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Coach Education - Level 3 and 4

Please note, Level 3 and Level 4 applications are currently closed, as both qualifications are in the process of being reviewed and developed to support and develop coaches as effectively as possible. The detail and structure of the qualifications will be subject to review and change going forward. 

Qualifications at Levels 1 and 2 have been available to PGA Assistant Professionals and volunteer coaches supporting the growth and development of the game of golf across Great Britain & Ireland since January 2008.  

The qualifications at Levels 3 and 4 are aimed at ambitious coaches looking to expand their skills and knowledge on their development journey towards becoming an expert coach within their chosen field.  

A coach at Level 3 will be expected to be able to produce, deliver and evaluate annual coaching plans for individual golfers.  These plans will consider all aspects of the players' game, including the science behind golfing performance.  

The Level 4 qualification (the pinnacle of the coach education pathway), will require coaches to adopt a critical approach to coaching and apply postgraduate research methods and thinking to their performance and behaviour as a coach.

The diagram below outlines the full coach education pathway. This pathway includes qualifications from Level 1 to Level 4, plus a number of qualifications delivered in partnership with the University of Birmingham (Foundation Degree, AGMS degree, Advanced Certificate in Coaching Golf and the MSc/Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Coaching). 

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For further details on the each of the qualifications, including commitment, content and cost, click on the relevant link below.

ASQ Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Golf
PGA Level 4 Certificate in Coaching Golf

If you require any further information or would like to register your interest in either the Level 3 or Level 4 qualification, please contact the PGA Coaching Department through or by telephone on 01675 470 333.

If sending an email, please include either 'Level 3' or 'Level 4' in the email subject header.  Also include the following in the body of your email, your full name, contact details including telephone number, your PGA region.

Relevant information on courses in your area will then be forwarded directly to you as and when it becomes available.

University of Birmingham Coaching courses

Click here to find out more about how to apply for the Advanced Certificate in Golf Coaching at the University of Birmingham

Click here to find out more about how to apply for the PG Dip/MSc in Sport Coaching at the University of Birmingham

As the Level 3 and Level 4 applications are currently closed, please contact The PGA at if you are considering enrolling on to any of the University of Birmingham courses, in order that we can offer you a realistic timeframe for progression on to a L3 or L4 PGA qualification. 

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