Sports Turf Maintenance > Winter Sports Pitch Maintenance


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Assessment not required

The Maintenance of Natural Sports Turf Surfaces for Rugby and Football is a Lantra accredited training course delivered by instructors with significant professional grounds management experience, from parks pitches to Premier League. With an emphasis on health and safety throughout, it provides an overview of the processes, machinery and equipment required to produce and maintain high quality playing surfaces for winter sports. By developing your knowledge and skills and applying them in your working practices, you’ll be ready to address any issues that arise and you’ll enhance the playing experience for all those who use your facility.

This is a theory-based course: no practical work takes place on the day, but time is spent out on the pitch taking a closer look at the machinery and equipment, discussing its condition and maintenance, and any particular challenges based on a core soil sample taken at the time. You’ll receive general information as well as advice and guidance specific to your own particular venue.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

• Understand the role of the groundsperson in sport
• Have a basic understanding of the Health & Safety relevant to the industry in conjunction with industry best practices
• Understand the key requirements for the maintenance of natural sports turf surfaces during the playing season and for end of season renovations
• Develop a basic knowledge of the materials used for the maintenance and renovation of sports pitches
• Develop an understanding of the machinery and equipment used on these surfaces and the role they play in the maintenance and/or renovation process
• Develop a basic knowledge of the weeds, pests and diseases that can affect natural turf surfaces
• Know how to develop their personal knowledge and skills through further learning

Available For:

On-site to groups. Please email for a quotation stating how many people you anticipate will attend.

Suitable For:

Volunteer and part-time groundstaff typically looking after community facilities and those embarking on careers in sports turf.


Tel: 01865 509 510
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