This course has been designed to meet the increasing demand for high quality turf surfaces in golf and field sports nationally and internationally. Students carry out practical work on the colleges’ sports pitches which include a natural soccer pitch, natural GAA/Rugby pitch and synthetic soccer pitch. Field trips to other sports turf facilities and golf courses are central to the course. On successful completion of the course students will have gained the knowledge and skills required to maintain golf courses and sports turf facilities.
Graduates of this program are equipped to work or indeed continue their study at limitless turf grass maintenance facilities worldwide.
Course work will be evaluated on the basis of written examinations, project work and practical skill.
This is a one-year, full time course running from September to May.
Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent
For mature students these requirements need not apply and applications will be considered based on a proven interest in organic farming.
Entry will be subject to interview.
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €80, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. There is also a €100 Student Services fee required on acceptance of the course.
Examines the use of machinery and equipment in the sports turf area, including; selection, set-up, routine maintenance, correct use, storage etc.
Equips the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to manage factors that influence the development, quality and maintenance of sports turf.
This subject equips the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to develop, organise and supervise the operation of a sports turf facility.
Investigates species selection, planting, and maintenance of trees and shrubs.
Covers verbal and non-verbal communication in relation to the golf and sports turf industry.
Greenkeeper, Golf Course Superintendent, Groundsman, Sports Turf Contractor.