Explore some of the theory involved in maintaining a racecourse surface
What is involved within this course?
The key subjects – health and safety, pesticides and tools, plus more – are studied through a progressive five-day IOG Learning course. Delivered by an industry expert, make better informed decisions to determine the effectiveness of your maintenance. This course has been developed by the Institute of Groundsmanship in conjunction with The Racecourse Association Limited. (Food, drink & accommodation is provided).
What does the course content cover?
The key subjects within this course are:
1. Health and safety requirements - the course
2. Assessment measures for quality
3. Rooting media and its construction
4. Evaluation of nutrient analysis records
5. Assessment and identification for grass species
6. Pesticides available to assist in the maintenance
7. Tools and equipment required
Why should I participate in this course?
Level 2 course will demonstrate and apply the theory required to understand the science of racecourse grounds maintenance. The course is designed to be of equal benefit to the person working alone in a small racecourse club, as it is to a person working as one of a larger team. On completion of this ground step, and following an exam, you will also receive a Certificate of Achievement. This course is worth 25 CPD points / 25 CPD hours.
What is the cost of the course?
Non-members pay: £2,544.00 (inc VAT)
IOG members pay: £1,414.00 (inc VAT)
What can I do after this course?
To further build on the IOG route, enhance your learning by taking your next grade with Level 3 Racecourse (Management Skills).
All course programmes are subject to review and change
The duration of this course is five days.