Education

Brooksby Melton College Student Wins Horticulture Award from Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust!
28Nov
Brooksby Melton College student April Castell (18) was recently presented with the Brooksby Horticulture Award; an annual prize awarded by the Leicestershire...
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Brooksby Melton College Students Create a Poppy Display with a Twist
10Nov
Students from Brooksby Melton College have been working hard to create a stunning poppy display to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First ...
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Five tips for employers to support their staff’s mental health
11Oct
With one in six people experiencing a mental health issue in a given week, supporting mental well-being in the workplace can no longer be ignored. Here, Jaan...
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No Can Do!
10Sep
Trainer Frank Newberry has been helping people to be more assertive at work for over thirty years. Saying ‘no’ to requests for help can be difficult. Frank p...
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Renovate Your Renovation with Dennis and SISIS
10Aug
The Dennis/SISIS Cricket Renovation Day 2018 threw up some challenges the groundspersons present: ‘are you missing out on vital modern techniques?’ was the g...
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The ‘long’ employment journey…
13Jun
Chris Long is now the Head of Grounds at the University of Leicester. But, as is the case for a surprising number, just to transfer from greens to grounds to...
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Planting Party at Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club
23Apr
Pitchcare were delighted to be part of a ‘Planting Party’ today at Edgbaston Priory Tennis Centre. The Club work closely with the Heart of Birmingham Vocatio...
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How to motivate multiple generations in the workplace
16Mar
Grounds Training Tutor Frank Newberry looks at the challenge of getting the best out of people from multiple generations in the workplace. In Part 1, Frank l...
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Taylor Swift and the Slovenian Greenkeepers
16Feb
Grounds Training Tutor Frank Newberry reports on how we can all be tempted to blame others for our workplace woes. He suggests the way forward is to try not ...
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**New** Ecology/Botany Courses
13Oct
These courses are delivered by our own respected and experienced ecologist/botanist, John Handley, and can be helpful for the beginner developing or rekindli...
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Unscientific advice putting UK at risk from Japanese Knotweed
09Aug
Businesses pushing ‘quick-fix’ treatments for infestations of the highly destructive Japanese knotweed plant are exposing homeowners and businesses to le...
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Trade Body Warns of Giant Hogweed Danger
17Jul
National trade body, the Property Care Association (PCA), is urging caution as the invasive weed Giant Hogweed takes hold this summer. The plant’s sap is ext...
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Grounds Training heading for Basingstoke in August
26Jun
Grounds Training was established ten years ago to provide a complete and unique service delivering training courses for the sports turf industry.  In additi...
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Replay travel to Iceland to deliver talk on synthetic surface maintenance
12Jun
A team from Replay Maintenance were recently invited to deliver a seminar, entitled ‘The Maintenance of Artificial Turf’, to a select congregation at t...
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Dennis and SISIS announce Cricket renovation event
05Jun
Dennis and SISIS have announced that they will be hosting a cricket renovation event at St Albans School, Woollam Trust Playing Fields on Tuesday 18 July 201...
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Two new Turf Maintenance Online Training Courses just launched!
03Apr
Following on from the success of our first two online Turf Maintenance courses launched earlier this year – Bowls Green Maintenance and Cricket Pitch Mainte...
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Speaking truth to power … and to other people at work
28Mar
There are times when we all need to give team members, colleagues and even managers some honest feedback at work. This honest feedback might be about anythin...
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Nominations now open for Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year 2017
27Mar
The Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year 2017 award (ASOY) was recently launched at the Amenity Forum Conference – with the chance for the top operators to w...
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Pitchcare’s Online Learning success
16Mar
Mindful of the need to keep pace with modern practices and learning methods, Pitchcare’s Grounds Training team have created a suite of Online Training Cour...
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Grounds Training – A milestone
14Mar
The autumn of 2016 marked 10 years since John Richards invited me to “see if I could do something with a few training enquiries” that had trickled in to ...
