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ACAD Golf Leaflet

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  • 1. Performance Performance GOLF ACADEMY Programme Staff Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence Sport Academies Manager Richard Huish College’s Advanced Apprenticeship The player is at the centre of the Richard Huish in Sporting Excellence for Golf is designed for Golf Academy Programme which provides players Gavin Whitworth young, talented male and female golfers. With our with the opportunity to develop their performance support, the qualification will help you achieve your whilst continuing their education post 16. Our PGA Professional maximum potential within the sport. holistic programme ensures that players graduate Simon Stevenson having significantly improved their technical, The programme is exclusively available to tactical, physical and mental skills alongside an individuals who have demonstrated the necessary BTEC Lecturer and Course Tutor enriched personal, social and academic talent, commitment and skill required for a potential programme which will empower them to pursue Emily Northcott career in playing golf. their chosen career. NVQ Co-ordinator This is a new venture in response to the Golf and the Curriculum Government initiative to develop the sporting John Hunt & Emily Northcott excellence within this country. The programme has been developed and promoted by Fitness Consultant ‘SkillsActive’ and is funded by the Learning Skills As an apprentice your timetable will be divided between Council. James Quirk practical golf playing/coaching and academic development. Sports Psychologist The timetable consists of 3 main elements: Mark Smith Richard Huish College • Intensive Golf coaching, practice and competition Sports Masseur under close guidance from Golf Professionals. Emily Northcott • BTEC National Certificate in Sport (Performance The College enjoys a reputation of high and Excellence) AND/OR AS/A Levels Physiotherapist standards, academic excellence, quality teaching and for developing the whole person to meet the Dominic Jones • NVQ Level 3 Achieving Excellence in Sports challenges of the modern world. The recent Performance. inspection by Ofsted highlighted the Colleges overall quality of provision to be outstanding. Richard Huish College has a long tradition of providing students with the opportunities to combine the high standard academic education with a broad range of extra curricular activities. The development of a number of academies/centres of excellence, in partnership with other professional sporting bodies and organisations in the Taunton area, has therefore, been a natural development.
  • 2. Progression Routes Advanced In addition to preparing you for a possible career as a golf player, the programme Selection Apprenticeship prepares students for a range of alternative careers including: in Sporting • Specialist golf instructors Excellence • Golf referees The programme runs for a duration of two years. • Other careers both inside and outside of the golf industry Successful entry is based upon: • Completion of a series of golf-skills tests at a trial day. The scheme can also provide entry to the following study options: • A College Interview AASE GOLF GOLF • PGA Coaching • GCSE results – 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above qualifications are required ACADEMY • Proven dedication to golf • PGA Foundation Degree in Golf • Official Handicap of 8 or lower • A range of university-level qualifications Gavin Whitworth Sport Academies Manager Richard Huish College INTENSIVE GOLF PRACTICE South Road Taunton Somerset • Excellent facilities for all aspects of player TA1 3DZ development are provided in partnership with Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club. Telephone: 01823 320869 or 07968 473620 Email: sports.academies@richuish.ac.uk • Students will be expected to practice their www.rhcprofessional.co.uk/sports game in their own time in addition to the allocated time within the course. • Students are provided with self-diagnostic tools to identify coaching needs. • Coaching is provided by PGA Professionals