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Advanced Golf Greenkeeper

Assisting with supervising the greenkeeping team and maintaining the golf course.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £7,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • preparation of the golf course in accordance with the Rules of Golf
  • prepare, establish and maintain golf course playing surfaces
  • preparation, maintenance and storage of machinery
  • supervise the greenkeeping team
  • control of weeds, pests and diseases on the golf course

Apprentices must have achieved the following before taking their end-point assessment:

  • level 2 English and maths (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
  • level 2 award in safe use of pesticides (PA1)
  • either PA2 (boom sprayer) or PA6 (hand-held applicators)
Professional registration

Accreditation to British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA).

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Lantra Awards Limited
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.