Golf Course Management HNC

Level: SCQF 7

UCAS Code: 4V67

Available at these campuses: Distance Learning, Elmwood

About the Course

Golf managmementThroughout the course you will develop the competencies, key management skills and knowledge to enable you to find employment in managerial positions within the sports turf sector. You will gain a sound knowledge of greenkeeping practice complemented by the skills and understanding needed for the effective administration of human, physical, biological and financial resources in the golf course environment.

The course combines classroom based activities with visits to a range of golf courses and sports turf events.  The course finishes in June to allow students to progress onto employment at the start of the key recruitment period within the sector.

The course is also available Distance Learning, aimed at Greenkeepers and Course Managers who are in full time employment who would like to continue their studies but are unable to commute to a college on a regular basis.

Distance Learning applicants should have 5 years or more Greenkeeping experience and possess either an SVQ Level 2/3 in Sports Turf or a National Certificate in Greenkeeping. Mature Greenkeepers, with more than 5 years experience with no formal qualifications, are welcome to apply and will be assessed on an individual basis.

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

Progression Opportunities: Upon successful completion of this course students may apply to join Year 2 of the HND Golf Management (Course).

Applications for the distance learning course are now being accepted for September 2019.

Course Duration: 1 year if studied full-time

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a minimum of 2 Scottish Highers (CC)/A Levels (DE). Alternative entry qualifications, such as a related National Certificate are also accepted.

Course Content

Key golf management skills are developed through the following units; Turf Grass Ecology, Soil Science 1, Management of Turf Areas on Golf Courses, History and Development of Golf, Employment and Health and Safety Legislation, Golf Course Budgets, Supervision and Management, Selection and Management of Machinery, Sportsturf Drainage Systems, Design and Construction of Golf Course Features, Golf Course Management: Graded Unit 1.

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 one 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 HNC is delivered over 3 years. Students are required to complete two units between September and December and another two between January and April each year. To complete the HNC there is a requirement to complete 12 credits (11 units). Tutor support is provided. We offer two start dates: September and January.

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