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.

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 units of the Diploma are:

  • 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 with The Golf Club Managers’ 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, while being specific to the golf industry, contain some practical skills and competencies 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.

In order to be eligible to enrol on the Level 5 Diploma in Golf Club Management, it is compulsory to be at least an Associate Member of the GCMA.  For further information on our memberships, please contact our Membership Services team at [email protected]

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If you are interested in enrolling on the ASQ Level 5 Diploma in Golf Club Management (or any of the Certificates) please either:

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Upon contacting us and requesting further information, you will receive;

A Candidate Information Pack – which provides further background to the qualifications, to allow you to make the decision on whether to enroll on to a qualification

A ‘Pre Admissions Review’ (PAR) form which should be completed and returned in the event you wish to enroll

Once the PAR form has been reviewed, you will be forwarded an Application Form to make a formal application to enroll. At this point payment for your chosen qualification route will be required.

You will be enrolled on to the most convenient Induction Day for you.