There are four key turfgrass areas on a golf course – greens, tees, fairways and areas of rough, each of which requires a different type of maintenance. Using a range of equipment and machinery safely and competently will play a major part within an apprentices training programme. Golf Greenkeepers will also be involved in hazard, environmental and ecological operations which may include bunker maintenance, planting turf, trees, shrubs and developing wildlife habitats. The skills required to become a competent greenkeeper will be acquired whilst working on the golf course.
By the end of the programme, the apprentice will know when, how and why the range of maintenance operations are carried out.
This standard is recognised by the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Professional Body for Greenkeepers. At the start of the apprenticeship the apprentice will be registered with BIGGA. Upon completion of this standard the apprentice will be eligible to join BIGGA as a full member and become a BIGGA Accredited Greenkeeper.
5 GCSE’s at Grade D/3 or above (including Maths and English and Science) or other equivalent vocational qualifications. Learners must achieve English and Maths at Level 1 prior to completion of this apprenticeship. Other entry requirements may be set by individual employers.
The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard.
Job opportunities will be enhanced for those apprentices who have completed the programme with promotion to more senior positions within a golf club facility or the option to progress by working in other sports facilities such as a Grounds Maintenance Operator/Technician.
Dates & Fees
|Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Mode of Attendance||Days of the Week||No of sessions|
|We run on demand. Contact us for dates.||Apprenticeship|
|Total Fee Full Cost||Total Fee 19-23||Total Fee 24+|
Learners will need access to a PC/laptop to develop their e-portfolio. You may be required to purchase PPE and/or tools to use at work.
Suitable work clothes and steel toe-capped safety boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor. Waterproofs/change of clothes in case of inclement weather Gloves. Writing Materials - notebook and pen.
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