The ASQ Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Golf will provide individuals with the knowledge and competence to lead the planning and delivery of coaching sessions to improving golfers.
This qualification is available to individuals with an interest in golf coaching, (who meet the course entry requirements listed below), and who wish to further develop their golf coaching knowledge and skills in order to support an identified coaching need.
Approximately four weeks prior to attending the first day of the Level 2 course all candidates will be enrolled on to an online learning platform where they will access the learning resources that support the course delivery and prepare them for the assessments. The learning resources include a Home Study Workbook, Technical, Tactical and Physical Manual and Coaching Log resources.
The Level 2 course can take around 25 weeks to complete. During this time candidates will be expected to read through the manuals provided in preparation for four days of practical course (delivered as two, two‐day sessions).
Two days of practical assessment will follow that will involve assessment of individual coaching sessions, explanation and demonstration of various golf shots, as well as a 45-minute multiple choice questionnaire. Candidates are also assessed through the submission of a coaching log book that records and reviews six individual coaching sessions, of which four are linked together to show progression and development.
Course Entry Requirements
Prior to registration for the ASQ Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Golf, the candidate must have:
It is also strongly recommended that candidates have completed a minimum of 30 hours logged coaching experience since the completion of the Level 1 certificate in order to have obtained the necessary coaching experience
Throughout the delivery and assessment of this qualification, candidates will be required to consistently demonstrate and execute a 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 2 Certificate 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 will be a requirement for coaches seeking to obtain a Volunteer Level 2 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.