Your chance to gain world-leading education with ICL
Are you interested in attending Continue to Learn at BTME 2020, but put off by the cost?
The ICL Continue to Learn Scholarship offers five BIGGA members the opportunity to attend the world‑leading Continue to Learn at BTME 2020 education programme.
The scholarship, worth approximately £500, comprises three nights’ hotel accommodation and up to 15 hours of education.
Jorge Manso was an ICL Scholar at Continue to Learn 2019 and said: "Our club has a limited budget, meaning I wouldn’t have been able to attend BTME this year. I have been there before, but nothing compared to what I experienced this year. The accommodation was amazing, the seminars and workshops that I attended were all very interesting and inspiring, but the best part was meeting the rest of the scholars and the ICL team. At the end of the day, BTME is all about meeting new and old friends."
“I would encourage people to take advantage of every opportunity BIGGA has to offer and this is one of the best! It will only take a few minutes to apply, but if you put a little bit of effort in to it, the reward is enormous.”
The applicant must be a BIGGA member from one of the following membership categories: Full Member (categories 1A or 1B); Assistant Greenkeeper (in training)(categories 2A or 2B).
Successful applicants will be expected to meet the cost of travel, meals and other personal expenses.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 July 2019 at 5pm.
BIGGA is grateful to our Partner ICL for the continued support of its members through schemes such as the Continue to Learn Scholarship
Blair Shearer, greenkeeper, Dunbar
“The scholarship gave me the opportunity to go to BTME, when otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to. It also provided me with the chance to meet new people and create contacts that will stay with me throughout my career.
“The whole experience from start to finish is fantastic and the seminars on offer cover a huge range of topics, catering to everyone. To have the greatest minds in the industry sharing their knowledge and experience is simply priceless."
Andrew Brown, course manager, Boundary Lakes
“The scholarship was important for our club as it enabled me to attend many workshops and seminars. As the club had money in our budget for education, it enabled me to take another member of the team along.
"I would tell people not to hesitate if they’re thinking of applying. If you’re successful, you will meet some really good people in the same position as yourself and the scholarship will give you the opportunity to sample more of the education than you would have access to normally.”
David Stewart, deputy head greenkeeper, Walmley
“Getting the scholarship to attend BTME was so important to me at my stage in my career. I had finished my Level 3 and I wanted the opportunity to broaden my knowledge in areas that I felt I was lacking due to them not being covered in my previous education.
“ICL looked after us really well and I couldn’t have asked for a better week. I never thought I would get so much done as I did in the days I was there, but having the scholarship made it so much easier. All my education was booked before I arrived and every day was as jam‑packed as I could make it.
“If you’re passionate about what you do and want to gain the invaluable education that’s on offer, then you have to apply for the scholarship. You get everything that BTME has to offer, all sponsored by ICL. All you have to do is make the most of it!”