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Golf Studies - BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Myerscough College

Course description

The new Level 3 Diploma qualifications (formerly National Award and National Certificate) are popular options for school leavers and young adults. They combine practical-based skills with academic theory and classroom study. The Subsidiary Diploma is a one-year, six-unit, course broadly equivalent to one A Level, whilst the two-year, 12-unit, Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels and is ideal for progression to Higher Education. Students who successfully complete the Subsidiary Diploma can, if they wish, progress directly to the second year of the Diploma.

Course content

In year one, students learn how to assess risk in golf (health and safety requirements), the principles of anatomy and physiology and the physiology of fitness and fitness testing. Additional units cover fitness training and programming (designing and delivering training routines), golf coaching and psychology for
golf performance.
Students who choose the two-year Diploma route can further their interests during the second year of their programme. Core units include sports nutrition and the technical and tactical skills associated with the game. Students also examine the
lifestyles of professional sports performers, focusing on public appearances, media interviews and financial management. Further units cover analysing sports performance, current issues in golf (the development of sport in the UK, media and
technological influences and barriers to participation) and rules, regulations and officiating in golf.
In addition to obtaining the Level 3 qualification, students on the two-year Diploma also undertake the NCFE Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies and the Sports Leaders Level 2 Award in Sport Leadership.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language and Maths or Science), or an Intermediate Level course (e.g. Level 2 Diploma at Merit including at least one Functional Skill at Level 2), or equivalent qualifications.


A wide range of assessment methods are used during the course, to enable all students the opportunity to maximise their success.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma will enable students to progress to Higher Education if desired, although students seeking a more academic course should also consider the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Golf Studies which contains an additional six units compared to the Diploma.

Myerscough College offers Foundation Degrees, with Honours progression, in Golf Coaching, Golf Management and Golf Performance.
Career Opportunities include:
  • Golf Professional
  • Golf Club Management
  • Sport and Golf Retailing
  • Golf Coaching and Development
  • Golf Sales Representatives

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 14 October 2016
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