Hartpury College
BTEC

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Performance and Excellence in Golf)

Course Overview

This Extended Diploma provides you with the opportunity to improve your own golfing skills and performance while gaining knowledge and an understanding of the world of elite golfers. You will investigate the techniques used to identify talent and analyse the performances of world-class golfers utilising these techniques.

One of the world’s most popular sports, the industry has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, due to the launch of a government initiative that encouraged the development of 800 new golf clubs in the UK. Today there are over 3,000 clubs nationally and approximately 6,000 professionals.

The principles of coaching, psychology, nutrition and injuries are just some of the golf-related subject areas that will be explored. The outstanding sports facilities on campus will help to bring your academic studies to life, enabling you to put into practice what you learn in the classroom.

Students have access to an excellent range of sports and golf specific facilities including: 10 bay golf driving range on campus, including swing studio and golf simulator, artificial putting green, two bunkered short game areas and 9 hole pitch and putt course. GASP computerised coaching package available.

All golf students will receive a membership at a local golf course in order for them to fully participate on the programme. Coaching available on request, delivered by three fully qualified PGA professionals.

This course has strong links with the Golf Academy allowing some students to represent the college at the highest levels of college golf..

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here

Entry Requirements

GCSE

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include mathematics and English language

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In Brief

Duration

2 Years

Tuition fees

Students under 19 on 31 August 2016 are free (full time courses only). Examination fees for main qualifications are also free.

Students aged 19 to 23 may need to pay tuition fees. We may be able to waive your fees if you are unemployed and receiving Jobseekers Allowance, studying your first full level 2 qualification or level 3 qualification. Please visit this page for more information.

Students aged 24 and over. You may need to pay for your course, please visit this page for more information on 24+ loans.

Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all students and covers the cost of outside visits, special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration.

When should I apply

We welcome applications for September 2016 entry from October 2015 onwards. You do not have to wait for your GCSE results.

How to apply

Please download the application form. Please note: you can complete this form on your computer and then print it to send back to us - you are unable to save. We will then contact you to arrange an interview.

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Course breakdown

In both years of study, you will spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions at a local golf course.

Structure

    • Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People
    • The Physiology of Fitness, Sports Coaching
    • Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
    • Sports Nutrition, The Athletes Lifestyle
    • Assessing Risk in Sport
    • Current Issues in Sport
    • Psychology for Sports Performance
    • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

    * You will spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions

    • Fitness Training and Programming
    • Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport
    • Sports Injuries, Sport as a Business
    • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
    • Analysis of Sports Performance
    • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
    • Talent Identification and Development
    • Organising Sports Events

    * You will spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions

Career Opportunities

When you have successfully completed this course you can progress on to a Foundation degree or full Honours degree level dependent on your overall achievement. Alternatively, you could go on to study for your Professional Golfers’ Association qualification.

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