Professional Golf (PGA)

North Highland College UHI


Dornoch Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The DipHE Professional Golf, unique in Scotland, is a result of a partnership between the university and The Professional Golfers’ Association (The PGA). The 3-year, structured part-time Diploma in Higher Education is aimed at those currently employed, or seeking employment, as PGA trainees working full-time at golf facilities across Scotland. The programme is recognised by The PGA and graduates gain membership of The PGA (subject to application).

The DipHE will incorporate themes relevant to the varied demands of the golf industry and address issues faced by professional golfers and coaches. These themes will develop from year one and encompass individual and group coaching, equipment technology, sports science and business elements. The work-based component of the programme is key as it allows you to apply your learning to your own employment circumstances and also provides you with access to a PGA qualified employer who can support your learning.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, or 4 subjects at National 5 including English and Maths. Applicants must be working in the golf industry under a PGA Professional. There is also a current golf handicap requirement of 6.4 or lower for men, and 8.4 or better for ladies.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

3 years


Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level