BTEC Education + Golf

 
THE ONLY FULL-TIME GOLF AND EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN IRELAND



WHAT IS THE COURSE?

The full time course gives talented golfers a unique opportunity to combine the sport they love with a recognised qualification that equates to three A-Levels.

Students and their parents can be safe in the knowledge that this course offers a clear pathway to higher education – with some of the best results in the country – and a tailored programme of golf training to ensure that all students are professionally coached to reach their sporting potential.



WHO IS IT FOR?

The course is designed for students from the UK, ROI and overseas who wish to become a touring professional, PGA Coach, go on to higher education and/or follow a career in golf/sport.

The great mix of education and practical experience means that our students receive the best of both worlds, and are ready for the next stage in their educational or sporting journey with the qualifications and experience they need for both.



WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION RECEIVED?

BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT

·         Equivalent to 3 A Levels, leading to recognised UCAS points and a clear university pathway

·         Technology driven learning environments driven by high use of educational technology

·         World class facilities built to USGA specifications

·         Weekly residential accommodation available

·         Fantastic results and progression into PGA, University and sports industry

·         Fantastic student and parent feedback

·         36-week programme

·         Overseas Winter Training Trip



WHAT AND HOW WILL I STUDY?

The course is set up in such a way that students receive the best of both worlds: half of their time spent on furthering their education and half spent on improving their golf.

CURRICULUM

The curriculum is made up of a number of units which include:                                               


                                                                                 
YEAR 1

·         Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

·         The Physiology of Fitness

·         Assessing Risk in Sport

·         Fitness Training for Sport & Exercise

·         Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise

·         Sport Nutrition

·         Psychology of Sport Performance

·         Analysis of Sport Performance

·         Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport

·         The Athlete’s Lifestyle



YEAR 2

·         Sports Coaching

·         Current Issues in Sport

·         Practical Team Sport

·         Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise

·         Talent Identification and Development in Sport

·         Sports Injuries

·         Work Experience in Sport

·         Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport

·         Sport as a Business



MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS

Four GCSE’s at grade C or above preferably with Maths and English (additional Maths and English Essential Skills are available)

Pathways are available to those that just miss out on a C grade in these core subjects



ARE THERE 1 YEAR AND 2 YEAR OPTIONS AVAILABLE?

We provide both 1 year and 2 year options. However the 1 year course will only provide you with a certificate to state that you have completed half of the qualification.



FACILITIES

Utilise our unparalleled facilities which include:

·         Driving Range Including Six Covered Bays & Two Indoor Teaching Bays

·         USGA Specification 3 Hole Training Course

·         Four Pitching Greens

·         USGA Specification Putting Green

·         FlightScope Launch Monitor






TRAINING AND PROGRAMME

The golf component of the programme, which takes up approximately half of the schooling week, gives students access to excellent practice facilities, golf courses, and technology such as FlightScope, online coaching tools and video analysis. Working with highly qualified coaches is integral to the curriculum.

Golf training is structured to provide students with the foundations of long-term improvement, and training includes coaching and assessments on the following:

·         Technical (long and short game)

·         Nutrition

·         Psychology

·         Course Play

·         Lifestyle

·         Physiology

·         Round Statistics

·         Competitive Schedule

·         Skills Testing (long and short game)

·         Strength & Conditioning

·         Winter Training Trip Abroad



The programme also includes

·         Access to the only TaylorMade Fitting Centre in Ireland

·         Competitions & Prizes

·         FlightScope Launch Monitor for coaching & skills testing



*Each student will be provided with their own training dairy

Since the opening of the school in 2007 we have had a total of 231 students enrol here across all of our programmes.

Testimonials 

“The quality of the tuition has been excellent and my son continues to improve as he nears the end of his time at the school. He has benefited from some excellent life lessons and experience that would otherwise not have been available to him”

Parent 








“The two week training trip to Spain in January 2016 with the school was a very special experience. The boys were able to enjoy the good weather and work on all aspects of their game”.

Parent

 
 
 
 
 
 

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