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Greenkeeping & Turf Management

Here at Oaklands we are recognised by the lead Greenkeeping education body (GTC) and one of the UK's leading providers in Greenkeeping courses.

We offer work based qualifications at Levels 2 to 4 including Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships. In addition we offer short courses in the NPTC certificates of competence PA1/2 and 6. Our work-based Level 2 to 4 courses are delivered on line to suit the needs of the employer and the student thus saving time and money that would otherwise be needed for the journey to the college. This system enables students to learn when and where suits them and their employer best.

A Greenkeeper is responsible for the maintenance, care and overall appearance of a golf course. There are over 3,000 golf clubs in the UK, run privately or by local authorities and at Oaklands College you can build both the skills and practical experience you need to become a Greenkeeper.

The Golf industry contributes €15.1 billion to the economy across Europe and £5.1 billion in the UK alone and offers huge potential for careers. Oaklands College works with some of the premier clubs in the UK including The Grove, Stoke Park and Woburn. Our students benefit from excellent teaching and learning and have shown their success through winning the UK Toro Student Greenkeeper of the year five times as well as 2 City and Guilds medals of excellence. Situated in St Albans, Oaklands College is centre of the extensive golf provision around London and the Home Counties.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. A Study programme is made up of four key elements which includes a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSE’s or Functional Skills, Work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

Apprenticeships in Greenkeeping

Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture

The duration of your apprenticeship will depend on your previous workplace experience and skill level. The Work Based Diploma Level 2 part of the apprenticeship framework will be delivered online using Oaklearn the college's online learning platform. All apprentices must be on programme for at least 366 days. You can start the course at any time you wish.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Durationnk nk
  • HWork-Based

The duration of the Advanced Apprenticeship is 24 months The Work Based Diploma Level 3 part of the apprenticeship framework will be delivered online using Oaklearn the college's online learning platform. You can start the course at any time you wish.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Durationnk nk
  • 3Full Level 3
  • HWork-Based

The course is delivered in your workplace using a mix of learning that involves use of the College online learning platform (Oaklearn) and Assessor guidance. There is not normally a need for learners to attend College other than for an interview and initial assessment. The duration of the course will in most cases be 14 months and you can start at any point in the year.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Durationnk nk
  • 3Full Level 3
  • HWork-Based

Pesticide Training

NPTC Pesticide Application PA1 Training

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law. Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law. Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law. Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law. Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law. Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law. Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law. Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law. Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law. Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

PA1 is a programme of training that prepares candidates who handle pesticides and who require certification. This programme is also highly recommended for all sprayer operators. Ideally, where possible you should attend PA1 before any other PA training modules. Everyone who uses pesticides at work MUST receive adequate training. Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement, both employer and employees face prosecution if operators have not been adequately trained All operators born after 31/12/1964 require a Certificate of Competence by law. Please note that the cost of the course does not include the assessment which is an additional cost

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation test (PA1) plus one or more applicator test (PA2 and/or PA6, etc) before they can legally apply pesticides.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation test (PA1) plus one or more applicator test (PA2 and/or PA6, etc) before they can legally apply pesticides.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation test (PA1) plus one or more applicator test (PA2 and/or PA6, etc) before they can legally apply pesticides.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation test (PA1) plus one or more applicator test (PA2 and/or PA6, etc) before they can legally apply pesticides.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation test (PA1) plus one or more applicator test (PA2 and/or PA6, etc) before they can legally apply pesticides.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation test (PA1) plus one or more applicator test (PA2 and/or PA6, etc) before they can legally apply pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation test (PA1) plus one or more applicator test (PA2 and/or PA6, etc) before they can legally apply pesticides.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that cover the requirements of the NPTC PA2 test for mounted sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation test (PA1) plus one or more applicator test (PA2 and/or PA6, etc) before they can legally apply pesticides.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

This is a programme of training leading to the compulsory test for operators of self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed sprayers who require certification. All those requiring a National Proficiency Test Certificate of competence to apply pesticides need to pass the foundation test (PA1) plus one or more applicator test (PA2 and/or PA6, etc) before they can legally apply pesticides.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that cover the requirements of the NPTC PA2 test for mounted sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that cover the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

The course will consist of a training session that covers the requirements of the NPTC PA6 test for knapsack sprayers, it will cover set up, calibration, use, cleaning and legislation connected with the act of applying pesticides

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

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