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Shipley College


Shipley College
Victoria Road,
West Yorkshire

BD18 3LQ

Catherine Russell
Tel: 01274 327 222

Bojan Jovanovic
Tel: 07912 489255


Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping (0143)

The Golf Greenkeeper Level 2 Apprenticeship will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to manage the maintenance, care and overall appearance of a golf course in line with employer’s requirements. This standard is recognised by the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Professional Body for Greenkeepers.

What will I study?

  • Maintenance and repair of sports turf surfaces
  • Health and disease of plants and grass
  • Plant and grass establishment
  • Use and maintenance  of Machinery and equipment
  • Health and safety
  • Safe use of pesticides (PA1/PA6)
  • Functional skills in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 24 months depending on previous experience

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Preferably GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and Maths

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Golf Greenkeeping and Groundsmanship
  • First Aid Certificate. PA1/PA6 Safe USe of Pesticides Certificate
  • Functional skills English and Maths

Course options after this programme

  • Level 3  Apprenticeship in Golf Greenkeeping and Groundsmanship

Career options

  • Greenkeeper or groundsperson
  • Assistant head greenkeeper or groundsperson
  • Teaching
  • Retailing
  • Other turf related industries

To find out more information about the various qualifications on offer visit the Shipley College website:

Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Horticulture (Sports Turf)

Level 3 Work Based Diploma in Horticulture (Sports Turf)

We also do short courses

L2  Award Safe Use of Chipper 
L2  Award Safe Use of  Brushcutter
L2  Award Safe Use of Ride on Mower
L2 Award   Safe use of Pedestrian Controlled Mower
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