‘English Heritage’ Come On Board With the ‘Lawn Association’ 

The Lawn Association team are proud to announce that English Heritage have placed their trainees and apprentices on the Lawn Association online lawn care course for this year.  There will also be further training by the Lawn Association team each year for new staff and trainees. 

English Heritage’s Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme (HBGTP)  represents a truly exceptional opportunity for committed and enthusiastic horticulturists to progress their careers. By working alongside the professional teams within exceptional British gardens, trainees build a solid technical knowledge and acquire high-level practical skills. Placements are fully-funded, with a salary of at least the National Living Wage. Placements last for one year and include both hands-on experience and regular testing of knowledge.

Talking of working together with the Lawn Association, Christopher Weddell, Senior Gardens Advisor at English Heritage, said “We are delighted to have found a comprehensive, but accessible, online lawn management and maintenance course to best support our garden staff, trainees and apprentices, across our significant garden sites.  The challenges of presenting lawn areas befitting our historic gardens is an increasing challenge.  Every bit of knowledge the course provides is going to be invaluable in supporting garden teams.”

David Hedges Gower, Chairman of the Lawn Association stated “Its great news that a body such as English Heritage trust this online lawn care qualification to help further educate their staff.  It makes them more qualified in fact than many lawn care professionals who do this for a living.  We believe this course, along with the next two qualifications from the association will ensure their staff are at the forefront of modern, sustainable lawn care techniques”

The online lawn care course is of exceptional benefit for all of those working in and around lawn care.  With lawns being such an integral part of many of the English Heritage places of interest, customers will reap the benefits and knowledge acquired from staff with this lawn care qualification.

The aim of the Level 1 Course has been to provide an easy way of establishing an essential foundation of lawn care knowledge and skills.  It also offers ideas for the best modern sustainable lawn care techniques and helps to clear up many of the confusing myths centred around looking after lawns.

To find out how you can sign up for the course and to see all the topics that are covered go to: https://lawnassociation.org.uk/online-lawn-care-course-lawn-association/

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