Sports Turf

Vocational qualification

In Nantwich

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Nantwich

  • Duration

    36 Months

Description

Available for those aged 16-65, this is your opportunity to 'earn as you learn', combining work on a sports ground, golf course or a similar job with one day a week earning qualifications at Reaseheath. You will attend Reaseheath College for six blocks of three days between October and March. If you work on a golf course or a sports ground and don't want to stand still, this course is for you!

Facilities

Location

Starts

Nantwich (Cheshire)
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Reaseheath, CW5 6DF

Starts

On request

To take into account

Apprenticeship - No formal requirements Advanced Apprenticeship - At least 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above Commitment and enthusiasm are vital for both programmes

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Course programme

Sports Turf

Introduction
Available for those aged 16-65, this is your opportunity to 'earn as you learn', combining work on a sports ground, golf course or a similar job with one day a week earning qualifications at Reaseheath. You will attend Reaseheath College for six blocks of three days between October and March.
If you work on a golf course or a sports ground and don't want to stand still, this course is for you!

About the course
Before you start we will agree which is the right programme for you, based on your experience, any certificates you may have (e.g. GCSEs) and an assessment.
You will attend college on a block release and the rest of the time at work (we may be able to help you to find an employer). The college day is made up of practical sessions using our own extensive sports grounds and golf course as well as classroom-based theory work.
As an Apprentice you will be involved in a range of activities and besides gaining your Work-based Diploma (formerly NVQ) Level 2 and Functional Skills you will 'pick up' industrial skills and certificates in First Aid and spraying. As an Advanced Apprentice you will gain Work-based Diploma (formerly NVQ) Level 3, Functional Skills, First Aid, industrial certificates and a technical certificate.

The course includes
  • Maintenance and repair of sports turf surfaces
  • Health and disease of plants/grass
  • Plant/grass establishment
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Health and Safety
  • Functional skills in Maths, English or ICT


Length of the course

  • Apprenticeship 18-24 months

  • Advanced Apprenticeship 30-36 months (follow-on 12-18 months)

What qualifications will I gain?
  • Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Functional skills in Maths, English or ICT

Course options after this programme
  • National Certificate/Diploma in Sports Turf or Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Level 4 Amenity Horticulture

Career options
  • Greenkeeper/groundsperson
  • Assistant head greenkeeper or groundsperson
  • Teaching
  • Retailing
  • Other turf related industries


Sports Turf

Price on request