Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification
Develop personal performance and maintain working relationships
Monitor and maintain health and safety
Use and maintain equipment and machines
Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments
Present and maintain turf playing surfaces for golf
Renovate and repair sports turf surfaces
Establish plants outdoors
Prepare golf course for play
Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers but typically potential apprentices will have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grades A-D (including Maths and English and Science) or other equivalent vocational qualifications. Employers, who recruit apprentices without the above levels of qualifications, will have to ensure they achieve level 1 in English and maths as part of their Apprenticeship.
Learning and assessment
End knowledge test
30% of Grading - 39 Questions (2 hours)
Trainee statement/Portfolio of evidence
20% of Grading - Externally set. Internally and externally marked
Course walk/Practical end assessment
50% of Grading - Expected to last 5-6 hours in the workplace
Myerscough College tutors and employers will determine a point in the learning journey when the end point assessment is appropriate. Apprentices will be graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction which will be calculated depending on the weighting and the grade achieved by the Apprentice in each of the end assessment components.
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 join BIGGA as a full member and become a BIGGA Accredited Greenkeeper.
The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard.
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 or the option to progress by working in other sports facilities such as a Grounds Maintenance Operator/Technician.
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