STRI Expands its Training Programme for 2009

Anne Wilsonin Consultancy

striFollowing a request from the PGA, STRI have created three new one day training programmes for Golf Pros, Managers and Directors of Golf Facilities, to assist with their professional development requirements.

The courses are recommended in the PGA's CPD Professional Programme for 2009 and each completed course will be credited with 25 CPD points.

All three courses are scheduled for March 2009 at STRI in Bingley, West Yorkshire and cost £156 plus VAT

3 March 2009 "The Business of the Environment" Golf Course Ecology

4 March 2009 "Why Better Grass Means Better Golf" Golf Course Management

5 March 2009 "Golf Course Architecture Past and Present" Golf Course Design

Second FACTS Turf Course

Following the success of last year's first FACTS (Fertiliser Advisers Certificate and Training Scheme) Turf certified training course, held at STRI, coupled with the pressure on employers in the industry to keep up with growing legislation a record 5 day FACTS Turf course, with exams, is running from

16 - 20 February 2009 at Bingley.

A must for anyone advising on fertilisers and their application.

BASIS Training for Turf

Having recently been awarded, Approved Provider Status, STRI are currently the only approved BASIS provider delivering a programme specifically tailored to suit the requirements of the Turf Industry.

To meet the needs of employers, who have a statutory obligation to ensure anyone involved in the sale, advice or supply of plant protection products holds a certificate of competence, and following on from the success of the 2008 courses, Dr Ruth Mann, Head of Turfgrass Protection at STRI, has organised another 2 weeks course plus exam for 2009.

BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Amenity Horticulture) Turf Module

Week One 14 - 18 September 2009

Week Two 05 - 09 September 2009

Exam 19 - 20 September 2009

n.b: Splitting the programme allows candidates more time for revision before the exam and enables greater flexibility and opportunity for intensive study. Throughout the course, candidates have full access to an on-line library containing all notes, further reading and information needed to see them through the exam.

Visit the STRI stand, A16 Hall A, during Harrogate Week to find out more. Also available will be details on the full range of STRI's consultancy services for the Sportsturf Industry.

For further information please visit or contact:

Anne Wilson

Head of External Affairs


St Ives Estate


BD16 1AU

Tel: 01274 565131

Fax: 01274 561891


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