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How To Become A PGA Professional

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Would you like to become a PGA Professional? Choosing this career path can open up many different opportunities within the golf industry in the UK and across the world.

There are two main routes to becoming a qualified PGA Professional, both routes involve academic study and work placements; the main difference being the ratios.

The two pathways are full-time and part-time, both built to meet the needs of the golf industry & PGA Professionals. Both routes will provide you with the skills & knowledge relevant to a career in golf & membership of the PGA for UK & Ireland.

Once you have successfully completed the PGA course you will have gained many skills & qualifications, which include;

  • Higher Education Qualification
  • Golf Industry Work Experience
  • ASQ Level 1 & 2 Certificates in Golf Coaching
  • Child Protection Course Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Compete in Professional Golf Tournaments

The University of Birmingham and The University of Highlands & Islands provide the courses which are delivered by the PGA.

The part-time study option will involve you primarily studying via distance learning & also working a 30-hour week within a golf environment. The part-time PGA Professional courses are as follows;

  • Foundation Degree in Professional Golf Studies – University of Birmingham
  • Professional Golf PGA Diploma in Higher Education – University of Highlands & Islands

The full-time study option will still allow you the opportunity to go on work placements in a golf environment, both full-time PGA Professional courses are as follows;

  • Applied Golf Management Studies – Honours Degree, University of Birmingham
  • Professional Golf BA – Honours Degree, University of Highlands & Islands

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