0 British Turf and Landscape Irrigation Association Education Programme

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Are you looking to achieve greater efficiency in water usage?

Do you want to optimize the benefits of your irrigation system?

Are you looking at reducing your irrigation costs whilst maximising turf quality? ……

Then this is the course for you.

The British Turf and Landscape Irrigation Association have developed a comprehensive Certificate course on the management of automatic irrigation systems. Leading to a nationally recognised Certificate in Turf and Landscape Irrigation, BTLIA's certificate programme is probably the most detailed of its kind in Europe. Delivered by recognised industry experts with years of experience of design, installation, management and maintenance of automatic irrigation systems, you are sure to receive the most current and complete information available. Supported by all the leading manufacturers, you will gain hands-on practical instruction that can vastly improve the efficiency of your irrigation practices. With further study, you can then go on to achieve the BTLIA Diploma in Irrigation Design and Installation.

The BTLIA Certificate in Turf and Landscape Irrigation programme comprises two modules, each of one-week's duration. Both modules are run in classroom and field environments and use case studies to support the taught subjects.

Foundation Certificate Course - Improving Water Use and Assessing System Efficiency

Topics include assessment of sprinkler application uniformity, determination of sprinkler precipitation rates, biotic and abiotic influences on water availability and use, identification of deficiencies, production of and monitoring data balance sheets. Understanding water conservation and system efficiency.

Certificate Course - Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation Systems

Topics include system component type, design base and operation with fault finding and basic maintenance and servicing, including low voltage electrical repairs.

The course will be of great benefit to golf club and golf course managers, sports ground managers and groundsmen, landscape providers and managers, as well as all those who work in the amenity irrigation industry.

The programme comprises four courses covering agronomic, technical, operational and management aspects of irrigation provision.


Enrol now on the BTLIA Foundation Certificate Module to be run from 2nd to 6th October 2006 at the Thistle Hotel, Brands Hatch, and at the West Malling Golf Club.


Benefits of the programme

With water becoming a more valued resource and with the potential for greater monitoring of its use, it is essential that irrigation systems are used efficiently. This efficient approach will allow the best agronomic, environmental and financial returns for owners and operators of sports and landscape facilities.

The programme brings benefits that include:-

· Each course is taught by irrigation and turf management industry personnel, all of whom have extensive knowledge and experience of their subject. This ensures that the most current, relevant and accurate insight into efficient water use is offered. This allows students to assess the efficiency of current systems and provides the knowledge to improve this efficiency through good design, operation and management whether within a current system or through the provision of a better system.

· Creates the ability to use this knowledge to optimise water use and reduce overall operation and maintenance costs.

· Provides irrigation industry professionals with the ability to produce systems that can meet the requirements of users and their organisations and ensure that these systems are of the highest standard.
The Programme

The programme comprises five one week courses leading to a Diploma in Turf and Landscape Irrigation.

Certificate in Turf and Landscape Irrigation

Comprises two one week courses

Foundation Certificate Course - Improving Water Use and Assessing System Efficiency

Topics include the role of water in turfgrass quality and playing qualities for various sports; assessment of sprinkler application uniformity, determination of sprinkler precipitation rates, biotic and abiotic influences on water availability and use, identification of deficiencies, production of application and monitoring data balance sheets. Determining turfgrass water requirements. Understanding water conservation and system efficiency. Simple auditing of an irrigation system.

Certificate Course - Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation Systems

Topics include system component type, design base and operation with fault finding and basic maintenance and servicing, including low voltage electrical repairs.

The Certificate in Turf and Landscape Irrigation is run in both classroom and field environments and uses case studies to support the taught subjects.

Diploma in Turf and Landscape Irrigation

The course is run over three separate weeks and comprises

Intermediate Diploma Course - Part One

Topics covered include basic system design including selection of sprinklers, sizing of pipes, cables and pumps. Water requirement sourcing and storage is also covered. The student is taught to design both a sports field and nine-hole golf course irrigation system.

Intermediate Diploma Course - Part Two

The second week takes the knowledge learned in Part One and teaches advanced design with the student undertaking the design for an eighteen hole greens, tees, approaches and fairway automatic irrigation system.

An additional course is offered covering the design of a landscape irrigation design.


Diploma Course

The final course covers the process of system provision including the production of technical specifications, conditions of contract, Bills of Quantities, Health and Safety, installation method statements and project management and administration.


Course fees

Foundation Course £375.00 per person

Certificate Course £375.00 per person

Intermediate Diploma Course - Part One £525.00 per person

Intermediate Diploma Course - Part Two £525.00 per person

Diploma Course £575.00 per person


The courses run over five days each and include tuition fees, course materials, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

Please note that overnight accommodation costs including dinner, bed and breakfast are not included.

Accommodation arrangements can be made via the BTLIA at competitive rates.

For more information and booking details please contact:


The Secretary
British Turf & Landscape Irrigation Association
41 Pennine Way
Great Eccleston
PrestonLancashirePR3 0YS

Tel : +44(0)1995 670675
Email: btliasecretary@btconnect.com
Web: www.btlia.org.uk


BTLIA EDUCATION COURSES DATES, VENUES, FEES, INFORMATION

Further to your inquiry regarding the above, please complete the following form to confirm attendance at one or more of the arranged classes.

Foundation Course Dates: Course : Commencing Monday 2nd October 2006 to Friday 6th October 2006

Venue: Course 1: Thistle Hotel, Brands Hatch, Kent, England

Fees: £375.00 excluding accommodation and evening meals

Accommodation: Accommodation including breakfast and evening meal, and use of all the leisure facilities is available at the Thistle Hotel, Brands Hatch. Contact BTLIA Secretary for further details. Alternative other reasonably-priced accommodation close to the venue is also available.

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