Course Name: The Diploma in Golf Coaching (NZQA Level 5)
Duration: 90 weeks in a two year period (30 weeks after the completion of NZQA Level 4)
Programme – Full time 40 hours per week
The diploma course will build up a solid foundation for the students in the teaching of the theory and practice of every aspect of the golf game including Performance Assessment, Scoring Evaluation, Short Game, Swing Mechanics, Development Research, Etiquette and Rules, Technology and Design. The course emphasize is on the learning how to coach students. Students will be taught under supervision how to coach players from beginner levels up to Tournament player level. Much of their work will involve coaching players on how to improve their course management and teaching the rules and etiquette of golf. Students should continue to play at a playing level of a maximum handicap of 5.
Placement and Assessment
The placement Diploma in Golf Coaching NZQA Level 5 will need students who have completed the courses of the Certificate in Tournament Golf - Advanced NZQA Level 4 and who have played 36 holes to a handicap of a maximum of 9 or under and have a good knowledge of English to enable communications.
Students will be assessed on their ability to communicate with students they are coaching, how well those students are progressing in their individual courses and on feedback from these students and also from the professional teaching coaches. The external assessment for this course will be the students New Zealand Golf Handicap Index being maintained for this course to a maximum of 5 at the conclusion.
Professional Golf Coach, Senior Coaching Positions, PGA Coach or Upgrade to the Bachelor of Sport Coaching or Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management