Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper


Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
HACF HR191E05/19/1 Apprenticeship

Course Information

This course is ideal if you want to work in the Golf Green Keeping industry. It provides you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for you to progress your career.


Overview

Qualification
  • Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper
Course Content
  • You will be required to undertake and have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge and behaviours in order to complete this apprenticeship. These include:

    Preparing the golf course for play
    Preparing and using specialist equipment to maintain and renovate turf surfaces
    Applying turf treatments and controlling weeds, fungal diseases, pests and turf disorders
    Maintaining and renovating bunkers
    Maintaining drainage and irrigation systems
    How to identify plants and trees
    Soil and plant biology
    Basic computer skills

    If you do not already hold Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (GCSE grade 2 or E), you will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English prior to taking the end-point assessment.

    This standard is recognised by the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Professional Body for Greenkeepers. At the start of the apprenticeship the apprentice will be registered with BIGGA. Upon completion of this standard the apprentice will be eligible to join BIGGA as a full member and become a BIGGA Accredited Greenkeeper. You will be required to attend college one day a week.
Entry Requirements
  • GCSE grade 2 or E in maths and English or level 1 functional skills in maths and English.

    Entry is subject to a successful interview and you will undertake an initial assessment in maths and English regardless of previous qualifications. You must be working under a suitable and relevant contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week. If you do not have an employer, we may be able to help you find one.
Next Steps
  • You will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard or to continue working within the industry.
Career Opportunities
  • Job opportunities will be enhanced for those apprentices who have completed the programme with promotion to more senior positions within a golf club facility or the option to progress by working in other sports facilities such as a Grounds Maintenance Operator/Technician.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
Throughout the Year Dependant on apprenticeship
Attendance
Mode of attendance
Full-Time
Timetable
Day of the week Number of sessions
Dependant on apprenticeship Dependant on apprenticeship
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students. Students will also earn a full-time wage while they are working for their apprenticeship employer.
You will need access to a PC/laptop to develop your e-portfolio.You may be required to purchase PPE and/or tools to use at work.

Materials Required

Suitable work clothes and steel toe-capped safety boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor. Waterproofs/change of clothes in case of inclement weather. Gloves. Writing Materials - notebook and pen.


What's next?

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