Training & Courses

What training is available and how to access it

Training & Courses

  • DateCourseVenueCost
    23/March/2024Spring PreparationChester BH CCfree
    30/March/2024Spring PreparationMottram CC
    Autumn Renovationfree
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The Level 1 Introductory courses are aimed at new Groundsmen.

We have recently arranged for our excellent Pitch Advisors to present the level 1 courses. They are equivalent to the courses we have previously bought in from the GMA.

Course contents on the lines –

 1. Spring Preparation
Health and Safety
Machinery including how to set up a mower
Laying out the square
Pitch preparation
Grass lengths/mowing
Moisture management
Pitch repairs
 2. Autumn Renovation

Largely follows the format of the IOG level 1 course presenting the practicalities of cleaning up and reseeding the square.

The Pitch Advisors are happy to answer any questions.
The course is free to CAG members. It is a practical, hands-on course – wear working clothes and boots.


Level 2 goes into more detail on grass, fertiliser, loam etc etc. This is also a 1day course. It has a £100 subsidy from the CAG

Level 3 is of use as background learning for anyone planning major changes to their playing surfaces, drainage etc.

See more details on the GMA website.

NOTE the UKFast league are happy to pay the cost of training for their groundsmen

.Book your place on a course by emailing