Professional Golf PGA

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)


UHI North, West and Hebrides


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 at C or above. Consideration will be given to those with 4 subjects at National 5 including English and Maths. You must be working in the golf industry under a PGA Professional. You must provide evidence of a current golf handicap of 6.4 or better for men and 8.4 or better for ladies.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

3 years


Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level