The course is aimed at Greenkeepers and Course Managers who are in full or part time employment and who would like to continue their studies but are unable to attend college.
The application deadline for starting this course in September 2013 is 14th June 2013. Applications after this date can be submitted for our January 2014 start.
Applicants are required to have successfully completed the HNC Golf Course Management.
This course is delivered through the provision of online distance learning materials. No attendance is required at college. The HND is delivered over three years. Students are required to complete three units between September and December and another three between January and April each year. To complete the HND there is a requirement to complete 18 credits (17 units).
We have two start dates each year, January and September.
The course is designed with the full support of the Greenkeepers Training Committee (GTC) and the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Committee (BIGGA).
Integrated Management of Golf Course Environments
The purpose of this unit is to develop an understanding of golf courses as a resource for both fauna and flora and identify habitat management techniques for the golf course manager.
Golf Course Irrigation Systems
Develops the knowledge and skills to manage a modern golf course irrigation system.
Developing an Individual within a Team
Develops the management skills and understanding that modern golf course managers require for effective team membership and participation.
Human Resource Management: An Introduction
An introductory unit that evaluates the role and effectiveness of personnel management techniques within the organisational structure.
History and Development of Golf
Reviews the historical development and the factors that contributed to the evolution and growth of a game recognised and played worldwide.
Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness
This unit is designed to enable candidates to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes which underpin personal effectiveness.
Marketing: An Introduction
Understanding golf course management is one thing, understanding why golfers and visitors visit your course is another. This unit identifies the basics of marketing whilst helping you to identify your own organisations unique selling point.
This unit looks at the modern application of plant protection methods. Traditional cultural methods will be considered alongside new applications that include biological amendments. These will be discussed with reference to your own situation.
Golf Course Management: Graded Unit 2
Bring together ideas and understanding from across the HND subjects, this unit allows candidates the opportunity to conceive, propose and plan a new golf course for a given location. This unit has a value of 2 credits.
Integrated Pest Management for Sportsturf
This unit will evaluate and identify modern IPM techniques whilst considering both traditional and modern approaches to sustainability and holistic plant management.
Managing Structures and Non-turf Areas on the Golf Course
The purpose of this unit is to objectively evaluate the non-turf areas on the golf course and devise, present and manage programmes to optimise the use of these areas.
Managing International Turf Grasses
Develops the skills and knowledge to enable the golf course manager to identify international turf grasses and develop turf management programmes for a variety of geographical locations
Event Management in Sport
Provides you with the skills and practical experience in planning, managing and evaluating a golf event.
Soil Science 2
This unit builds on the knowledge of soils from the previous unit and candidates will learn how to use grading curves for sand and gravel, as well as about fertiliser formulations and methods of release and nutrient uptake by the turf grass plant.
IT in Business - Spreadsheets
This unit introduces features and functions of a spreadsheet for practical and effective use in a management context.
Landscape Industry: Specification and Estimation
This unit aims to develop candidate skills in the processes and practices of managing projects, writing specifications and estimating the timescales and costs involved.
Pesticide Application 1
This unit identifies and develops the knowledge required for the safe use, handling, transport, storage and application of professional pesticides. It addresses key issues in health, safety and environmental legislation and good practice.
email: Fiona Keith or phone 00 44 +1334 658931