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Sports Turf

Sports Turf Courses in Guildford, Surrey

There are fantastic opportunities both in the UK and overseas for people who are trained and qualified in sports if you are passionate about sport and would love to work outdoors then this is the industry for you!

Most sports are played on grass or turf surfaces, including football, rugby, golf, cricket, horse racing and tennis. There's a vast number of national and international, private and commercially owned pitches, courses, grounds and courts, all of which need to be perfectly maintained, making this an excellent employment prospect for dedicated and talented sports turf professionals.

Our sports turf courses will equip you with the skills necessary to build, maintain and manage quality turf surfaces, offering you fantastic opportunities both in the UK and overseas. You will have access to specialist sports turf machinery and develop close links with employers in the industry. Our teaching staff also have excellent knowledge of the industry and are dedicated experts in their field. 

There are no courses for this subject area that match this criteria.

Sports Turf Machinery

Why Choose Merrist Wood College?

  • 400-acre estate - including an 18-hole, privately-owned championship golf-course and three purpose-built football pitches.
  • Specialist machinery in outdoor, laboratory and workshop settings.
  • Expert knowledge provided by our team of dedicated teaching staff.
  • Close links with the sports turf industry and employers.
  • Excellent work experience and Apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Established Apprenticeship offer.
  • Fully-equipped science laboratories.

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Jobs in Sports Turf

  • Greenkeeper
  • Groundsperson
  • Sports Turf Operative
  • Sports Turf Assessor
  • Golf Course Manager
  • Sports Turf Manager

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Student Soundbite

Owen Bartlett 2018

“I am currently completing my Apprenticeship at Cranleigh School with the Grounds Staff Team. I'd like to work at a football ground in the future, and this Apprenticeship is teaching me the knowledge and skills to do so.”

Owen, Sports Turf Intermediate Apprenticeship

01483 88 40 00

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