TRAINING, EDUCATION & RECRUITMENT

Six steps to attract landscaping customers

Although we are still in the midst of Covid-19, and many of us remain in lockdown, restriction measures are slowly being lifted. So now is perfect time to think about generating enquiries for the summer. Here are six steps to attract landscaping customers from, Paula Warman at The Landscape Circle. Get clear on your avatars. …

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Spurred to enter the grounds management industry

Little did Spurs fan Harley Coplen know that his visit to WorldSkills UK LIVE 2019 at the NEC Birmingham would culminate in him winning a tour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the club’s training ground. And from there it led him to thinking of a career in the grounds management industry and to thoughts …

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Growing ornamental crops on Hadlow curriculum thanks to Provender Nurseries

Provender Nurseries and Hadlow College are collaborating on a new venture involving students and learning in line with the college curriculum.  Students of all levels of horticulture are learning real commercial experience of growing ornamental crops for sale with Provender Nurseries.   Resulting from a discussion between Richard McKenna, Managing Director of Provender Nurseries and Alan …

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Advanced golf greenskeeper apprenticeship approved

The Golf Greenkeeping Trailblazer Group, an independent organisation representing British golf club employers and greenkeepers through a Board of Directors, is delighted to announce the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has approved the ADVANCED GOLF GREENKEEPER Apprenticeship Standard (Level 3) for delivery.  Following the launch and success of the Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper Apprenticeship …

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BASIS & STRI training courses introduced for 2020

Training provider BASIS and the sports turf consultants STRI have joined forces to provide a new modular training course that will help greenkeepers, groundsmen and amenity contractors to protect the environments in which they work.  At a time when climate change is high on the agenda, the Managing Ecological and Environmental Landscapes (MEEL) qualification is …

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Groundcare courses by LANTRA

LANTRA, a leading awarding body for training in the land based industries,  recently launched it’s new groundcare courses at SALTEX 2019. At the event the LANTRA team met with a number of existing Lantra instructor/assessors and received an impressive number of enquiries from landscaping and pesticide professionals who were interested in our training and qualifications. …

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Landscaping courses for people with a disability

YMCA Training – in association with the Monday Charitable Trust – is offering a free Level 1 City & Guilds qualification in basic horticulture for people with disabilities.  Following on from the success of its first course, the charity is recruiting for the next one, which starts in Salford near Manchester from Friday 31st January, …

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