Short Online Courses

Choose from a selection of short courses covering sports surfaces management

All courses are delivered online.

Characteristics and requirements of sports turf surfaces
The aim of this course is to: describe how the natural environment is modified for sports turf use, and assess a site for suitability for a selected sports turf use; describe the visual and functional quality of turf; identify the playing quality characteristics of major sports turf surfaces; and relate the rules of major sports to the surface preparation requirements.

Desirable and non-desirable turf plants for sport
The aim of this course is to: introduce common turf plants, the identifying features of turf plants, desirable turf species and undesirable turf species (grasses and weeds), and how the growth and development of turf plants can best create the ideal turf surface for each sport.