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Sport (Performance & Excellence in Golf) - Level 3 Extended Diploma at HARTPURY COLLEGE

Course description

This Extended Diploma provides you with the opportunity to improve your own golfing skills and performance while gaining knowledge and an understanding of the world of elite golfers. You will investigate the techniques used to identify talent and analyse the performances of world-class golfers utilising these techniques.

One of the world’s most popular sports, the industry has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, due to the launch of a government initiative that encouraged the development of 800 new golf clubs in the UK. Today there are over 3,000 clubs nationally and approximately 6,000 professionals.

Course content

In both years of study, you will spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions at a local golf course. 

Year 1:-


  • Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People
  • The Physiology of Fitness, Sports Coaching
  • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
  • Sports Nutrition, The Athletes Lifestyle
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

            *You will spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions.

Year 2:-


    • Fitness Training and Programming
    • Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport
    • Sports Injuries, Sport as a Business
    • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
    • Analysis of Sports Performance
    • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
    • Talent Identification and Development
    • Organising Sports Events

    * You will spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions



Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include

  • English Language and Mathematics.

Financial information

Students under 19 on 31 August 2015 are free (full time courses only). Examination fees for main qualifications are also free.

Students aged 19 to 23 may need to pay tuition fees. We may be able to waive your fees if you are unemployed and receiving Jobseekers Allowance, studying your first full level 2 qualification or level 3 qualification. Please visit this page for more information.

Students aged 24 and over. You may need to pay for your course, please visit this page for more information on 24+ loans.

Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all students and covers the cost of outside visits, special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration.

Future opportunities

When you have successfully completed your BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Performance and Excellence in Golf), you can progress on to higher education at Foundation degree or full Honours degree level dependent on your overall achievement. Alternatively, you could go on to study for your Professional Golfers’ Association qualification.

Further information

The principles of coaching, psychology, nutrition and injuries are just some of the golf-related subject areas that will be explored. The outstanding sports facilities on campus will help to bring your academic studies to life, enabling you to put into practice what you learn in the classroom.

Students have access to an excellent range of sports and golf specific facilities including: 10 bay golf driving range on campus, including swing studio and golf simulator, artificial putting green, two bunkered short game areas and 9 hole pitch and putt course. GASP computerised coaching package available.

All golf students will receive a membership at a local golf course in order for them to fully participate on the programme. Coaching available on request, delivered by three fully qualified PGA professionals.

This course has strong links with the Golf Academy allowing some students to represent the college at the highest levels of college golf..

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact HARTPURY COLLEGE directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2016
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