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Foundation Award in Amenity Horticulture

STRI offers a Foundation Award in Amenity Horticulture, certified by BASIS, on Integrated Turf Management and best practice.


This level 4 foundation course is designed for people working in the amenity sector, such as groundsmen, greenkeepers, landscapers and turf producers. It is also a useful introduction for those who wish to go forward to the next level and attain the full BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection.


Dates 2020

1-3 December 2020 (including 90 minute exam)


Content of the course

The course will run for three days and includes the following modules:


Core modules:

Module 1   Professional Pesticides

Module 2   Application of Pesticides

Module 3   Protecting people, animals and the environment


Hard/permeable surfaces:

Module 4  Weed Control


Turf and borders:

Module 5  Weed Control

Module 6  Disease control

Module 7  Pest Control



£880 + VAT* (includes lunch, notes and refreshments)

* Overseas clients are exempt of VAT


The exam

The examination is a written paper consisting of 40 multiple choice questions (40% of the total marks) and three structured short-answer questions (60% of the total marks) with a time allowance of 90 minutes. A minimum of 70% is required to pass.


Important information

You will need to book your own accommodation.

Training will take place at STRI’s Head Office and research facility in Bingley, West Yorkshire.



Those candidates who achieve the pass level will receive written recognition from BASIS of their achievement but this course does not result in a BASIS certificate of competence. This is to avoid any confusion with the Statutory qualification (full BASIS FSTS course).

On passing, the examination candidates will be added to the BASIS Professional Register as Associate members. To retain their membership they will be required to ensure that their annual CPD Requirement and Membership Fees are kept up to date.


If you require any further information regarding the course, or would like to reserve a place, please email enquiries@strigroup.com or call 01274 565131