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Management Training for Head Groundsmen/Greenkeepers and their Deputies

We’ve had fantastic feedback from the first two Workshops in this Winter’s Supervisory Essentials suite from an enthusiastic group of head Groundsmen and Greenkeepers.  Places are still available for the remaining Workshops, so book as soon as you can.

5 February                       Enhanced Communication Skills

26 February                     Problem Solving and Decision Making

Click for Further Information or why not view our video interview with Frank discussing the Supervisory Essentials.


Also delivered by Frank Newberry to groups of 6 or more:

Dealing With Difficult People & Situations at Work

Further Information

NPTC have made changes to the assessments for the PA6 qualification for people taking this training for the first time. Click here for more information.


Our focus is on training which supports Groundsmen to create quality sports and amenity facilities.   Many of our courses are also suitable for Greenkeepers, Contractors and Landscapers.

Pitchcare is the ONLY independently accredited provider of customised one day training courses specifically for the sports turf industry.

Our LANTRA accredited courses include:

Cricket Pitch Maintenance
Winter Sports Pitch Maintenance

Bowls Greens Maintenance
Artificial Surfaces Maintenance

Why is this accreditation important?

Because LANTRA is the Government approved Sector Skills Council for the Sports Turf Industry, recognised by employers and insurers. Unlike other providers who offer self evaluated and self assessed training, Pitchcare courses, their content and instructors are all independently assessed and verified by LANTRA.

LANTRA and NPTC are your guarantees of quality.

We specialise in group training on site at the client’s premises, and welcome enquiries from local authorities, schools, groundcare and property maintenance contractors etc.

Topics available for groups include:

Winter Sports Turf Maintenance, Bowls Greens and Synthetic Sports Surfaces Maintenance, Spring Cricket Preparations, Autumn Cricket Renovations, Pesticides PA1/PA2/PA6, Stem Injection Treatment for the Control of Invasive Species such as Japanese Knotweed, Basic Tree Survey & Inspection, Lantra/NPTC Machinery and Equipment including Chainsaws.

We also offer a range of public courses, mainly in the Midlands and Southern England, which individuals are welcome to attend.  These are available to book online – click on the “Courses” link above for further information and booking links.



Group Training 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. 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  chris@pitchcare.com  with details of your particular requirements.
Football Rugby Cricket
Tennis Golf Bowls

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.

Management Skills

It is fantastic to be delivering the Workshops at Milton Keynes again with this year’s delegates and help them develop their own skills as Managers and Supervisors.

Places are still available on the remaining 2 Workshops and we would love you to join us – email chris@pitchcare.com

More details about the four Supervisory Essentials Workshops

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.

More details about the Dealing with Difficult People and Situations course

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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 chris@pitchcare.com.

To view all our current public courses, click Booking Now.

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.