Requirements: 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:
environmental and health and safety legislation and regulations.
company, client, health and safety risk assessments, rules of the game from the different Governing Bodies of Sport.
of materials, tools, equipment and machinery used in maintenance and renovation activities.
different grasses, soil types, weeds, pests, diseases, turf disorders, artificial surfacing material, underlays, infill material, turf and soil reinforcement material, line marking materials.
photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration in the growth and development of plants.
weather, ground conditions and usage on pitch quality and playing quality.
Performance Quality Standards for a range of different sports turf surfaces.
waste and reduce environmental impacts.
record and report basic grounds maintenance findings.