The course itself will be a two-day theory and practical technical course, which will support members of the landscape industry in professionally installing artificial grass.
Following a successful completion of the course, accredited candidates will be awarded with a Lantra certificate of competence and a Skills Identity Card, which will allow candidates to apply for a for an Artificial Grass Installer Blue Skilled LISS/CSCS SmartCard via the British Association of Landscape Industries, which is a requirement to work on a commercial site.
Taught by Evergreens UK, the course will be held at their new £100,000 facility based in Rutland in the East Midlands. The course will cover environmental working; site and drainage considerations; the history and types of artificial grass; batch matching; installation processes; and maintenance and aftercare on site at the Evergreens National Training Academy.
Lantra market development manager David Fisher added:
"Lantra Awards is delighted to welcome Evergreens UK to the network of Lantra approved training providers. The new training course covering the installation of artificial grass surfaces will ensure learners are trained to the highest standard in grass installation."
Temi Kucuk, Business Development Manager for Evergreens UK commented;
"We are very proud to be working with BALI and Lantra to deliver an accredited award with a vision to provide a quality installers course that will bring professionalism to the industry. We have 35 years of experience with ten’s of thousands of installs under our belt."