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(ONLINE) Level 1 Cricket Grounds Maintenance- 3-4 hours

The Grounds Management Association (GMA) have a range of training courses that are suitable for the professional to the grass roots volunteer and have launched a new online Level 1 module on Cricket Grounds Maintenance to allow you to gain an awareness and general understanding of the tasks involved in maintaining playing surfaces.

There are three modules to this training course. All are designed to either give you a new understanding or build on your experiences so far.

  • Requirements of the groundsperson and pitch
  • Maintenance activities (Equipment and Machinery)
  • Safe use and storage (Materials)

Each module has an informal self-assessment test, plus there is a formal end of course multiple choice assessment test, which is also online.
After you have completed these 3 modules, we will also suggest other topics of progression should you wish to continue to learn.

The course is £25.00 & can be booked by visiting:  https://portal.iog.org/education/course/379841

(ONLINE) Level 2 Cricket Surfaces Course (Applied Turf Culture)

The online Level 2 modules for cricket surfaces will allow you to understand how technical aspects of turf maintenance can influence overall pitch quality, helping to create a suitable annual maintenance plan for your playing surface.

What is involved in this online course?
It is all online.

This online option will suit those volunteers and professionals that do not have time to travel and attend a course. You will learn about applying the practical tasks that you carry out in a planned way though the development of an annual maintenance programme.

How much does it cost?
Member Price £75.00 (Incl. VAT)
Non Member Price £105.00 (Incl. VAT)

What does the course content cover?
By the end of this course you should be able to understand:

  •         The performance requirements of a playing surface;
  •         How to monitor the quality of a surface;
  •         How different maintenance activities might influence pitch playability;
  •         The responsibilities of operatives and organisations;
  •         The purpose of risk assessments;
  •         Different soil types;
  •         Basic drainage design;
  •         How to identify turf grasses in general;
  •         General control methods for undesirable organisms;
  •         The use of annual work schedules; and     
  •         How to create an annual work schedule.


How long does it take?
The course takes around 6 hours to complete although you do have a window of 28 days to complete it.

Just like our other online courses there are self assessment questions so that you can check your learning as you go, plus there is a formal end of course multiple choice assessment test, which is also online.

What do you get?
You will receive a certificate of completion which can compliment your own CPD activity.

This course is also worth 3 CPD points / 3 CPD hours.

For information about the course and how to register: https://portal.thegma.org.uk/education/course/1109596

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