Management in Golf PgCert

Course code N801

What is special about this course?

This fully online course is designed to help current and future leaders and managers in the golf industry to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities facing their organisations in the contemporary environment.

The niche pressures, challenges, and range of external legislation and competition require the managers of organisations in the industry to take responsibility to drive innovation and identify new solutions and new ways of working to be adaptable.

The course provides individuals with the opportunity to think about their own leadership approaches and preferences and about the needs of their organisations. It encourages them to develop and make changes that can have a positive impact on themselves and their business.

An online induction programme will help support individuals returning to learning, or perhaps coming back to education after a long period.

Special features

  • Online delivery allowing considerable flexibility to choose when and where to study around your personal and professional commitments
  • Online content is matched to tasks and activities that relate to you and your organisation
  • Provides an understanding of effective leadership and management
  • Provides you with the skills to become an effective leader/manager
  • Provides you with the skills to manage change within the industry
  • Provides professional and self-development
  • Allows you to focus on the golf industry
  • Improves confidence, communication, and decision-making

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 honours degree or above in Golf Management or Professional Golf
  • Other degrees may be considered where applicants are working in the golf industry
  • Applicants with other qualifications or experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis

Access routes


For the PgCert (60 credits) you will study two core modules plus one option (each 20 credit modules) from the following:

Modules available in the semester starting September:

  • Organisational leadership and management (core)
  • Managing strategic and operational change in the golf industry (core)
  • Effective communication (option)
  • Information decision-making (option)

Modules available in the semester starting January:

  • Managing strategic and operational change in the golf industry (core)
  • Information decision making (option)

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (structured): 1 year
  • Part-time (unstructured): 2 years

Where can I study my course?

  • North, West and Hebrides - Dornoch campus

Start date

  • September
  • January


Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.


UHI has a number of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and discretionary fund opportunities available to new and current students. Please use the A-Z of funds or use the filter to see which ones may be relevant to you. All students are welcome to apply.

Further information on funding your studies is also available, please see the attached link or contact the relevant UHI partner.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course you might like to consider careers in more senior leadership and management positions within the public, private or voluntary sectors of the golf industry.

Can I progress into further study?

This course is designed for professionals wishing to develop their career opportunities but would also provide a strong base for progression to a PgDip or Masters programme.

On successful completion of the course, it may be possible to progress to our MSc Leadership and Management.

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