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Apprenticeship training course

Advanced golf greenkeeper (level 3)

Assisting with the supervising of the greenkeeping team and the maintenance of the golf course.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Agriculture, environmental and animal care
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Report on the condition of the golf course to the Golf Course Manager and employer.
  • Allocate work and supervise the greenkeeping team in accordance with agreed maintenance plans.
  • Supervise the preparation of the golf course in accordance with the Rules of Golf.
  • Survey, collect, record and interpret data on the golf course including soil and water analysis.
  • Promote good environmental practice on the golf course.
  • Evaluate, plan and prepare and set out sites for renovation on the golf course and the clubhouse surrounds
  • Supervise, plan maintenance, construction, repair and renovation projects on the golf course and clubhouse surrounds.
  • Estimate resource requirements and programme turf maintenance work on the golf course, in accordance with the course policy document.
  • Prepare, establish and maintain golf course playing surfaces.
  • Supervise and carry out the preparation, maintenance and storage of machines for use.
  • Supervise and undertake the operation, maintenance and servicing of irrigation and drainage systems.
  • Plan and supervise the control of weeds, pests and diseases on the golf course.
  • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self, team, others on the golf course and within the maintenance facility.
  • Carry out risk assessments on the golf course and maintenance facility.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the maintenance budgets.
  • Communicate information to greenkeepers, management and golfers, utilising formal and informal methods.
  • Supervise meetings and brief of the greenkeeping team.
  • Assist with the training and mentoring of the greenkeeping team.
  • Use information technology to assist with effective communication and record keeping.
  • Manage their own Continuing Professional Development.

Full information on Advanced golf greenkeeper (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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