Golf Greenkeeping Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This apprenticeship is for anyone who wants to work, or currently works as part of the greenkeeping and golf industry and prefers combining their practical abilities with the development of knowledge and understanding of greenkeeping activities. It provides the perfect opportunity to work in a wide range of environmental situations with links, parkland and heathland golf courses throughout the UK.

You will work with your employer for four days a week and train for one day either at your workplace or at our Cannington campus, making use of the College’s excellent facilities as well as using an e-portfolio to collate your work.

Subjects may include:

  • Maintaining the health of sports turf
  • Presenting and repairing sports turf
  • Use and maintain equipment and machinery
  • Prepare and operate a tractor and attachments
  • Health and safety

Our qualified and experienced staff ensure those who complete this qualification are fully trained to the latest industry standard. They work with you and your employer to ensure you have the best experience and outcome while having access to our high quality commercial golf course.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through a variety of methods including the completion of the Greenkeeper Training logbook, practical assessments, written coursework and a final assessment involving a multiple choice underpinning knowledge paper, practical assessment at our golf course and a personal statement.

Progression Options

You could progress to supervisory level employment within the industry or the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Sports Turf. Alternatively you could find employment.

Course Summary

Course Title Golf Greenkeeping Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the A* to E or 9 to 2 range , and either hold or have the
ability to achieve a D to E in English and Maths GCSEs (3 to 2), or Level 1
Functional skills qualification. Entry is subject to a successful interview and
you will undertake an initial assessment in English and Maths.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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