Golf Course Management HND

Level: SCQF 8

UCAS Code: 1J41

Available at these campuses: Distance Learning, Elmwood

About the Course

Golf managementThis course is designed to develop the competencies required by a Golf Course Manager and provide a sound knowledge of greenkeeping practice; including human resources, financial resource management and managerial skills relevant to the management of golf facilities. You will also gain specialist knowledge relevant to the biological management of a golf course: soil science, plant protection.

In this course candidates sound knowledge of Greenkeeping practice will be complemented by the knowledge, skill and understanding needed for the effective administration of human, physical, biological and financial resources in the golf course environment.

This course is also available Distance Learning. Here the course is aimed at Greenkeepers and Course Managers who are in full or part time employment and who would like to continue their studies but are unable to attend college.

In order to undertake the course by Distance Learning you must have a current HNC Golf Course Management or HNC Golf Management (within the last five years). The HNC units form part of the HND therefore it is essential that students have already achieved these.

For Distance Learning enquiries please contact Fiona Keith directly on 01334 658931 fiona.keith@sruc.ac.uk.

We are currently accepting applications for those wishing to start in September 2018.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at CC or A-Levels at DE or Certificate in a relevant subject / SVQ Greenkeeping at SCQF Level 5. National 5 (A-C) or equivalent pass in English and Maths.

Course Content

Key golf management skills are developed through the following units:

Integrated Management of the Golf Course Environment, Golf Course Irrigation Systems, Managing Turf Playing Performance, Human Resource Management: Introduction, History and Development of Golf (if not previously achieved) or IT in Business Spreadsheets, Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness, Marketing: An Introduction, Plant Protection, Golf Course Management: Graded Unit 2, Integrated Pest Management for Sportsturf, Managing Structures and Non-turf Areas on a Golf Course, Project Management: An Introduction, Contemporary Golf Industry, Soil Science 2, Landscape Industry: Specification and Estimation, Understanding Golf Tourism.

Full Time
The course is delivered over 34 weeks. Classroom based theory activities are combined with golf course visits, work experience at tournaments including the Dunhill Links Championship. There is also a day per week at Elmwood Campus Golf Course for students who wish to improve their practical skills on a wide range of modern equipment.

Distance Learning
This course is delivered through the provision of online distance learning materials. No attendance is required at college. The HND is delivered over 3 years. Students are required to complete three units/credits between September and December and another three between January and April each year. To complete the HND there is a requirement to complete 30 credits, 18 credits from this course and 12 credits from prior completion of the HNC. Tutor support is provided. We offer two start dates: September and January.