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Sport (Golf) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Guildford College

Course description

The course aims to provide relevant education and training leading to employment within the golf industry.

The course reflects a vocational approach to a diversified golf industry and aims to give a learning experience combining theoretical course study with practical skills in a competitive environment.

 Facilities at Merrist Wood include an 18-hole, par 72 privately-owned championship golf-course on site, available to students studying golf, a five hectare golf practice area, driving range with fixed yardage markers to 250 yards, large putting green, one all-weather artificial putting green, an indoor swing lab, sports hall, weights room and specialist golf library with over 500 books and journals on golf.

The golf education programme at Merrist Wood offers the opportunity to combine an interest in golf and sport in general, and gain an academic qualification at the same time.

Course content

  • Instructing physical activity
  • Sports development
  • Sports massage
  • Work experience
  • Sport analysis
  • Rules and regulations
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Organising events
  • Sports injuries

Entry requirements

You MUST have completed the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma before applying for this programme.



Written presentations, portfolios, verbal presentations, demonstrations and practicals. There will be clear College submission deadlines which will need to be met. Failure to meet these may result in failure to complete the course.


Future opportunities

You could go onto a Golf Management Degree Level Programme at the College.

Further information

You must be a member of a golf club and have an official CONGU handicap of 14 or below before starting the course and you must also show potential to reduce this to single figures during the course. There will be costs to contribute towards away golf and uniform.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.



How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 June 2016
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