As an apprentice you will have a job and a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the horticulture industry. This apprenticeship standard at Level 2 will prepare you for work as a golf greenkeeper and comprises of an end point assessment and Functional Skills (English and Maths).
- Preparing golf courses for play, including removing morning dew, raking bunkers, moving tree markers and cutting new holes on greens
- Applying turf treatments to produce quality playing surfaces
- Maintaining and renovating bunkers
- Preparing and using equipment to maintain and renovate all turf surfaces.
This apprenticeship usually takes between 18 and 24 months to complete.
More advanced courses are available at the college for further progression.
Work as an accredited greenkeeper. You will also be eligible to join the British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA).
You must have GCSE English and Maths at grade D or 3 or equivalent. You must also pass an initial assessment, secure work within golf greenkeeping as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.