Level 1 Winter Pitches: In Season
Optimise pitch playability with a one-day course.
Date: Friday 29th November
Start Time: 9.00am
Finish Time: 4.30pm
Venue: Upton Country Park, Waggon Lane, Upton, Pontefract, WF9 1JS
Food and Drink will be provided on the day. If you have any dietary requirements please also email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure we receive the information.
The course will cost £90.00. West Riding FA/ Sheffield FA are offering this course at a heavily discounted rate – usual course costs are outlined below:
IOG members: £179.00
What is involved within this course?
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. In addition, you will also 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 and seeding
• Fertiliser application and top dressing
NB: This course will provide any club that has had pitch maintenance machinery through the Football Foundation with the appropriate understanding and compliance for “Safe Use of Machinery”, as this is part of the day.
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 5 CPD points / 5 CPD hours.
What can I do after this course?
To further build on the IOG route, enhance your learning by taking your next step with our 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.
For additional information on the various IOG training opportunities available, visit https://www.iog.org/learning/training.
If this course is full or the date isn't suitable, please register your interest for future courses here: https://goo.gl/forms/UgiFxXXPIUHyfUU83