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Turf Repair And Renovation 100 hours Certificate Course

Price: £325.00Course Code: BHT303 CLD
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( ruel mailed, 05/12/2013 ) Q: hi good afternoon. i just want to inquire the difference among the learning methods aside from their price amount. for example: correspondence and cd type? what should be done if in case i want correspondence type of learning method or the cd type. for sure if online study i have do all the task thru the internet via online, am i right? please let me know as soon as possible. query #2 is the mode of payment: will i have to pay the entire amount at once before i can go through with the study? please let me know if there are other ways too. query #3 i want to know how the pacing of the study is done. is it according to my available schedule or should i really diligently follow your time allotment based on the chosen course module that i am going to enroll in. query #4 how will you issue the certificate after completing the course? will it be thru email or other way. please let me know also. thanks a lot. i will wait for your reply.
( 06/12/2013 ) A: Hello Ruel, I'll answer your questions below. 1. The difference between the learning methods is really about the format you receive your course material in. The basic package will always give you access to your course online, this will include everything such as extra notes and media that the course comes with. It is enough to just have this if you have access to an excellent internet connection and even if you do not, you can download all the notes and print them out yourself. A CD is great if you have access to a laptop, but not always to a good connection. For example, if you work and have a commute where a connection is not available, or you'd like to sit for an hour at your lunchbreak and work on your course. Correspondence is suitable if you are not very confident with computers or simply feel you learn more efficiently if you have a book in front of you. 2. For our short courses, we offer a payment plan that starts at £81.25. If you wish to go on the payment plan, please call 01227789649 or drop us a line at info@adlhomestudy.co.uk and request an enrollment form where you can fill in your details and indicate you wish to go on a payment plan. 3. The course is completely self paced. You may take as long as you need to do the course. 4. The certificate is issued by ADL about two weeks after course completion. We email you a scanned copy of the Certificate and Transcript and also send you the hardcopy. So you should have both an electronic document and a paper version of your certificate and transcript.

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Turf Repair And Renovation 100 hours Certificate Course

 Turf Repair and Renovation course online.

Learn to understand how to repair Turf.  This course is specifically designed for people working with turf and for every gardener that has extensive or delicate turf areas to care for. The course develops your ability to diagnose and treat efficiently turf problems. Learn turf repair ·Renovate old lawns ·Learn to replace old turf ·Save money by learning preventative care ·You can Save time by studying at home ·Make more money now - extend your business or skills at work. 


Learning Goals: Turf Repair And Renovation BHT303
  • Compare the characteristics of different turfs with reference to hardiness, pest & disease resistance, tolerance to play, suitability for different applications, etc
  • Explain different turf problems (including; soil problems, pest & disease weed, environmental, etc)
  • Explain the effect of various adverse situations on the physiology of turf plants.
  • Carry out turf consultancy, conducting site inspections and giving appropriate recommendations.
  • Develop solutions for the repair of damaged turf.
  • Identify the cause of deteriorating condition in a selected turf
  • Explain different repair techniques for control of problems identified.
  • Compare different solutions for the problem identified.
  • Develop turf renovation programs for different types of turf facilities
  • Compare renovation programs for different turf facilities
  • Identify when renovation becomes economically prudent for different facilities and lots more.


Lesson Structure: Turf Repair And Renovation BHT303

There are 10 lessons:

1  Understanding Turf Deterioration:

  • Inspecting Deteriorated Turf
  • Report Forms
  • The Effect of Traffic
  • Turf Grass Wear
  • Soil Compaction
  • Turf Removal or Divots
  • Environment
  • Turf Grass Varieties
  • Traffic Control
  • Turf Quality

2  Repair & Renovation Equipment:

  • Turf Rennovation Equipment
  • Machines Which Penetrate the Soil
  • Aerators
  • Air Injectors
  • Slicing Machines
  • Thatch Removal Machines
  • Scarifiers
  • Rakes
  • Sod Cutters
  • Planters and Drills
  • Sprayers
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Tractors
  • Calibrating Sprayers
  • Full Tank Method of Determining Spray Volume

3  Turf Cultivation Techniques

  • What is Cultivation?
  • Turf Cultivation Techniques
  • Cultivation for Renovation
  • A Procedure for Using Cultivation Techniques
  • Identification of the Problem
  • Soil Conditioning Methods

