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Duration of Apprenticeship: The apprenticeship will typically take a minimum of 36 months for a person to complete their education and training to become fully competent. However, this would depend on the previous experience of the candidate and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competencies.
Entry Requirements: Individual employers will set their own selection criteria but typically candidates will hold an existing Level 3 qualification in Greenkeeping or equivalent and have some supervisory experience.
It is recommended that an apprentice also achieves level 1 ICT as part of their apprenticeship (if not already achieved).
Most candidates will have achieved grade C or above in English and Maths at GCSE level prior to commencement of their apprenticeship. However, should a candidate not have reached this level, employers will have to ensure they achieve Level 2 in English and maths.
Introduction: A Golf Course Manager, (sometimes employers prefer to title the job Head Greenkeeper) is required to have excellent management skills as well as a high level of technical, agronomic and mechanical knowledge and skills.
A Golf Course Manager is responsible for the management of the golf course, resources and staff, on behalf of their employer. They plan and implement maintenance schedules for the golf course and equipment and are responsible for the allocation of work, recruitment of staff to the greenkeeping team and will implement human resource polices within their team. They will implement strategic and budgetary plans. It is their job to oversee the production of quality playing surface and ensure the course offers a consistent challenge and an enjoyable experience for golfers.
The Golf Course Manager’s role can take you wherever the game of is played, from working on a small 9-hole golf course to large internationally renowned facilities, including Championship courses.
This Standard includes the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to become a competent Golf Course Manager and reflect the diversity of the occupation.
A Golf Course Manager must be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding:
A Golf Course Manager must know and understand:
The Behaviours of a Golf Course Manager:
Golf club employers are very customer focused and require their Golf Course Manager to have professional inter personal skills and behaviours to ensure success in their current and future roles as an individual and in meeting the company’s business aims and objectives.
The behaviours required by a Golf Course Manager are:
Professional Recognition and Career Progression:
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 become a full member of BIGGA and gain BIGGA Accreditation.
Job opportunities will also be enhanced for those apprentices who have completed the programme with promotion to more senior positions within a golf club facility, such as Golf Club Manager, Estates Manager or Director of Golf or a management position in another sector.
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