Foundation Degree Sports Surface Management 2018 Entry UCAS Code: tbc*
This innovative blended learning programme combines face to face learning with online study. Students will be introduced to each module with a study day at College every few weeks, then complete their studies through a range of online methods, with the full support of their tutors. This programme provides vocationally-based study to train first-line managers for the sports surface industry. It aims to meet the staff shortages in the industry and provides a good balance of modules which give students a practical and scientific background to manage turfgrass and to provide the best possible playing surfaces.
Modules of Study Include:
• Academic Skills
• Industry Skills
• Plant and Soil Science
• Design and Construction of Sites
• Mechanisation Management
• Turfgrass Science
• Introduction to Business
• Sports Surface Playability and Performance
• Academic Development
• Irrigation and Drainage
• Personal Research Project
• Professional Development
• Facility and Event Management
• Project and Contract Management
• Turfgrass Protection and Integrated Pest Management
• Business Enterprise
*Subject to validation
48 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C or above.
The one year top up route to the BSc/BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Horticulture.