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.
For details of our public courses, available to book online, click on the “Courses” tab, above.
We offer a wide range of courses from one-day sports turf maintenance courses (see below) to more extensive courses covering all aspects of the industry, from arboriculture to management.
More details of the courses can be found in the right hand column of this site.
The Pitchcare General Sports Turf Maintenance, Supervisory Essentials and Dealing With Difficult People & Situations courses are available for delivery to groups of 6 - 10 people on site. A limited number of public courses will also be arranged during the year in the Midlands and South of England and details listed in the "Courses" section of this website.
For other courses, eg machinery and equipment, instructor : learner ratios are in accordance with Lantra requirements - usually 1 : 4 or 1 : 6.
Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your particular requirements.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.