Golf Greenkeeping Apprenticeship

Course overview

This apprenticeship offers you a high quality route into a rewarding career in the golf greenkeeping industry. Earn while you learn with a full-time paid job alongside your training.

You will develop a strong foundation of knowledge in the science of maintaining a pitch and will put this into practice with hands-on, skilled work.

There will be revision sessions and mock theory tests at the end of each term, to ready you for end-point assessment. We offer tuition in English and Maths at Levels 1 and 2. You will be given an e-portfolio in which to evidence skills and knowledge you have gained during the programme, through work and study. You will keep a journal, logging progress, to share with your tutor and assessor.

After completing your training an external end-point assessment will take place, including an online knowledge test, observation of your practical skills and a professional discussion in which you showcase what you have learned. 

You will learn

  • The rules of golf
  • The science of nomenclature and plant growth
  • How to use and maintain non-powered and hand-held powered equipment
  • How to establish seed and turf
  • Pest and disease identification
  • How weather impacts ground conditions and usage
Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements but we interview all applicants to determine their capacity to successfully complete all elements of the course.

If you complete this apprenticeship you have the option to progress onto the Advanced Golf Greenkeeping Apprenticeship.