Pitch

Institute of Groundsman Level 1 Course - Winter Pitches

OPTIMISE PITCH PLAYABILITY FOR THE CURRENT SEASON

Lincolnshire FA is hosting an Institute of Groundsman Level 1 Winter Pitches course at Lincoln City Football Club (LN5 8LD) on Sunday 26 January between 9am and 4.30pm, priced at £50 per person.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

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, you’ll 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 five CPD points / five 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.

GENERAL SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

09:00 - Course Registration - tea & coffee available

10:30 - Mid-morning break - Tea & coffee available

12:30 - Lunch (to be provided and organised by yourselves)

16:30 - Course finishes

HOW DO I BOOK MY PLACE?

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON THIS COURSE