This programme is fully embedded in the golf industry and taught exclusively on golf resorts. It has been created after significant work directly with key industry members - in particular, the GCMA, and Colt Mackenzie, McNair (CMM) - identifying the best industry practice and reflecting the need for work-ready graduates of the highest calibre.
Within the programme, you will develop an understanding of all aspects of golf-club management - delivered over a 22-week teaching profile, with at least ten additional weeks in working in the field during the summer term, or the end-of term breaks.
Alongside this, students will be able to gain real hands-on experience within the golf club that they are based at (this work may be paid or unpaid), during term-time. During the winter term, the programme will move to southern Europe for a minimum of two weeks - allowing the students to understand the differing models and expectations of golf clubs with Europe.
What You Will Learn
The programme aims to:
Develop systematic understanding and analytical, forwarding-thinking skills in a golf-club management context
Ensure that graduates of the programme meet the expectations of employers as competent golf managers who can critically apply scientific understanding and management principles to their practice, predict the outcomes of their actions, and generate policy and management initiatives
Provide students with a range of practical skills and competencies relevant to a career as a golf manager including the ability to communicate via traditional and digital means
Enable graduates to acquire and demonstrate a range of academic and study skills to allow them to proceed to Level 7 learning, and to continue with life-long learning
Provide opportunity for students to practice and develop business and management skills within, and outside, of the formal programme; with significant access to golf resorts, for the development of themselves as practitioners within the industry
Module learning outcomes are explicitly stated in module teaching-programmes and incorporated into assignment marking-criteria to guide the student.
A broad range of assessment strategies is used in the programme to support the development of knowledge and understanding, and professional and practical skills, as well as providing opportunities to foster key- and transferable- skills.
Throughout the taught modules formative assessment is employed to support students in their learning and development. Particularly in the first year of study the initial assignments are formative in nature. Students will be required to reflect on their own practice within assignments and therefore they will be personal to their own circumstances and learning-journey.
Typically career opportunities include:
Golf-club team leader
Director of golf
Golf resort general manager
Students successfully completing are also suitable for further study at Level 7, including Masters programmes delivered by the University and elsewhere. Specifically, MRes pathways at the University, include: Sport Performance Analysis; Sport & Leisure Management; Professional Studies
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