All our Open Courses during 2018 will take place at our Allscott (Telford) Training Centre
All our Open Courses during 2018 will take place at our Allscott (Telford) Training Centre

Topics include monthly PA1/2/6A, PA6INJ and PA6AW. A limited number of niche courses such as Sports Line Marking and Lawn Care will be run according to demand, so email carol.smith@groundstraining.com to be added to the waiting list for these courses.

Welcome!
Welcome!

Grounds Training was established in 2006 to provide a complete and unique service delivery training courses for the sports turf industry. We are now the go-to provider for on-site, bespoke training for groups. Alongside our renowned turf maintenance, Grounds Training also works with the industry’s awarding bodies – Lantra and NPTC – to deliver the full range of ground care courses including Safe Use of Pesticides.

WELSH RUGBY UNION PRAISE GROUNDS TRAINING
WELSH RUGBY UNION PRAISE GROUNDS TRAINING

Our experience to date with Grounds Training has been excellent. They have been totally flexible in adapting to our practical needs and have worked with us to achieve our outcomes. This is the largest cohort of volunteers who have received training and the first time we have delivered a bespoke online-to-onsite education programme. The content of the online course is spot on for the audience and well supported by the booklet.

Newly Qualified Instructor Available For Lantra Mower Courses
Newly Qualified Instructor Available For Lantra Mower Courses

We are pleased to announce that our Instructor, Martin Sampson, is now registered with Lantra Awards to deliver all their pedestrian and ride-on mower training courses. All our courses are available for delivery on site to groups of 3 or more, and open courses for individuals to join can be found on our courses page!

Winter Sports Pitch Maintenance (Rugby & Football)
Winter Sports Pitch Maintenance (Rugby & Football)

Being new to the industry the day was full of very useful information, advice and support!

Jason Holt, 16th February 2016

Online Training
Online Training

Our aim has always been to support and work with our clients, and in line with this philosophy a suite of Online Training which mirrors the theory of our original, attendance based, turf culture courses has been launched. Accredited by Lantra Awards and led by the experienced consultant Alan Lewis MSc NDT FinstG, the online courses provides cost-effective, flexible and portable training that can take place at any time and in most environments.

Soil Science and Turf Management Principles
Soil Science and Turf Management Principles

“Very interesting, mainly due to the Trainer’s extensive knowledge around the subject!”

Lytes Carey National Trust

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ABOUT US

Grounds Training

was established in 2006 in response to demand from the Turf Industry for co-ordinated, professional training.  Since then we have gained recognition as the go-to provider and cater for both individuals and groups alike through open courses (for individuals to join) or bespoke courses for groups of four or more, onsite at clients’ premises. We particularly appreciate the excellent relationship we have built up with our regular clients and we are passionate about encouraging groundsmen, greenkeepers and those employed in general ground care to work safely and efficiently. We are a division of the Maxwell Amenity Group based in Telford, Shropshire, which also incorporates Pitchcare.

Our Head Office team comprises of Carol Smith, Training Co-ordinator and Kerry Haywood, Training Manager.

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

We maintain a database of Lantra Awards registered instructors whom we can call on to deliver courses to our members.

In addition we would like to hear from any instructors with turfcare industry experience who would be interested in delivering the Pitchcare General Sports Turf Maintenance courses in winter and/or summer sports, particularly if you also have a recognised teaching or instructional techniques qualification and a good knowledge of health and safety.

E-mail your details and a brief outline of your instructing and industry experience to chris@pitchcare.com.

ONLINE COURSES

ONLINE COURSES

We have always been aware of the challenge for groundsmen and women to try and fit in vital training within their weather-dependent and seasonal work patterns, which makes it difficult for them to commit in advance to attendance based courses. Our aim has always been to support and work with our clients, and in line with this philosophy a suite of Online Training which mirrors the theory of our original, attendance based, turf culture courses has been launched. Accredited by Lantra Awards and led by the experienced consultant Alan Lewis MSc NDT FinstG, the online courses provides flexible, portable training that can take place at any time and in most environments.

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