Foundation Degree in Professional Golf FdSc

About the course

The PGA Training Academy is not only proud of its history and traditions but its image, brand and reputation, which reflects a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation and makes it a centre of excellence for golf in both teaching and learning. 

The PGA has been involved in training and educating golf professionals for over 50 years and now runs all its programmes from the National Training Academy at The Belfry. 

With full-time members of staff, plus tutors, mentors, markers and examiners, most of whom are drawn from the ranks of qualified PGA Professionals, the PGA National Training Academy offers the premier professional golf education programme in the world.

The qualification is further strengthened through links with the University of Birmingham, which awards the Foundation Degree. 

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Diploma in Higher Education in Professional Golf
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Course syllabus

Year One
  • Key Industry Skills

  • Your Workplace and Being a PGA Professional

  • Introduction to Golf Coaching

  • Introduction to Applied Sports

Year Two
  • Equipment Technology and Applied Custom Fitting

  • Golf Coaching

  • Principles of Business

  • Applied Sports Science

Year Three
  • Advanced Custom Fitting and Equipment Technology

  • Business Finance

  • Applied Golf Coaching and Coach Development

  • Application of Sports Science to Golf Coaching