Turf Courses

Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules

Become a Turf Industry Professional

Learn the science, management and horticulture that underpins modern turf management for a better job in such positions as a superintendent, curator, greens manager, sales or marketing representative, turf/horticulture technician etc.

This is a premium collection of courses; more comprehensive than other similar courses, with more extensive support from an international team of highly qualified horticulture professionals.

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Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Advanced Certificate in Turf Care

CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (TURF) VHT002 Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

Designed principally for turf workers at golf courses, bowling greens, sports fields, or councils.

Involving six modules as follows: Horticulture I, Turf Care, Machinery and Equipment, Sports Turf Management, Turf Repair and Renovation and Irrigation (Gardens).

This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to turf culture, species and management.

Accredited by International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

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SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Become Skilled in Sports Turf Maintenance

Sports turf is different to other types of turf in various ways but in particular because sports turf may suffer more wear and tear than ornamental lawns.  An ornamental lawn may be walked over very little, and when it is walked upon the effect of foot traffic is generally mild. By comparison sports turf has to be tough to withstand play and the surface may have to have certain qualities according to the type of play it is exposed to, such as encouraging resistance, smooth movement or the bounce of a ball.

This course assumes a basic knowledge of turf care, either through experience or prior study (e.g. our Turf Care course) From there it develops your ability to manage the maintenance of sports turf. It is relevant to the maintenance of all sports turf including golf courses, bowling clubs, playing fields, cricket wickets and other sporting facilities.

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TURF CARE Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

A Foundation Course for Lawn Care and Greenkeeping.

A comprehensive introduction to the identification, selection, culture and management of turf for commercial, recreational or home use.

 Skills gained:

  • Weed Management
  • Pest management
  • Turf maintenance techniques
  • Irrigation
  • Turf for sports fields
  • Care of ornament turf

You can:

  • Work in the Turf Industry - this can be a great starting point
  • With an understanding of lawns and lawn care - start your own Lawn Care Business
  • Seek employment with a golf course, sports ground or other turf facility

 

Taking approximately 100 hours to complete it is suitable as a basic course for people working with turf, such as on a golf course or bowling green, or for keen amateurs who wish to make the most of their home lawns.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: TURF CARE

TURF GRASSES Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Know More about Turf - Be an Expert in Turf Species and their Appropriate Application: Right Grass for the Right Place

Learn a lot more about different turf grass species, sub species and cultivars. Understand their comparable characteristics and gain the ability to make better decisions about what to use in varied situations.

The grasses which you choose to use in a turf, need to be understood and carefully selected to meet the purpose of that turf. Making a good choice of grass variety can make a huge difference to the quality of the surface, the health of the grasses, what it can be used for and the cost of maintaining it in terms of moth money and resources.

 

 

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TURF REPAIR AND RENOVATION Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Learn to repair and renovate degraded turf

Turf does deteriorate if it is not monitored, maintained and repaired. This course develops your ability to diagnose and treat problems in turf. This is a stand-alone course, take it either by itself or together with our other turf courses for a broader and more in-depth knowledge of turf care.

Gain valuable skills in:

  • Optimising turf usage
  • Learn to improve the health of lawn and greens
  • Weed management techniques
  • Turf renovation
  • Planting turf
  • Turf nursery skills
  • Aeration & Irrigation problems and much more
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: TURF REPAIR AND RENOVATION