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 A* to C or 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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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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