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Apprenticeship training course

Golf course manager (level 5)

Responsible for the management of the golf course, resources and staff, on behalf of their employer.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national diploma (HND).
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Agriculture, environmental and animal care
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Manage, promote and maintain a healthy, safe and secure maintenance facility and golf course for their staff, golfers and members of the public.
  • Plan, monitor, evaluate and manage golf course maintenance and the environment in accordance with the Golf Course Policy document.
  • Manage the allocation of human and physical resources, equipment and supply chain for projects and tasks on a day to day basis.
  • Plan and manage the maintenance and replacement of machinery and equipment.
  • Plan and manage the control of weeds, pests and diseases and their impact on plant health and pathology.
  • Analyse and interpret a range of data collected from the golf course and the management of sustainable playing surfaces.
  • Plan and manage projects, including the construction of golf course features and events.
  • Manage water applied and removed from the golf course, including irrigation and drainage.
  • Develop and review a Golf Course Policy document in co-operation with the employer.
  • Identify and determine policies and strategies for the development of the golf course, in line with Golf Course Policy document.
  • Prepare, submit and manage maintenance budgets and capital expenditure proposals.
  • Conduct, manage and review risk assessments on equipment, materials, people and facilities.
  • Communicate to golf course staff, colleagues, golfers and others on a range of subjects.
  • Manage the recruitment, selection and induction of staff and the performance, training, equality and diversity of the greenkeeping team.
  • Manage conflict, discipline and grievances within the team and others.
  • Motivate and encourage excellence within the greenkeeping team.
  • Organise and manage meetings with the greenkeeping team and others.
  • Promote the golf club and its core values, as determined by the employer.
  • Encourage a customer service culture within the greenkeeping team.
  • Manage their own Continuing Professional Development.
  • Make presentations both written and verbal to the greenkeeping team, management and golfers.
  • Use information technology to manage the golf course through data collection and analysis.

Full information on Golf course manager (level 5) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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