We operate an elite golf excellence and education programme in partnership with Hintlesham Golf Club and Joe Cardy Golf. The programme is aimed at 16-19 year olds with a passion for sport. We combine practical playing with academic achievement and life skills, providing students with an excellent stepping stone to combine progression in golf, sports coaching, physical education and sports development. The BTEC based education programme is delivered by our Partners SCL, an approved BTEC Centre. Needham Market Academy deliver the sports training.Needham Market Academy deliver the elite coaching, competition provision and teaching at both Hintlesham Hall Golf Club and Needham Market Academy. Students will receive coaching from Joe Cardy, a PGA Golf Professional with vast experience tutoring players from juniors and beginners to elite amateurs and fellow professionals, as well as guidance on individual fitness, nutritional advice, and regular appraisals to monitor progress both on and off the course.
Over the 2 year course you are required to complete 11 mandatory units including Sports Leadership, Coaching and Leading for Participation, Sports Psychology and Physical Education and the Care of Young People. In addition, you will have 3 externally assessed units; Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being, and Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity. The study programme is assessed using a variety of vocationally relevant methods which reflect industry, including presentations, observations, written reports, and discussions.
Students are also required to take part in relevant work experience in a sport setting and may also have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in Fitness Instructing, Coaching, and Sports Leaders.
All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or Maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.
Educational trips are arranged each year to widen the student experience through attendance at sports conventions and alternative sporting venues.
Whilst studying on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport at Needham Market Golf Academy, students will become members at Hintlesham Hall Golf Club and coached by professional Joe Cardy and compete in competitions representing Needham Market Academy. Whilst we cannot promise to make all our students golf superstars, we can guarantee a first-class environment in which to learn and develop.
Hintlesham Golf Club has a well-earned reputation for being a friendly and welcoming venue. Set in 150 acres of tranquil Suffolk countryside the Parkland course provides a great challenge for players of all abilities and with it only ten minutes from Ipswich, it is ideally located.
The club also has a practice range, a short game practice area and a practice putting green. The course is a regular venue for East Region professional events and many County Amateur competitions. It also hosts corporate golf days for companies such as BMW, Lexus and Ipswich Town Football Club.
So, with a great golf course, award winning clubhouse, and superb facilities, Hintlesham Golf Club is the perfect home for Needham Market Golf Academy.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16–18.