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Ian Woosnam Golf Academy Level 3 Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

Calling all golf enthusiasts! This is your chance to train with the acclaimed Ian Woosnam Academy at Malkins Bank Golf Club in Sandbach.

You will develop vital skills to prepare you for a career in the golfing industry, working with dedicated PGA coaches to develop your own training programmes.

The Academy gives everybody the opportunity to get into golf develop their game with one to one coaching with PGA qualified professionals. Whether looking for a career in golf or just wanting to learn a game that link businesses worldwide, this course will cater for your needs working primarily on developing your swing but also studying each of the following areas:

  • Sports Physiology
  • Psychology & Nutrition
  • Green keeping
  • Golf Operations
  • Hospitality
  • Customer Service
  • Sales

You will gain:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology (1/2 unit)
  • The physiology of fitness (1/2 unit)
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Sports nutrition
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Technical and tactical skills in sport
  • The athlete’s lifestyle
  • Sports coaching
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise
  • Sports injuries
  • Analysis of sports performance
  • Sport and exercise massage
  • Organising sports events
  • Sport as a business
  • Work experience in sport
  • Research investigation in sport and exercise sciences
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

You will study 12 units from the list above for the Diploma option

Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, Maths and preferably Science or PE, or
  • „Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit or Distinction grade or equivalent Level 2 Diploma
  • You must be able to demonstrate an interest in golf. A high level of ability isn’t required to access the academy, but it is expected that you have some experience of playing golf. Training will then be based on your current level of performance

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Degree in a sports related area

Career options

  • Nutritionist
  • Gym instructor
  • Coach
  • Physio’s assistant
  • Teacher
  • Referee
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Golf Professional (through further PGA education)
  • Golf shop assistant
  • Green keeping
  • Golf sales

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.