Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

Golf Course Management HNC

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)
In Glasgow

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Typology HNC
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
  • HNC
  • Glasgow (Scotland)

The aim of the HNC Golf Course Management course is to develop the key management skills and knowledge to enable students to find employment in managerial positions within the sports turf sector.

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

What Will I Learn

Key golf management skills are developed through the following units:

Turfgrass Ecology
This unit develops both knowledge and understanding of sward management to ensure quality and minimise the adverse effects cultural and chemical management.

Soil Science
Develop an understanding of materials used in the construction of golf course features and maintenance considerations when using soils and rootzones.

Managing Turf Areas on a Golf Course
This unit develops the knowledge to explain the qualities required of turf areas on the golf course and assess maintenance programmes to ensure quality playing surfaces are achieved.

Employment Health and Safety for Land Based Industries
Develops your understanding of the Health & Safety legislation that applies to the golf industry and how it will affect you as a manager.

Golf Course Budgets
This unit develops the competence in the organisation, preparation and presentation of financial information.

Supervision and Management
Develops the knowledge and skills to utilise the processes of management to improve organisational effectiveness.

Selection and Management of Machinery
Enables you to identify machinery requirements for the golf course and develop long-term replacement programmes.

Sportsturf Drainage Systems
The purpose of this unit is to develop the knowledge and understanding of water movement through the soil and the function, faults and techniques of sportsturf drainage.

History and Development of Golf
This unit allows the exploration of golf history through the different ages. Looking in particular at the origins of the game to its present popularity worldwide.

Design and Construction of Golf Course Features
Develops your knowledge to evaluate the principles of golf course design in relation to the playing and maintenance of the golf course and undertake modifications to the course layout.

Golf Course Management: Graded unit 1
The graded unit brings together all the learning activities of the HNC. The unit is assessed through the construction or development of a feature of your golf course or sportsturf site that you will manage from conception to completion.

How Will I Learn

Full Time
The course is delivered over 34 weeks. Classroom based theory activities are combined with golf course visits, work experience at tournaments including the Dunhill links Championship. There is also a day per week at Elmwood Campus Golf Course for students who wish to improve their practical skills on a wide range of modern equipment.

Distance Learning
This course is delivered through the provision of online distance learning materials. No attendance is required at college. The HNC is delivered over 3 years. Students are required to complete 2 units between September and December and another 2 between January and April each year. To complete the HNC there is a requirement to complete 12 credits (11 units). Tutor support is provided.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of this course students may apply to join year 2 of the HND Golf Course Management.

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