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Newly Qualified Instructor Available For Lantra Mower Courses
09Feb
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 traini...
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New Pitchcare Training Website Launched
17Jan
Today we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Training website – Grounds Training. A slight change in title to our previous site, but a major step...
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Is it important to be nice?
08Aug
You, like me, may have been told in your formative years by a well-meaning person that "it is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice".
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Believe, Achieve, Succeed
11Jul
As spring turns towards summer, we approach the end of another college academic year and more young people head off...
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Can you be better, or is this as good as you are going to get?
21Jun
Like many others who made the move from management to skills training, I was soon made aware...
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Sustainable Use Directive (SUD)’s legislation changes
06May
How will the SUD's new legislation changes affect Groundsmen? Lely's Neil Adams offers insight and advice.
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Ten Ground rules for the Turfcare Team
29Apr
Trainer and Motivational Speaker Frank Newberry keeps the promise he made in his last article and gives us ten ground rules...
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INNSA to take over Japanese Knotweed Code of Practice
10Apr
The Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association (INNSA) is to take over the ongoing administration...
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Joe and Harry and You – part II
10Mar
In Part 1 of this article, I described the 'Johari Window'; the creation of Joe Luft and Harry Ingham.
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Groundsman Training Strengthens Links with Local Authorities
10Mar
Groundsman Training were pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the recent Society of Local Council Clerks’ Practitioners’ Conference...
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Inspire; Challenge and Achieve
10Jan
As winter approaches we welcome a new face to the team here at Myerscough College...
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Are You Supervisor Material?
13Sep
Pitchcare Trainer and Motivational Speaker Frank Newberry looks at the difference between...
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Blazing a trail for Apprenticeships
09Jul
As spring turns towards summer, we approach the end of another college academic year...
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Groundsman Training in Southern England
05May
Martin Sampson, our Senior Instructor based on the South Coast, achieved a 100% pass rate with a group of PA1/PA6A candidates last week.
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Is Your Team Up to Scratch?
27Mar
In his first article on how to improve a work team's performance, Pitchcare Trainer and Motivational Speaker Frank Newberry...
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Changes to Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Qualifications
20Jan
For those seeking new PA1/PA6 qualification after 1 January 2015.
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Hang on – do you even need a team?
12Jan
In the first of his articles on how we can improve our work team's performance, Pitchcare Trainer...
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A Greek tragedy – well, almost?
27Dec
It started with a Chris. Or, to be more precise, a Christina Aradipiotis, the Managing Director of CMS Training Centre in Cyprus...
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no-image
07Dec
Most adults spend the bulk of their waking hours at work. Some say that their "best" hours are given to their employers.
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no-image
30Nov
On the 18th July 2012 regulations that implement the Sustainable Use Directive came into effect in the UK.
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Are you employing a team of idiots?
05Nov
In the first of his articles on how you can improve your work team's performance, Pitchcare Trainer...
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A Code of Ethics – The Gap Part 3
30Jul
In Part 1 of this series, Pitchcare Trainer and Motivational Speaker Frank Newberry expressed his concerns...
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The GTC at Downing Street
14Mar
The GTC, as one of the Government's Apprenticeship Trailblazer organisations was represented at a Downing Street reception on Thursday 6 March.
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Myerscough – Industry Links and Education
19Feb
At Myerscough College, we have full and part-time courses in Sportsturf from levels 1 (Certificate) to 6 (BSc Hons).
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no-image
17Feb
Lantra Awards recently introduced its suite of refresher training modules, covering ground-based forestry & arboricultural operations.
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The R&A Scholarship will open doors
29Dec
Similar to last year's 'Opening Doors with an R&A Scholarship' article (issue 45), the aim of this editorial is to...
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Myerscough College – Creating Opportunities, Delivering Promises, Celebrating Success
27Dec
The new 2013/14 academic year is now well underway, and has already brought its share of success...
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Magpies choose Myerscough
09Oct
Myerscough College are delighted to have extended their employer links into yet another Premier League Football Club.
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