What will I learn?
You will learn how to ensure that public and private sports turf surfaces (including hybrid but not fully artificial surfaces) meet the requirements of the sport and are available for use at all levels from amateur to professional sport. You will be supported with how to plan, maintain, care, and be responsible for the overall appearance of surfaces in line with the employer’s requirements and the requirements of the sport’s governing body.
The following will be provided as part of the apprenticeship:
- The Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1) NPTC – Award – Level 2
And either one of the below:
- Pesticide Application Hand Held (PA6) NPTC – Award – Level 2
- Pesticide Application Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self propelled (PA2) NPTC – Award – Level 2
As part of the apprenticeship programme you will be required to undertake both on and off-the-job training. While your employer will be responsible for your training on-the-job (workplace), the College and your employer will be jointly responsible for your off-the-job training enabling you to help develop the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to become competent in your job role.
You will attend College on a day-release basis during term-time for the duration of your programme with us, to gain knowledge and develop some practical skills. The College will agree additional off-the-job training with your employer to ensure you develop the majority of your skills and behaviours in the workplace.
What grades will I need?
Five GCSEs at 9–3/A*–D (Including English and Maths preferable grades 4/C or above).
How will I be assessed?
Apprentices must meet the knowledge, skills, and behaviours as defined within the standard. All apprentices must take an independent assessment at the end of their training to assess their ability and competence in their job role.
Where will it lead me?
This apprenticeship aligns with British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) for full membership.
The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard.
Job opportunities will also be enhanced for those apprentices who have completed the programme with promotion to more senior positions.