What will I learn?

The Higher National Certificate in Professional Golf is delivered from our Elmwood Campus that boasts its own 18 hole parkland golf course, full driving range with indoor and outdoor bays, analysis suite, short-game area and practice green. The golf course itself is now over 20 years old and the clubhouse is home to two golfing societies. Located in North East Fife just a short drive from St Andrews means it is the ideal location to study for a career in the golf industry.The HNC Professional Golf programme aims to develop the key skills and competencies needed for employment in the industry or progression to degree level study.You will study coaching methods and practices as well as the scientific principles of skill acquisition, physiology and fitness training for golf. You will gain the skills and knowledge to work with beginners and improvers in golf and how to develop performance through individual and group session delivery.This will be underpinned by knowledge of golf facility operations and the importance of fostering a strong customer focus along with basic business awareness. Your learning will foster the development or strong academic skills facilitating progression to higher level study.Graduates from the HNC have progressed the the HND Professional Golf course at SRUC, alternatively to other universities in Scotland and the United States or have pursued careers as teaching professionals, retail, club-fitting, tourism, or in management with many of them now working in internationally acclaimed golf clubs and facilities.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,646) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

September 2022




Carslogie Road,



KY15 4JB, Scotland

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.