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ASQ Level 1 Award in Coaching Golf

The ASQ Level 1 Award in Coaching Golf (known as the ASQ Award for Golf Coaching Assistants in Scotland) will provide individuals with the knowledge and competence to assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of golf coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision.

This qualification is available to individuals with an interest in golf coaching, who wish to work alongside other qualified coaches (for example a Head Professional) to provide basic technical coaching to beginner golfers. 

Prior to attending a Level 1 course all candidates will be enrolled on to an online learning platform that includes all the resources required to complete the qualification. You will be given access to your learning materials approximately four weeks ahead of the two-day practical course. During this time candidates will be expected to read through the Home Study Workbook in preparation for the course. 

The course is broken up into a learning programme on Day 1 focusing on offering you good coaching practice guidance, and Assessment on Day 2. This includes delivery of a 15-minute coaching session and a 45-minute multiple choice questionnaire. 

Course Entry Requirements 

Prior to registration for the ASQ Level 1 Award in Coaching Golf, the candidate must: 

  • Have a commitment to attend all of the specified course dates
  • Be at least 16 years of age 

Throughout the delivery and assessment of this qualification, candidates will be required to consistently demonstrate and apply the correct technical models for the full range of applicable shots. This means that although candidates will not be required to have any specific handicap, they will need to be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of playing ability. 

It should be noted by all candidates that on successful completion of the ASQ Level 1 Award in Coaching Golf they may be required to undertake relevant Child Protection training prior to their deployment as a golf coach. They may also be required to undergo a Criminal Records Check. This check and the child protection training will be a requirement for coaches seeking to obtain a Volunteer Level 1 Golf Coach Licence through The PGA.  

Please note that volunteer coaches obtaining this qualification and a volunteer licence do not qualify for any type of PGA Membership. 

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