4  Health Improvement Techniques:

  • Minimilsing Problems
  • Understanding What Can Go Wrong With Turf
  • Tell-Tale Symptons of Problems
  • Selected Turf Pest and Disease Problems
  • Irrigation
  • Soil and Irrigation
  • Operation of Watering Systems
  • Feeding Turf
  • Fertilizing Sports Fields

5  Optimising Turf Usage

  • Turf Use
  • Rolling
  • Variables in Management of Rolling
  • The Effect of Mowers
  • Types of Rollers
  • Roller Characteristics
  • Grass Types and Rolling
  • Uses for Rollers

6  Replacing Damaged Turf:

  • The Problem
  • The Solutions
  • Turf Repair
  • Planting Turf
  • Soil Cultivation Methods
  • Seeding

7  Renovation of Degraded Turf:

  • Golf Course Renovation
  • Topdressing
  • Changing Pins and Tee Markers
  • Fertilizer Requirements
  • Soil Ameliorants
  • Greens and Tees
  • Weed control
  • Insect control
  • Disease control
  • Problems Associated with Snow

8  Eradicating Turf Weeds  

  • Where and Why Weeds are a Problem
  • Weeds
  • General Weed Control
  • Weed Dispersal Mechanisms
  • Weeds in Turf
  • Turf Weed Control
  • Controlling Weeds in Established Turf

9  Treating Aeration & Drainage Problems:

  • Soil Degradation
  • Turf Drainage
  • Testing Drainage
  • Removal of Excess Water From Turf
  • Improving Drainage
  • Improving Surface Drainage After Construction
  • Provision of Sub-Surface Drains
  • Layout of Drains
  • Outlet
  • Gradients
  • Distance Between Drainage Pipes
  • Depth of Drains
  • Types of Drains
  • Laying the Drain
  • Surface Drainage

10 Managing a Turf Nursery. 

  • Turf Nurseries
  • Small Turf Nurseries
  • Large Turf Nurseries
  • Turf Varieties
  • Growing a Crop of Sod


The quality of this course is second to none, from the in-depth learning you will get to the expert individual mentoring you will receive throughout your studies. The mentors for this course are: 
yellow rosesSusan Stephenson
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction. 
Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.
Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.
In 2010, Susan authored a complete module for a Foundation degree (FDSC) in Arboriculture.
Susan holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.
Steven Whitaker horticulture tutorSteven Whitaker
Diploma in Garden Design (Distinction) – The Blackford Centre, Gold Certificate of Achievement in Horticulture, Level 2 NVQ in Amenity Horticulture, Level 1 NOCN Introduction to Gardening, – Joseph Priestly College, BTEC Diploma in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Operations (Merit), Trainer Skills 1, & 2, Group trainer, Interview and Selection Skills – Kirby College of Further Education
Steven has a wealth of Horticultural knowledge, having ran his own Design and Build service, Landscaping company, and been a Head Gardener. His awards include five Gold awards at Leeds in Bloom, two Gold awards at Yorkshire in Bloom and The Yorkshire Rose Award for Permanent Landscaping. Steven has worked with TV’s Phil Spencer as his garden advisor on the Channel 4 TV Programme, “Secret Agent”. 
He is qualified to Level 2 NVQ in Amenity Horticulture and has a Diploma in Garden Design which he passed with Distinction. Steven’s Tutor and Mentor was the Chelsea Flower Show Gold Award-winning Garden Designer, Tracy Foster. He also works for a major Horticultural Commercial Grower in the field of Propagation and Craft Gardening. Steven lives in Leeds where he is a Freelance Garden Designer and Garden Advice Consultant. 

    Course Info
    How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
    Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
    Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
    Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
    Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
    Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
    Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!
    Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
    Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
    Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.
    Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesAs you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.
    Designing Your Own QualificationBundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.
    How Can I Enrol?Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
    How Can I Get a Pro-forma Invoice for my Employer?Contact us with details and we will email your employer an invoice. We will need: employer's name, address, telephone number, email address and contact name. We will also require your name, telephone number, email address, date of birth and the course and code you wish to enrol for.

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