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Sports Turf Operative - Level 2 Apprenticeship

Writtle University College
Course summary
20-24 months
Flexible
Apprenticeships
Next available date: May 2021 - Chelmsford
Course Dates
Chelmsford
May 2021

Chelmsford
October 2021

Chelmsford
February 2022

Course description

Sports Turf Operative - Level 2 Apprenticeship

Writtle University College are excited to be rolling out the new Sports Turf Operative Apprenticeship Standards, which has been specifically designed by employers to meet the needs of industry and provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in your industry.

The Apprenticeship provides a blend of practical hands on experience with the underpinning knowledge. At the end of the Apprenticeship you will be required to complete an independent End-Point Assessment to prove you have gained the required skills to achieve the Apprenticeship.

A Sports Turf Operative is responsible for the maintenance and renovation and overall appearance of one or more sports turf surfaces in accordance with the needs of the particular sport. It is their job to maintain an appropriate quality playing surface which reflects the carrying capacity of that surface to ensure that a sustainable playing surface is provided.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Complete Functional Skills in English and Maths or there is the option to study for Maths and English GCSE (depending on previous qualifications)*.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Gain a City & Guilds accredited and nationally recognised qualification.

Training Course Content

The knowledge which underpins the required skills will allow a Sports Turf Operative to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the principles of the maintenance and renovation requirements of different sports turf surfaces which are appropriate to their level of apprenticeship and the specific needs of the industry sector. These are:

  • Compliance with environmental and health and safety legislation and regulations.
  • Compliance with policies and procedures - company, client, health and safety risk assessments, rules of the game from the different Governing Bodies of Sport.
  • The identification and correct application of materials, tools, equipment and machinery used in maintenance and renovation activities.
  • Identification and understanding of different grasses, soil types, weeds, pests, diseases, turf disorders, artificial surfacing material, underlays, infill material, turf and soil reinforcement material, line marking materials.
  • The principles of photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration in the growth and development of plants.
  • The impact of weather, ground conditions and usage on pitch quality and playing quality.
  • The different Performance Quality Standards for a range of different sports turf surfaces.
  • How to minimise waste and reduce environmental impacts.
  • How to monitor, record and report basic grounds maintenance findings.

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Continuing Studies

After completing an Apprenticeship at level 2, the natural progression route would be to progress on to the level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, after which the option for continuing study would be to progress in to Higher Education or alternatively the Apprentice can progress in to full time employment within the industry.

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Writtle University College

Writtle University College offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. We also provide students with the options of being able to study certain...


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