What is involved in studying for this qualification?
There are 6 modules in this qualification:
• Contract documents
• Risk management
• Health and safety management
• Non-turf surface construction and management
• Developments and innovations in turfgrass technologies
• Greenspace management
The estimated learning time for the course is 180 hours, with the course lasting a maximum of 11-months from the date of enrolment. Candidates are able to enrol on to another of these courses, for additional fees, if they do not complete the course within the required time scale.
Why should I enrol for this qualification?
This is the IOG’s premier Turf Surface Management qualification (being year 2 of the former NDT) and is ideal for people wishing to demonstrate their expertise within the turf and grounds care industry. Candidates will ideally have at least 6 years’ experience. There is no practical work involved with this qualification.
What are the entry requirements?
You will have achieved the IOG Level 4 Professional Certificate in Turf Surface Management (this being year 1 of the former NDT).
What is the cost of the qualification?
Pricing details for the full course are available further down this page.
How can it be studied?
The course will be through distance / home study learning, with tutor support primarily by email. A detailed syllabus and course study plan is provided along with a course textbook and specific web links which provide further learning material. We are aiming to create learning material so this course can also be studied online.
How is the qualification assessed?
The qualification is assessed by each candidate sitting two 2½ hour written examination papers. There are 3 assessment periods throughout the year: February, June and November.
What can I do after this course?
Progression onto the IOG Level 6 Professional Certificate in Turf Surface Consulting. Holders of this qualification may use the designatory letters PDip(TSM).
Should your studies overrun the prearranged time period given, you can pay £90/£180 for a further 3/6 months support, for every 3/6 months your studies overrun. Should you choose not to pay the short term extension fees, IOG support for your studies will cease.