GROUNDS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION COURSE
The Grounds Management Association (GMA) have a range of training courses that are suitable for both the professional and grass roots volunteer. The new online Level 1 modules cover a range of sports and allow you to gain an awareness and general understanding of the tasks involved in maintaining playing surfaces.
What is involved in this online course?
It is all online.
This online option will suit those volunteers that do not have time to travel and attend a course. You will learn about that tasks involved in maintaining a playing surface in a cost-effective way.
How much does it cost?
£35.00 (Incl. VAT)
What does the course content cover?
The course takes around 4-5 hours to complete although you do have a window of 28 days to complete it.
There are 3 modules to this training course. All are designed to either give you a new understanding or build on your experiences so far.
- Requirements of the groundsperson and pitch
o Pitch and player requirements
o Introduction to Performance Quality Standards
o Maintenance activities
- Maintenance activities (Equipment and Machinery)
o Types of equipment and machinery
o Equipment and machinery settings
o Safe use of equipment and machinery
- Safe use and storage (Materials)
o Storage and safe disposal
o Types of material
o Application and effects of incorrect use
Each module has an informal self-assessment test, plus there is a formal end of course multiple choice assessment test, which is also online.
After you have completed these 3 modules, we will also suggest other topics of progression should you wish to continue to learn.
Please note that to ensure timely completion of this course access will only be available for 28 days from the point of booking. However, there are many useful documents within the online course that you can save / print for you to refer back to.
What do you get?
You will receive a certificate of completion which can compliment your own CPD activity.
This course is also worth 3 CPD points / 3 CPD hours.