Sports Turf Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This qualification provides the perfect opportunity to work in a wide range of environmental situations including football pitches, schools’ grounds, councils, golf courses and sports grounds.

Subject areas include:

  • Health, safety and security in the workplace
  • Estimating resource requirements
  • Managing resources
  • Set up/mark out landscape sites to establish grassed and planted areas
  • Evaluate ground and environmental conditions to establish grassed and planted areas
  • Prepare sites for soft landscape establishment
  • Establish grass swards
  • Plan the maintenance, repair and renovation of sports turf areas
  • Plan and set out sports areas
  • Maintain drainage and irrigation systems
  • Maintain equipment and machinery
  • Manage information for action

Assessment Methods

There are no exams but your knowledge and skills will be continually assessed. You will be appointed a Trainer Assessor to visit your workplace and support you, as well as regularly assessing your progress with the aid of Onefile e-portfolio.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could progress to higher level employment within the industry or continue your studies by enrolling on the HNC in Horticulture at University Centre Somerset.

Course Summary

Course Title Sports Turf Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including English and Maths, or
equivalent Level 2 qualification such as golf greenkeeping. Entry will also be
subject to a successful interview and employment is required. If you do not have
a job, the College may be able to help you find one.

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Once I complete my course, my dream is to work for The National Trust or travel and find employment in gardens abroad. The course has helped me see all the opportunities available to me, so I feel confident my future looks bright.

India Moule

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