BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate Golf Studies

About the course

This study programme provides you with a comprehensive introduction to Sport and Golf. It is extremely popular with school leavers who wish to combine a practical based training programme with sound theoretical knowledge. The course is designed to give you a broad understanding of golf studies, with a view to progressing to one of our Level 3 Diploma courses, or to start work in the golf industry.

The Level 2 Golf study programme allows learners to continue with their studies whilst competing and playing at a relevant level specific to their ability. As part of the course learners get weekly lessons from PGA qualified coaches as well as the opportunity to take part in the Collegiate & Prospects Tours and gain work experience at European Tour Events.

Course modules

Year 1

Anatomy and physiology for sport

Fitness for sport and exercise

Practical sports performance

Injury and the sports performer

Leading sports activities

Lifestyle and wellbeing

Profiling sports perforrmance

Promotion and sponsorship in sport

Running a sports event

The mind and sports performance

The sports performer in action

Training for personal fitness

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above to include English Language or equivalent qualifications.

You will also be required to provide a golf handicap certificate to demonstrate your golfing ability.

Learning and assessment

Academic theory is taught in lessons that are specifically designed towards the sport of golf where possible. As part of the course you will also have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as the Sport Leaders UK & NCFE awards.

Assessments will include assignments, formal exams and practical work.

Progression

The vast majority of students usually progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Diploma courses if they gain sufficient merits on the Level 2 Diploma.

Careers

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Leisure and Recreation Assistant
  • Sports Coach
  • Armed Forces
  • Sports Retail
  • Sports Instructor
  • Sports Development Assistant

Special requirements

Equipment and/or Clothing: Indoor/outdoor sports/golf kit including waterproofs

Extra Costs: Prospects & Collegiate Tour Entry Fees, Golf Locker, Golf Course Membership, work experience trips

Golf Studies at Myerscough College

Studying golf unlocks the door to a rewarding and exciting career in a sport that spans the globe and is played by more than 60 million people worldwide. Golf is now a profession with a recognised career structure and fantastic employment opportunities both in the UK and overseas. Many of our past students are enjoying great success in all areas of this expanding industry, from professional players and coaches to education, events management and sales and marketing.

If you are serious about the golf business then there is no better place to study than at Myerscough College’s International Institute for Golf Education, in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire.

Our learners – Chris Hanson

Meet Myerscough College alumnus Chris Hanson, who went from Myerscough student to professional golfer and a place on the European Tour leaderboard.

Meet Chris Hanson