Grounds Training was established in 2006 as a division of, which later became part of Agrovista, gaining recognition as the go-to provider of quality education within the sports turf and grounds maintenance sectors.

In 2020 the company was acquired by Lantra Approved Provider, Sampson Training Limited.

Grounds Training is led by Martin Sampson who has run a successful land-based training company following a 35 year career in sports turf management. He is an experienced instructor, assessor, technical verifier and college tutor in a broad range of land-based skills, delivering training across the country accredited by Lantra, City & Guilds (NPTC) and UK Rural Skills.

Our combined knowledge of the sector, of commercial environments, and of the education and skills required to ensure both compliance and best practice, make us ideally placed to understand and meet clients’ needs. Alongside our specialist Customised Provision team, we work with a nationwide network of Lantra Approved Instructors who each bring a vast amount of knowledge, experience and expertise to their role. Together, we are committed to delivering appropriate professional training that enhances career opportunities, contributes to a workforce with a diverse range of skills and expertise, and ensures all those working in the land-based sector do so safely and efficiently.