Level 1 Winter Pitches: In Season
Optimise pitch playability for the current season
What is involved within this course?
The key subjects – assessment, sequencing of work and aeration to mowing, aeration and line marking, plus more – are studied through a progressive one-day IOG Learning course. With delivery from an industry expert, experience an educational hands-on training day featuring a productive presentation, plus turf care theory and practical working demonstrations. By attending this course, you will learn what is involved in preparing and maintaining a surface that allows for maximum playability. In addition, receive a Certificate of Attendance. (Food and drink are provided).
What does the course content cover?
Some of the key subjects: • Definition and assessment of surface • Sequence of annual maintenance • Mowing, scarification, verticutting, harrowing • Irrigation, rolling, seeding • Fertiliser application and top dressing
Why should I participate in this course?
Ideal for the volunteer, new employee or just as a refresher for established employees, this learning route will support and develop skills involved in maintaining or managing a winter sports pitch (football and rugby). Develop your skills and knowledge with the latest best practices and explore the requirements you need to meet in order to optimise your playing surface.
This course is worth 5 CPD points / 5 CPD hours.
What can I do after this course?
Take your next step with Level 1 Winter Pitches: Renovation, or Level 2 Winter Pitches: Applied Turf Culture. An additional option, with further study, is to undertake the Level 2 IOG Technical Certificate in Turf Surface Maintenance – to possibly provide an initial formal qualification in turf maintenance. This qualification is ideal for those who wish to further develop their understanding of technical aspects of turf maintenance. No practical work is involved with this qualification.
What is the cost of the course?
Non-members pay: £330.00 (inc VAT)
IOG members pay: £179.00 (inc VAT)
Cancellations of IOG training courses are subject to the following terms and conditions:
32 days plus: 100% refund
8-31 days prior to the course: 50% refund
7 days prior to the course or less: 0% refund (In this event the full sum shown on the invoice remains payable).