Welcome to our website. Please note that many of our courses are also suitable for Greenkeepers, Contractors and Landscapers
SPORTS LINE MARKING courses at Allscott, Spring 2014, will shortly be available to book.
Management Training for Head Groundsmen & Greenkeepers, and their Deputies
We held the first Workshop in this Season’s Lantra accredited Supervisory Essentials suite a few days ago. It was an intense day with lots to take in but, as usual, Frank Newberry made it active and enjoyable and we received great feedback from the delegates, including the following comments:
- Very enjoyable day and has given me plenty to think about for self improvement and improvements to others
- Frank fantastic
- Thoroughly enjoyed the course – looking forward to the next 3 Workshops
The good news is, it’s not too late to book for the remaining 3 Workshops which will all be held in Milton Keynes, as follows:
- Tuesday 10 December 2013 Getting Better Results – Book by 4 December
- Tuesday 4 February 2014 Enhanced Communication Skills
- Tuesday 25 February 2014 Problem Solving and Decision Making
The Workshops can be taken as a complete suite, or as individual days.
Each of the Lantra accredited Workshops now attracts 7 BIGGA CPD POINTS.
Click on the “Courses” tab above to book or find further details.
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.
Book by Thursday 4 December for our second Workshop (Getting Better Results from your Team) at Milton Keynes on 10 December!
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
- Arboriculture Courses
- Basic Tree Survey and Inspection*
- CS30/CS31 Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Basic Felling Training
- Health & Safety
- Manual Handling
- Mobile Elevated Work Platforms
- Refresher H&S Training - Turf Care Equipment
- Working at Heights
- Machinery Courses
- All Terrain Vehicles
- ATV Basic including Implements and Loads
- Brushcutters, Trimmers Maintenance and Operation
- Hand Held Hedge Trimmers
- Ride on Mowers
- Ride on/Pedestrian Operated Mowers
- Tractor Driving
- Other Courses
- Dealing with Difficult People and Situations
- Maintenance Techniques for Synthetic Sports Surfaces
- Sports Line Marking
- Pesticides Application
- Pesticides Application*
- Stem Injection Training*
- Pitchcare Training Courses
- General Sports Turf Maintenance (Cricket - Spring and Autumn)
- General Sports Turf Maintenance Course (Artificial Surfaces)
- General Sports Turf Maintenance Course (Bowls)
- General Sports Turf Maintenance Course (Winter Sports)
- 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.