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Sports Turf Level 2 Apprenticeship at Reaseheath College

Course description

If you work on a golf course or a sports ground and don’t want to stand still, this course is for you! You’ll combine on the job training with studying at Reaseheath for six blocks of three days per month between October and March.

You’ll study modules including maintenance and repair of sports turf surfaces, health and disease of plants and grass and machinery and equipment.

You will gain:

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Sports Turf
  • Additional training is provided in a number of disciplines
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Maintenance and repair of sports turf surfaces
  • Health and disease of plants and grass
  • Plant and grass establishment
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Health and safety
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Preferably GCSEs at grades D or above including English and Maths
  • Evidence of working towards Level 1 in English and Maths
  • 6 months prior work experience in the industry is an advantage

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Sports Turf

Career options

  • Greenkeeper or groundsperson
  • Assistant head greenkeeper or groundsperson
  • Teaching
  • Retailing
  • Other turf related industries

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reaseheath College directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.