GCSAI Training & Education Information

GCSAI Education & Training information for Golf Course Superintendents, Greenkeepers and staff.

The GCSAI try to run as many educational events for its members as it can. Ideas and sponsorship are always welcome from its trade members. Details of any forthcoming events will be sent to members in due course.

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GCSAI NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY CROKE PARK NOV 24th

GCSAI are delighted to announce our third National Education Day in Croke Park on Nov 24th.

Our 2015 National Education Day will feature a number of first's both for the GCSAI and the Irish Golf Industry.

1) GCSAI will launch for the first time in Irish Sportsturf Management our new Continuing Professional Development Programme CPD.

2) For the first time in Irish Golf, all Irish golfing bodies inclusive of GCSAI, CGI, PGA and IGCMA are coming together under one roof, for a collaborative approach to golf development in Ireland.

This along with informative presentations on Organic Matter Management and IPM will make it one of the most significant Education Days to date.

So to insure you are up to date and informed on the latest developments in Irish greenkeeping, book early and come along to what is guranteed to be a super event.

Click here for Format of the Day

Click here to print Registration Form

Click here for Online Registration and Payment 

Educational Colleges in Ireland
To have your college added to this list please e-mail: alan@gcsai.org
 

New Training Course at Botanic Gardens
The Teagasc Colleges at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and Kildalton, Co. Kilkenny are offering a QQI Level 6 component award in Sportsturf Science and Maintenance which will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to manage all of the factors that infuence the development, quality and maintenance of sportsturf in Ireland.  This course will lead to a minor award at NFQ Level 6 in Sportsturf Science and Maintenance (6N3622). For more information about the course click on the link below.

http://gcsai.org/resources/media/Sports-Turf-Course-PLevel-6-Part-Time.pdf

 

Course Award QQI (FETAC) Major Level 4 Horticulture specialising in Greenkeeping 

Course Eligibility
Anyone in receipt of a social welfare payment can apply for the course but priority will be given to people under 35 years and with less than 5 Ds in the Leaving Certificate, who are in need of training and certification or wish to upskill themselves.
Course Description
This full time 48 week (interviews February each year) course involves hands on practical training in one of our host golf courses, with classroom based learning in the environs of Naas Golf Club. Trainees can be based in one of our host golf clubs for the duration of the training. Learners must complete all of the above modules to achieve Certified QQI (FETAC) Major Level 4
Horticulture specialising in Greenkeeping.For more Information contact your local DSP office or alternatively you can email:greenkeepingcourse@gmail.com or phone David Perdisatt on  085 1221933, 


Scoil Stiofan Naoifa - Tramore Road, Co. Cork
This colleges serves the students in the southern part of Ireland. The same syllabus is taught as in Kinsealy and the format is that students attend college two and a half days per week - September to April over a one year period.
Tel: 021 4961029

Greenmount College of Horticulture and Agriculture - Muckamore, Co. Antrim
This college runs N.V.Q. Level Two in Sports Turf Management over two years and N.V.Q. Level Three. The college also carries out H.N.D. modules and an Advanced National Certificate in Turf which is aimed at Golf Course Superintendents.
Contact Neil McLoughlin, Tel: 028 9442 6600

OTHER COURSES
The Irish School of Golf Course Mechanics
Barry Drennan provides training in both Level One and Level Two Golf Course Machinery Maintenance. The school are also running courses on operator training for golf course machinery and grinder training.
Contact Barry Drennan, Tel: 087 6388955