Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite Golf Studies

About the course

The College offers opportunity to study at level 3 (A level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of Golf Studies - encompassing practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills. It is a popular option for both school leavers and successful Level 2 Diploma students. The course incorporates a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises.

Course modules

Subsidiary Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for sports performers.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology of sports performance

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of golf and developing techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a golf coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for sports performers.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology of sports performance

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of golf and developing techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a golf coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Analysis of sports performance

Explores the performance demands of golf and how to analyse them.

Current issues in sport

Explores the development of sport throughout the ages, the UK sports industry, participation trends and barriers such as cultural influences.

Rules, regulations and officiating in sport

Looks at the rules of golf and the roles and responsibilities of the officials e.g. starter.

Sports nutrition

Provides a broad understanding of the importance of nutrition and hydration to a variety of sports participants.

Technical and tactical skills in sport

Enables learners to assess their own and others technical and tactical skills, and plan their own golf development.

The athlete's lifestyle

Examines aspects of the athletes' lifestyles, as well as duties that they will have to undertake as part of their professional role in golf, for example public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

Extended Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for sports performers.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology of sports performance

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of golf and developing techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a golf coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Exercise, health and lifestyle

Allows learners to assess the lifestyle of a golfer, provide advice on lifestyle improvement and plan a health-related physical activity programme.

Sports nutrition

Provides a broad understanding of the importance of nutrition and hydration to a variety of sports participants.

Technical and tactical skills in sport

Enables learners to assess their own and others technical and tactical skills, and plan their own golf development.

The athlete's lifestyle

Examines aspects of the athletes' lifestyles, as well as duties that they will have to undertake as part of their professional role in golf, for example public appearances, media interviews and financial management.

Physical education and the care of children and young people

Develop an understanding of teaching and instructing within a sports setting.

Rules, regulations and officiating in sport

Looks at the rules of golf and the roles and responsibilities of the officials e.g. starter.

Sports facilities and operational management

The aim of this unit is for learners to investigate the aims, objectives and resources of sports and leisure facilities. It will also give learners the opportunity to develop their skills for working in these facilities.

Analysis of sports performance

Explores the performance demands of golf and how to analyse them.

Current issues in sport

Explores the development of sport throughout the ages, the UK sports industry, participation trends and barriers such as cultural influences.

Organising sports events

Explores the concepts, knowledge, skills and qualities needed to successfully lead a golf event.

Sport as a business

Looks at the core skills used by sports businesses and the key aspects of business and management including organisation, structure, finance, legislation and marketing.

90 Credit Diploma

Assessing risk in sport

Makes the learner aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

Fitness training and programming

Looks at planning fitness training sessions and designing fitness training programmes for sports performers.

Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport

Explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also the fundamentals of the energy systems.

Psychology of sports performance

Develops understanding of the psychological dimensions of golf and developing techniques to improve sporting performance.

Sports coaching

Develops understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a golf coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

The physiology of fitness

Provides an opportunity to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Provides an understanding of fitness testing and the importance of health screening and health monitoring tests.

Exercise, health and lifestyle

Allows learners to assess the lifestyle of a golfer, provide advice on lifestyle improvement and plan a health-related physical activity programme.

Sports facilities and operational management

The aim of this unit is for learners to investigate the aims, objectives and resources of sports and leisure facilities. It will also give learners the opportunity to develop their skills for working in these facilities.

Physical education and the care of children and young people

Develop an understanding of teaching and instructing within a sports setting.

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma - (60 credits in 1 year)

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language and Maths or Science), or an Intermediate Level course (e.g. Level 2 Diploma at Pass including at least one Functional Skill at Level 2) or equivalent qualifications.

Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma - (90 credits in 1 years)

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English Language plus one course specific GCSE such as Science, Biology or PE or an Intermediate Level course (eg First Diploma at Distinction including at least one Functional Skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.

Level 3 BTEC Diploma (120 credits in two years)

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language and Maths or Science), or an Intermediate Level course (e.g. Level 2 Diploma at Pass including at least one Functional Skill at Level 2) or equivalent qualifications.

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - (180 credits in 2 years) (year 1 is a 90 credit stand alone Diploma)

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English Language plus one course specific GCSE such as Science, Biology or PE or an Intermediate Level course (eg First Diploma at Distinction including at least one Functional Skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.

In addition Learning Areas may apply specific agreed aptitude assessments that assist selection.

Applicants for all courses in Golf Studies are expected to show a strong commitment to the industry and a strong personal statement.

Learning and assessment

These courses give a good technical training and education providing a vocational alternative to A Levels and the opportunity for successful students to progress to Higher Education. Students will also receive training and assessment in a large range of additional qualifications, which will enhance their employability.

Assessments will include assignments, presentations and reports. There are no formal examinations on the Level 3 BTEC Diploma.

Progression

As a course equivalent to A Level the Level 3 BTEC Diploma suite is an ideal spring board for progression to a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree depending on UCAS points gained.

Careers

Employment opportunities in Golf and its related industries are currently very good. The Subsidiary, Diploma and Extended Diploma Golf Studies provide the qualification and experience for entry into the industry at an operational level with future prospects for management.

Special requirements

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

Additional costs that are essential to the course include:

Clothing – £70

Additional costs that are optional to the course include:

Trips – ranging from £40-£650

Enrichment - £100 joining fee plus events ranging from £25-£70

Gym membership - £150

Golf membership inc locker - £60

Golf locker - £20

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