Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping
(at present only available in England)
The new Golf Greenkeeper Apprenticeship is available to all Golf Greenkeepers regardless of age and on successful completion candidates will have a Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping qualification. Apprentices can be existing or new employees at the Golf Club and through their apprenticeship they will gain wider skills and knowledge to progress within their chosen greenkeeping career.
An Apprentice's View
This City & Guilds Level 2 qualification has the following mandatory units:
- Unit 001 - Develop Personal Performance and Maintain Working Relationships
- Unit 002 - Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety
- Unit 003 - Use and Maintain Equipment and Machines
- Unit 004 - Prepare and Operate a Tractor with Attachments
- Unit 005 - Present and Maintain Turf Playing Surfaces for Golf
- Unit 006 - Renovate and Repair Sports Surfaces
- Unit 007 - Establish Plants Outdoors
- Unit 008 - Prepare Golf Course for Play
The skills required to become a competent Golf Greenkeeper will be acquired whilst working on the golf course. By the end of study, the Golf Greenkeeping Apprentice will know when, how and when to carry out the range of maintenance operations required to maintain a good quality playing surface, ensuring an enjoyable experience for the golfers.
Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for businesses and for employees; an apprenticeship is a first step in a career where employees will continue to develop and train into the future increasing their skills and knowledge as they progress up their career path. For Golf Clubs Employers, apprenticeships provide the skilled workforce they need to offer great courses to their members and to gain and retain a productive and motivated workforce. More information relevant to Golf Club Employers is found on 'Guidance Notes For Employers' page. An apprenticeship is a package of learning that combines 'on-the-job' and 'off-the-job' learning and 20% of an Apprentice's working week must be 'off-the-job' training. To learn more about what an apprenticeship is the National Apprenticeship Service have produced a fact sheet 'A guide to apprenticeships' and the following link will take you to more information on the Gov.uk website about apprenticeships, traineeships and internships.
Find out more about the Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping (0143) from the City & Guilds website.
City & Guilds have also produced a short guide to help you understand what 20% off-the-job training means and how it can be implemented. Click here to read more.
Different types of apprenticeships are available in the UK depending on where you live. Use the quick link button above to go to our UK Apprenticeship Guide. The interactive guide provides useful links to relevant organisations for each of the home nations, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. You may also want to visit the Gov.uk website for the latest updates on apprenticeships. If you live in Wales check out the GOV.Wales apprenticeship page for user friendly information about Apprenticeships in Wales.
GTC Handout Downloads (0143)
Download 2: The Golf Greenkeeper Level 2 Standard
Download 3: The Golf Greenkeeper Level 2 Assessment Plan
Download 4: Your Guide To The Apprenticeship Process
To download more information sheets use this link
Download 12: The Advanced Golf Greenkeeper Level 3 Standard
Download 12A: The Advanced Golf Greenkeeper Level 3 Assessment Plan
Further details about the Level 3 will be published as Training Providers begin to deliver the Level 3 Apprenticeship.