Galway Greenkeeper/Groundsman Training Course QQI Level 4 Oct 31st Nov 1st 2nd

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Due to Popular demand we are running a second Greenkeeper/Groundsman Training Course in Galway at the home Ground of Multiple award winner Noel Connolly

Please email us on to enrol


Objective Assessment

Learning Outcomes for Sports Surface Maintenance Training.

Please email if you wish to enrol.

1 Explain the features of water based, sand dressed, sand filled
and rubber filled synthetic surfaces
2 Describe how season, weather and soil conditions affect the type
and frequency of maintenance operations
3 Make markings on sports surfaces appropriate for a range of
sporting events
4 Set out sports equipment appropriate for the rules of the sport
and the standard of the event
5 Prepare playing surfaces so that they meet the quality and
appearance requirements of each sport and event
6 Prepare sports surfaces, including selection and maintenance of
appropriate equipment, by using a range of the following
– mowing
– irrigating
– scarifying
– verticutting
– rolling
– top dressing
– brushing
– switching
– aerating
– edging
– feeding
7 Use a range of renovation and repair methods safely and
correctly including the following:
– Over-seeding
– Patching or plugging
– Forking up
– Divoting
8 Use equipment safely and in compliance with manufacturers
9 Operate appropriate safety procedures to create and maintain a
safe working environment including safety standards regarding
lifting, carrying and handling plants, tools, and equipment.


We offer various QQI courses:

Horticultural Mechanisation
Operating Horticulture Equipment
Sports Surfaces Maintenance
Boom Sprayer Pesticide Application
Sports Surfaces Establishment and Maintenance
Career Preparation
Establishing Turfgrass
Hand Held Pesticide Application
Chainsaw Training cross cutting & maintenance, Tree felling, and chipper training
Occupational First Aid Course
Workplace Safety
Manual Handling
Fire Safety

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