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Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper Apprenticeship

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Subject

Horticulture

Level

Level 2

Study Mode

Full-Time

Duration

2 years

Start Date

Any Time

The course

This apprenticeship will prepare you for work as a golf greenkeepe. As an apprentice you will have a job and a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the golf greenkeeping industry.

Following completion of this course you will also be eligible to join the British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA).

Course Information

  • To develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours as required for employment and future career progression within the industry.
  • Preparing golf courses for play, including removing morning dew, raking bunkers, moving tree markers and cutting new holes on greens
  • Applying turf treatments to produce quality playing surfaces
  • Maintaining and renovating bunkers
  • Preparing and using equipment to maintain and renovate all turf surfaces

You will need appropriate employment in the golf-greenkeeping industry. It is preferable that you have a minimum GCSE grade 3/D in English and Maths.

You will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours through theory and practical-based lessons.

You will be released from work one day per week to undertake training at college.

Employed within the industry, you will work 30 - 40 hours per week.
You will be assessed through an end point assessment (EPA) and graded pass, merit or distinction. Please note that the duration does not include the EPA.
  • Stationery such as pens and paper
  • An electronic device to access online learning, i.e. a laptop
  • Boots and appropriate outdoor wear for practical sessions
More advanced courses and apprenticeships are available at the college for further progression.
Following completion of this course you will be able to work as an accredited greenkeeper.

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