Open Course Programme 2018
Open Course Programme 2018

We are currently finalising our Open Courses Programme for early 2018 and into the Spring.

Topics include:
– Sports Turf Maintenance
– Pesticide Spraying
– Basic Tree Survey & Inspection

The locations we use are chosen according to demand, so register your interest for a local course by emailing info@groundstraining.com – just tell us your contact details and the courses that interest you!!

Welcome!
Welcome!

Grounds Training was established 10 years ago to provide a complete and unique service delivering training courses for the sports turf industry. In addition to open courses for individuals, we are also able to offer on-site, bespoke training for groups of 4 or more. As well as organising and delivering our portfolio of Pitchcare-designed turf maintenance and customised courses, Grounds Training also works with the industry’s awarding bodies – Lantra and NPTC – to deliver a range of courses including Safe Use of Pesticides, Machinery and Turf Management courses.

WELSH RUGBY UNION PRAISE GROUNDS TRAINING
WELSH RUGBY UNION PRAISE GROUNDS TRAINING

Our experience to date with Grounds Training has been excellent. They have been totally flexible in adapting to our practical needs and have worked with us to achieve our outcomes. This is the largest cohort of volunteers who have received training and the first time we have delivered a bespoke online-to-onsite education programme. The content of the online course is spot on for the audience and well supported by the booklet. Grounds Training have worked well with a wide range of individuals to answer technical issues and make the online education process as easy and accessible as possible to this diverse group. The approach of Grounds Training has taken a significant amount of stress out of this process.

Newly Qualified Instructor Available For Lantra Mower Courses
Newly Qualified Instructor Available For Lantra Mower Courses

We are pleased to announce that our Instructor, Martin Sampson, is now registered with Lantra Awards to deliver all their pedestrian and ride-on mower training courses.

All our courses are available for delivery on site to groups of 3 or more, and open courses for individuals to join can be found on our courses page!

Winter Sports Pitch Maintenance (Rugby & Football)
Winter Sports Pitch Maintenance (Rugby & Football)

Being new to the industry the day was full of very useful information, advice and support!

Jason Holt, 16th February 2016

Online Training
Online Training

Our aim has always been to support and work with our clients, and in line with this philosophy a suite of Online Training which mirrors the theory of our original, attendance based, turf culture courses has been launched. Accredited by Lantra Awards and led by the experienced consultant Alan Lewis MSc NDT FinstG, the online courses provides cost-effective, flexible and portable training that can take place at any time and in most environments.

Soil Science and Turf Management Principles
Soil Science and Turf Management Principles

“Very interesting, mainly due to the Trainer’s extensive knowledge around the subject!”

Lytes Carey National Trust

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ABOUT US

Grounds Training

was established in 2006 in response to demand from the Turf Industry for co-ordinated, professional training.  Since then we have gained recognition as the go-to provider and cater for both individuals and groups alike through open courses (for individuals to join) or bespoke courses for groups of four or more, onsite at clients’ premises. We particularly appreciate the excellent relationship we have built up with our regular clients and we are passionate about encouraging groundsmen, greenkeepers and those employed in general ground care to work safely and efficiently. We are a division of the Maxwell Amenity Group based in Telford, Shropshire, which also incorporates Pitchcare.

Our Head Office team comprises Chris Johnson, Training Development Manager; Paula Ecclestone, Training Manager and Carol Smith, Training Administrator – all led and supported by John Richards, Maxwell Amenity’s Operations Director.

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

We maintain a database of Lantra Awards registered instructors whom we can call on to deliver courses to our members.

In addition we would like to hear from any instructors with turfcare industry experience who would be interested in delivering the Pitchcare General Sports Turf Maintenance courses in winter and/or summer sports, particularly if you also have a recognised teaching or instructional techniques qualification and a good knowledge of health and safety.

E-mail your details and a brief outline of your instructing and industry experience to chris@pitchcare.com.

ONLINE COURSES

ONLINE COURSES

We have always been aware of the challenge for groundsmen and women to try and fit in vital training within their weather-dependent and seasonal work patterns, which makes it difficult for them to commit in advance to attendance based courses. Our aim has always been to support and work with our clients, and in line with this philosophy a suite of Online Training which mirrors the theory of our original, attendance based, turf culture courses has been launched. Accredited by Lantra Awards and led by the experienced consultant Alan Lewis MSc NDT FinstG, the online courses provides flexible, portable training that can take place at any time and in most environments.

LATEST NEWS

**New** Basic Lawn Care
17Nov
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**New** Ecology/Botany Courses
13Oct
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22Sep
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