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Apprenticeship training course

Sports turf operative (level 2)

Maintaining and renovating sports surfaces to make sure that public and private sports facilities are available for use.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Agriculture, environmental and animal care
Maximum funding
£5,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Assistant greenkeeper
  • Greensman
  • grounds keeper
  • Groundsman
  • Groundsperson
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Correctly calibrate equipment for material requirements and apply at the correct rates a range of materials, including grass seed, fertiliser and bulky top-dressing
  • Use integrated prevention and control methods to reduce the incidence of diseases, disorders, pests and weeds on turf
  • Set and mark out sports areas in accordance with the Laws of the Governing Bodies of Sport
  • Maintain tools, equipment and machinery used for maintenance and renovation activities to ensure their safe and effective use
  • Maintain and conduct basic routine servicing and repairs to drainage and irrigation systems
  • Effectively communicate with others and provide an excellent level of customer service
  • Work safely, efficiently and effectively at all times, whether under supervision, as an individual, or in a team

Full information on Sports turf operative (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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