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Pitchcare is a registered Training Provider with LANTRA Awards. All the trainers on our LANTRA Awards courses are independently assessed and accredited.

We specialise in delivering on site training to groups of 4 or more.  As well as organising and delivering our portfolio of Pitchcare-designed and Customised Courses, we offer the full range of LANTRA Awards assessed and non-assessed courses, and work closely with other approved Training Providers and Colleges.

FOR INFORMATION ON COURSE CONTENTS,  SEE THE BLUE PANEL TO THE RIGHT OF THIS PAGE

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Basic Tree Survey and Inspection (Lantra accredited)

Tuesday 14 April, Broome Manor Golf Club, The Fairway, Swindon SN3 1RG

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Thursday 30 April, Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood, Dorset BH24 2ET

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Spring & Summer Cricket Pitch Preparations (Lantra accredited)

09.00 – 16.00, £140.00 + VAT

Thursday 9 April, Loughborough Endowed Schools, Loughborough, LE12 8AJ

Last date for bookings  Monday 6 April

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Bowling Green Maintenance Courses

 (Lantra accredited)

09.00 – 16.00, £140.00 + VAT

AWAITING NEW DATE - email chris@Pitchcare.com  to register your interest

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Tuesday 7 April, BAWA, Southmead Road, Bristol, BS34 7RG

Last date for bookings  Thursday 2 April

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PA1/PA6A Training for Bowls Greenkeepers, Hastings

If you are interested in attending this training, email your details to chris@pitchcare.com


Synthetics Sports Surface Maintenance Course (Lantra accredited)

09.00 – 16.00, £140.00 + VAT

Thursday 2 April, Exeter University, Sports Park Training Room, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QN

Last minute places available, but book by Monday 30 March 

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Wednesday 22 April, Southampton Solent University, Test Park Sports Grounds, Southampton, S016 9BP

Last date for bookings  Tuesday 14 April 

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Sports Line Marking (Lantra accredited)

09.00 – 16.00, £140.00 + VAT

New date, Wednesday 27 May, Loughborough Endowed Schools, The Sports Pavilion, 43 Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Loughborough, LE12 8AJ

Last date for bookings Wednesday 20 May 

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Stem Injection Treatment Course (Lantra accredited)

FOR THE CONTROL OF INVASIVE SPECIES

09.00-16.00,  £140.00 + VAT including all training fees, training materials and Lantra certification fees

Friday 8 May, Allscott

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NPTC Safe Use of Pesticides Courses

Ferndown, Dorset, 2-day course, Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 April

Assessments 30 April

£495.00 + VAT, which includes all training fees, training materials, NPTC registration and assessment fees

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at Pitchcare HQ, Allscott, Telford

The cost for all our 2-day PA1/PA6A training courses at Allscott  is £495.00 + VAT, which includes all training fees, training materials, NPTC registration and assessment fees.  Assessments are held on a separate day, a few days after the training.

NAsOR Members can claim  12 CPD POINTS per course

PA1/PA6A

Thursday 26/Friday 27 March, Assessments Monday 30 March

Course Full

Thursday 16/Friday 17 April, Assessments Monday 20 April

Course Full

Thursday 21/Friday 22 May, Assessments Tuesday 26 May

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Monday 18/Tuesday 19 June, Assessments Monday 22 June

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PA1/PA6A REFRESHER

The cost for all our PA1/PA6A REFRESHER is £195.00 + VAT.

Non assessed

AWAITING NEW DATE – email chris@pitchcare.com to register your interest.

PA2 – MOUNTED SPRAYERS

The cost for our 1-day PA2 training course is £295.00 + VAT, which includes all training fees, training materials, NPTC registration and assessment fees.  Assessments are held on a separate day, a few days after the training.

Friday 10 April, Assessment Monday 13 April

Course Full

Friday 15 May, Assessment date TBC

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Supervisory Essentials

for Head Groundsmen/Greenkeepers and their Deputies

at Pitchcare HQ, Allscott, Telford

Autumn/Winter 2015/16

The complete course comprises  four one-day workshops, delivered by trainer and motivational speaker Frank Newberry. Delegates can take all, or any, of the stand-alone Workshops:

  • Taking Charge, Thursday 12 November 2015
  • Getting Better Results, Thursday 10 December 2015
  • Enhanced Communication Skills, Thursday 25 February 2016
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making, Thursday 24 March 2016

An outline of the course programme is available here.

Cost Per Person:

All 4 Workshops, £600.00 + VAT
Any 3 Workshops, £495.00 + VAT
Any 2 Workshops, £360.00 + VAT
One Workshop, £195.00 + VAT

Lantra certification, the comprehensive course workbooks, lunch and all refreshments are included.

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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.