Welcome to our website. Please note that many of our courses are also suitable for Greenkeepers, contracting staff and managers of sporting venues.
We specialise in group training, with a minimum of 6 for our Sports Turf Maintenance Courses, and 4 for Lantra machinery, equipment and arboriculture courses.
Email me with a note of your requirements and I will be happy to supply a quote.
We are looking to run a course shortly on Stem Injection Treatment for the control of Japanese Knotweed etc for a client in the Luton/Bedford area. A few public places are available. Interested? Then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer a wide range of competitively priced courses covering all aspects of turf culture and land-based operations, available for delivery to groups, often on-site at the client's premises.
Chainsaw and Basic Tree Survey & Inspection courses are also available.
Instructor to learner ratios are in accordance with Lantra requirements, typically 1 : 4 or 1 : 6. (1:14 for Basic Tree Survey & Inspection).
The Pitchare 1-day, Lantra accredited Turf Maintenance courses are available to groups of 6-10 groundstaff from local clubs, and offer preferential rates for the host club.
Please email me email@example.com with details of your particular requirements.
At our Alscott (Telford) site, we regularly offer training in Safe Use of Pesticides PA1/PA6AW, and Sports Line Marking.
In addition, we arrange a limited number of public courses in the Midlands and South of England, including 1-day Turf Maintenance and Basic Tree Survey & Inspection.
Details of dates and venues for all our public courses are listed in the "Courses" section of this website.
General Sports Turf Maintenance Courses
These 1-day theory courses have been designed to provide a basic overview of the machinery, equipment and processes involved in sports ground maintenance. They will be of equal benefit to those who work alone on a sports ground, including volunteers and part time grounds people, or members of groundstaff teams. They are also ideal for those new to the industry and, of course, it’s a great opportunity to spend a day with your fellow turf professionals!
The courses are accredited by Lantra Awards and are delivered by an experienced turf professional, so delegates can be sure that as well as the basic course content they will pick up lots of tips and sound advice.
Each delegate receives a Lantra Awards Certificate of Attendance and a copy of the comprehensive Course Manual, which contains a month-by-month annual maintenance programme for future reference and as a reminder of the techniques and skills covered on the day.
Our Supervisory Essentials Workshops for 2012/2013 have now been completed. We will be running them again in Winter 2013/2014, so email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Dealing with Difficult People and Situations
Frank also leads this 1-day course which has proved invaluable in helping those whose day-to-day work brings them into contact with the general public, typically school sports fields, local authority amenity land, village or community sports facilities or play areas, public parks and gardens, theme and leisure parks.
Inevitably such people will meet situations of potential conflict and misunderstanding. Such events demand well-developed communication skills if they are to be dealt with sensitively with the best possible outcome being achieved for all concerned.
All Courses Available
Below you will find a list of all the courses available. For further information on a particular course, click the relevant title.
Those marked with an * are public courses which individuals may attend. For all other courses, we welcome group enquiries to email@example.com.
To view all our current public courses, click Booking Now.
- Booking Now
- Health & Safety
- Manual Handling
- Mobile Elevated Work Platforms
- Refresher H&S Training – Turf Care Equipment
- Working at Heights
- Arboriculture Courses
- Basic Tree Survey and Inspection*
- CS30/CS31 Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Basic Felling Training
- Machinery Courses
- All Terrain Vehicles
- Ride on Mowers
- Ride on/Pedestrian Operated Mowers
- Tractor Driving
- Pesticides Application
- Pesticides Application*
- Stem Injection Training*
- Pitchcare Training Courses
- General Sports Turf Maintenance Courses
- Supervisory Essentials for Head Groundsmen and Greenkeepers Course*
Safe Use of Pesticides: This course is a legally required qualification by the Control of Pesticide Regulations for anyone applying pesticides on a commercial basis. It is divided into 13 units. Read More.