteers, employee professional development or just as a refresher for established employees, this learning route will support and develop craftsperson skills for those who maintain or manage a cricket surface. On completion of this second step you will be aware of the requirements in surface renovation. Keep your skills and knowledge up to date with the latest best practices, and explore the requirements you need to meet in order to increase your surface’s longevity. This course is worth 5 CPD points / 5 CPD hours.
What can I do after this course?
To further build on the IOG route, enhance your learning by taking your next step with our Level 3 Cricket Pitches: Advanced 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 may also be beneficial for people who have completed other courses at Level 2 who wish to further develop their understanding of the technical aspects of turf maintenance. No practical work is involved with this qualification.
What is the cost of the course?
Non-members pay: £353.00 (inc VAT)
IOG members pay: £191.00 (inc VAT)