Explore some of the theory involved in maintaining winter sports pitches.
What is involved within this course?
The key subjects – maintenance practices, soils, fertilisers and nutrients, to pests, diseases and weeds, 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, plus turf care theory. On completion of this step you will learn how to successfully maintain your winter pitch using available resources, more effectively and efficiently. 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:
• Playing surface requirements
• Soils, pH and top-dressings
• Fertilisers and nutrients: Types and effects on plant growth
• Pests and diseases: Identification and general controls
• Moss and weeds: Identification and general controls
Why should I participate in this course?
Ideal for the experienced volunteer, established employee or just as a refresher, this learning route will support and develop those involved in maintaining or managing a winter sports pitch (football and rugby). 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 Winter 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: £280.00 +VAT
IOG members pay: £140.00 +VAT (50% off)
All course programmes are subject to review and change.