Following recent government advice, Grounds Training has taken the difficult but necessary decision to close its office and to postpone all training courses and on-line qualifications.
All enquiries will be redirected to a home working sales team. We will continue to take enquiries but will not be arranging dates for courses during this period.
We hope you understand our decision at this current time, and we’d like to thank you in advance for your patience and support throughout this period.
Grounds Training was established in 2006 as a division of Pitchcare.com (which was later incorporated into the Maxwell Amenity group) by Christine Johnson. Under her leadership over the next 12 years, the company gained recognition as the go-to provider of quality education within the sports turf and ground care sectors.
In 2020 it was acquired by Lantra Approved Provider, Sampson Training Limited. The team comprises Chris Johnson, Martin Sampson and Ellie Parry. Following a 35 year career in sports turf management, Martin has run a successful training company for the past seven years. He is an experienced instructor and assessor in a broad range of land-based skills, delivering training across the country accredited by Lantra, City & Guilds/NPTC and UK Rural Skills. Ellie has 20 years of marketing communications and business consultancy experience in the global turf industry. Chris’s development of Grounds Training from its inception, her knowledge of the sector, of commercial environments, and of the education and skills required to ensure both compliance and best practice, create a unique combination.
We are ideally placed to understand and meet our clients’ needs and committed to delivering appropriate professional training that ensures that all those working in the land-based sector do so safely and efficiently.
We maintain a database of Lantra Awards and City & Guilds (NPTC) 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 email@example.com.