Diploma in Golf Club Management

Representing a fundamental shift to the approach to professional education in golf club management, the three partner organisations of the Golf Club Management Partnership – GCMA, PGA and BIGGA have combined forces to create the ASQ L5 Diploma in Golf Club Management.

Suitable for, and open to all levels of skills and experience, this accredited golf specific qualification is perfectly suited for existing managers, and those looking to move into the profession, perhaps from related roles in the golf industry.

The Diploma can be studied at your own pace, over a maximum of three years, to accommodate the varying schedules of working managers, or aspiring industry professionals. With an emphasis on flexible learning it will be delivered through a combination of online and face to face workshops.

Training and education that has been previously undertaken, and is relevant to this new qualification, can be recognised through a formal process in order that course work is not unnecessarily repeated.

The Diploma covers all the core skills required to manage a golf club, and notably will be an ASQ externally quality assured qualification, visible on the framework of regulated qualifications.

The next induction date is 6th April 2022 and will be in person (unless the government change the regulations pertaining to COVID restrictions).

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  • Leading And Managing People in a Golf Club
  • Managing Change in a Golf Club
  • Managing The Operations of a Golf Club
  • Marketing of a Golf Club
  • Managing The Finances of a Golf Club
  • Understand Personal and Enterprising Behaviours and Skills
  • Keeping Up to Date With Legislation of a Golf Club
  • Developing and Managing a Socially Responsible Golf Club
  • Managing Innovation and Growth in a Golf Club

For anyone looking to specialise in a particular area of the industry, or to supplement existing experience, there will be an option to complete pre-defined, individual ASQ Level 5 Certificates (Golf Operations and Management of People; Finance, Legislation and Marketing in Golf; and Enterprise, Innovation and Management of Change in Golf) within an 18 month period.  If all three Certificates are successfully completed you will be awarded the Diploma in Golf Club Management.

The qualifications have been developed in partnership by The Golf Club Management Association (GCMA) The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), and the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), alongside the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative, (SFEDI). They are awarded via the Associated Sports Qualifications (ASQ) awarding body.

The units, whilst being specific to the Golf Industry contain some practical skills and competences that compare to other Level 5 business and management general units.

The units have been developed by, and based on SFEDI business and enterprise National Occupational Standards.

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