Approx. duration: 24 months
Start date: Anytime
Attendance: Workplace delivery occasional visits to Suffolk Rural Campus
Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability . You may be required to come in and undertake an interview or assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths and English 9-4/A-C or a commitment to undertake Level 2 maths and English. It also recommended the Apprentice also achieve Level 1 ICT. Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.
On programme Learning: Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1) along with either Boom Sprayer (PA2) or Handheld Applicators (PA6). English and Maths (if required) to achieve level 2
End-point assessment: Lantra
Progression: On completion of this apprenticeship, an Advanced Golf Greenkeeper will have the opportunity to progress into more senior positions within the golf club facility or an option to progress by working in other sport facilities such as Ground Maintenance Operator/Technician, Irrigation, Spray or Machinery Technician. Progression onto Golf course manager standard.
Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship is for those who wish to develop their core skills, knowledge and behaviours, allowing them to work effectively with supervision in a working environment. As an advanced Golf Greenkeeper you will develop the skills towards a supervisory role of the greenkeeping team and the maintenance of the golf course. You will also assist in the planning, supervising and implementing the maintenance, care and overall appearance of a golf course in line with the employer’s requirements. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.