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Coaching Golf and Performance Development Level 2 Diploma at Bridgwater College

Course description

This exciting and new programme aims to engage students who have a career aspiration to work in the world of golf as a coach, administrator or as a player. Golf has 49 different career pathways and developing the next generation of golfers, coaches and administrators is of paramount importance to the industry.

The course enables students to develop and learn about being a professional golf coach and also provide a valuable platform whereby competent students can be equipped to work within the golfing industry and develop their golf performance at the same time.

There are a lot of practical elements to the course and each student will be part of the Colleges Golf Academy and have the opportunity to combine their studies with training, practising and playing golf every day so therefore being a keen participant in golf is also an advantage.

Course content

The course will include both theory and practical elements throughout the programme and each student will study:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in Community Settings (QCF)
  • Junior Golf Leaders Award

You must satisfactorily complete all units of study to achieve the full qualification for each award.

Entry requirements

To gain entry onto the course you will need at least four GCSE grades in the A* – E range or an appropriate Level 1 qualification. Motivation and enthusiasm for Golf is essential.


The course is based on continual assessment and the production of a portfolio of evidence. An assessment can involve:

  • Group work, Project work, Oral presentations, Individual research and report writing
  • Assessment of coaching & delivering coaching sessions
  • Witness statements from industry experts & employers

Future opportunities

he programme aims to progress you onto the Level 3 Diploma in Coaching, Organisation & Performing in Golf. However, there are opportunities of going into the golf industry. There are 49 different types of careers in Golf including: Apprenticeships in Golf, employment at Golf Clubs, marketing and business administration, working within a County Sports Partnership, delivering Golf in Schools as part of a physical education programme or playing golf professionally.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridgwater College directly.

Last updated date: 18 February 2016

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