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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:

Year 1
• Academic Skills
• Industry Skills
• Plant and Soil Science
• Design and Construction of Sites
• Mechanisation Management
• Turfgrass Science

Year 2
• Introduction to Business
• Sports Surface Playability and Performance
• Academic Development
• Irrigation and Drainage
• Personal Research Project

Year 3
• Professional Development
• Facility and Event Management
• Project and Contract Management
• Turfgrass Protection and Integrated Pest Management
• Business Enterprise

*Subject to validation

Entry Requirements

Foundation Degrees

48 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C or above.

Further Study

The one year top up route to the BSc/BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Horticulture.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277