Golf Greenkeeping Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or contact 01278 441234 if you have an employer. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

This apprenticeship includes the Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping, and has been developed by the Golf Training Council (GTC) in consultation with employers, training providers and the golf industry. It offers a rounded qualification that includes essential knowledge, skill and behaviours needed to work in the industry. Units include all mowing activities, course preparation, health and safety and plant identification. Past learners have won awards, including the coveted Saltex Cup and have benefited from learning at the College’s own golf course.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through an end-point assessment including a personal statement, practical assessment and knowledge paper. Your knowledge and skills will be continually assessed through building an e-portfolio, completing written questions and practical assessments in the workplace. You will also receive regular feedback from your employer.

Progression Options

This is a qualification that can take you around the world, working for golf courses. You find employment at supervisory level, or as a grounds person or sales representative. Alternatively, you could continue your studies with a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Golf Greenkeeping Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 9 to 2 (A* to E) range including English and maths,
or an appropriate Level 1 Functional Skills qualification. Course entry is
subject to an initial assessment in English and maths in order to determine the
appropriate level of study, and a successful interview is
required.

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Spotlight

Once I complete my course, my dream is to work for The National Trust or travel and find employment in gardens abroad. The course has helped me see all the opportunities available to me, so I feel confident my future looks bright.

India Moule

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