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Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct. However, the College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including content, dates, times, venues, fees payable, concessions available, terms and conditions.
Content / Overview
The course aims to provide relevant education and training leading to employment within the golf industry. The course reflects a vocational approach to a diversified golf industry and aims to give a learning experience combining theoretical course study with practical skills in a competitive environment.
All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.
- Anatomy and physiology
- Fitness training and programming for health, sport and well-being
- Professional development
- Sports coaching
- Fitness testing
- Sports performance
Why Study Here
Facilities at Merrist Wood include an 18-hole, par 72 privately-owned championship golf-course on site, available to students studying golf, a five hectare golf practice area, driving range with fixed yardage markers to 250 yards, large putting green, one all-weather artificial putting green, an indoor swing lab, sports hall, weights room and specialist golf library with over 500 books and journals on golf.
The golf education programme at Merrist Wood offers the opportunity to combine an interest in golf and sport in general, and gain an academic qualification at the same time.
Application followed by individual interview
At least four GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above. You will also need experience of playing golf and will need to pass the reference and interview process. A current handicap of 14 or below is highly recommended.
Lectures, practicals, demonstrations and guest lectures
Independent study will be required to complete assignments in order to meet deadlines. There will be an expectation that you will partake in regular training sessions in your own time to maintain an appropriate level of fitness for this course.
Written presentations, portfolios, verbal presentations, demonstrations and practicals. There will be clear College submission deadlines which will need to be met. Failure to meet these may result in failure to complete the course.
You must be a member of a golf club and have an official CONGU handicap of 14 or below before starting the course and you must also show potential to reduce this to single figures during the course. There will be costs to contribute towards away golf and uniform.
Through a clear information and guidance session at interview, learners will be advised the right course to enrol on.
All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.
There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').