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Working in a small group setting, participants will learn a range of instructional techniques and how to apply them in the context of selected machinery modules. They will undertake at least one Lantra Certificate of Competence as part of the course. Employers can select from the most commonly used grounds maintenance machinery and equipment, including;

  • Tractor Driving (including implements)
  • Combi Tractor Mower
  • Ride-On and/or Pedestrian Mowers
  • Brushcutter/Trimmer
  • Hand Held Hedge Trimmer
  • Leaf Blower
  • Battery Powered Equipment

The finer details

The minimum course outline, based upon the selection of a single machinery module is;

  • Day One – Delivery of Lantra Certificates of Competence training with assessment in the chosen equipment option.
  • Day Two – Instructional techniques
  • Days Three and Four - Instructional techniques delivered in the context of the chosen equipment option(s)

Delivery method

Classroom and practical

Who should attend?

Managers, supervisors, team leaders and other experienced staff working in sports turf, grounds maintenance and estates management roles. 

What will be covered?

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to;

Describe legislation relevant to the industry

  • Explain the principles of risk assessment and demonstrate appropriate use in their own practice
  • Understand trainees’ needs in a learning environment
  • Demonstrate effective planning for training courses
  • Explain the importance of record keeping and demonstrate this in their own practice
  • Evidence personal competence in pieces of specified equipment through completion of Lantra assessment observed by the course tutor

* Important note: Completion of this course is not a substitute for competency training and does not allow participants to assess competence in the workplace.


Other areas of interest

Individuals who successfully complete this course may wish to develop their skills and become a Lantra instructor. This course does not meet Lantra’s pre-requisite requirements for instructional techniques but forms a solid background, and further information about joining the instructor network is available from the Training Provider, the course instructors, and from Lantra.
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