About the course
Diploma in Higher Education in Professional Golf DipHE Programme in conjunction with the University of the Highlands and Islands
The DipHE Professional Golf, unique in Scotland, is a result of a partnership between the University of the Highlands and Islands and The PGA. The 3-year, structured part-time Diploma in Higher Education is aimed at those currently employed, or seeking employment, as PGA trainees working full-time at golf facilities across Scotland. The programme is recognised by The PGA and graduates gain membership of The PGA (subject to application).
The DipHE will incorporate themes relevant to the varied demands of the golf industry and address issues faced by professional golfers and coaches. These themes will develop from year one and encompass individual and group coaching, equipment technology, sports science and business elements.
The work-based component of the programme is key as it allows you to apply your learning to your own employment circumstances and provides you with access to a PGA qualified employer who can support your learning.
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First year will introduce you to general concepts in the golf industry and professional sport. Core modules are:
Introduction to Sports and Exercise Science
Introduction to Sports Coaching
Introduction to Equipment Technology for Golf
Professional Practice and Personal Development for the Golf Industry
You will continue to build on and develop the concepts from year one and begin to evaluate their application in practice. New topics will also be introduced. Core modules are:
Application of Sports Science
Golf Equipment and Analysis
Introduction to Business
In the third year, academic skills will be further developed alongside the practical and industry-specific skill sets. Core modules are:
Application of Sports Science to Golf Coaching
On Course and Career Development Skills
Applied Coach Development