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Golf Academy Diploma Level 3

If you’re a keen golfer you can study for a sports qualification, whilst continuing to play golf at either Sutton Coldfield or Stourbridge College’s Golf Academy. You will study at either Stourbridge College or Sutton Coldfield College. You will have the opportunity of 6 hours of professional golf tuition each week as well as fitness & psychology sessions. The Golf Academy combines the opportunity to develop your golfing skills and techniques as well as achieving a recognised sports qualification. To study at the Golf Academy you will need to apply on line and you will also need to take part in a golf assessment session as part of your application process.

If you love sport and learning about how the application of science could improve your performance in sport then this is the course for you. Building upon what you have learnt at school, this one year course will mix both the practical and theoretical aspects of sport and develop your understanding and knowledge across a range of subject areas. It will both challenge you and inspire you to learn more about how you can develop your own sporting performance and that of those around you. Throughout the course you will learn about how your body works and how your mind and thinking will affect your performance. You will also learn about how you can both train your body and test it to discover just how fit you actually are.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Sport & Exercise Sciences
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English or maths alternatively you will have a level 2 Diploma with Merit or Distinction grade in sport. This course is offered as a subsidiary diploma, 90 credit diploma and extended diploma and you will be placed on the right level for you following your interview.

Delivery and Assessment

This course is 100% coursework - there will be no formal examinations. The course will use a range of methods including written reports, presentations, practical assessment, analysis and Group work.


Successful completion of this course will enable you to continue your learning and development within higher education or to seek employment within the sport and leisure industry. Our previous students have gone onto a PGA Degree with Birmingham City University, an American Sports Scholarship & a Golf Management Degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Golfers
  • Sports Coaches
  • PE Teachers