Elite International Sports Academy - Golf


A 2-year, full-time education and golf development programme for 16-18 year olds. 

Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport

Up to 280

FREE for 16-18 year olds - There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit

3 GCSES A-C or 8-4 preferably one Maths or English

Elite International Sports

SCL Education Group

September 2018

Boundary Lakes Golf Course at Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, SO30 3XH

Access to University, Apprenticeships, play professional and semi-professional golf, coaching, Sport, Leisure and Fitness jobs.


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    • Select your chosen Academy and Book trial
    • Provide the information requested

    • Demonstrate your skills
    • Successful players will be offered an interview

    • One hour Education interview
    • Your chance to ask any questions about the education programme and show your passion for sport

    • For you and your parents
    • Hear about the Education and Golf programme
    • Meet the SCL teachers and Academy coaches
    • Understand your exit routes when you graduate from the academy
    • Ask any questions

If successful you will be given a conditional offer and then accepted depending on your results in August.


Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL. 

  • Year 1 - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
  • Year 2 - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport

Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.

SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport

  • Government approved post-16 private education provider
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery with over 15 years' experience
  • Nationally recognised for high quality advice and guidance 
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments 
  • Proven Progression routes


In addition to classroom based learning delivered by our outstanding teachers and training by highly qualified coaches, students will have access Pro-VLE, our Digital Learning Environment. Pro-VLE has been specifically designed to create a personalised, first class, digital learning experience for our students and has been tailored to support their education and development.

  • Access study resources any place and at any time
  • Simple submission of assignments online
  • Students can interact with their class, teachers and coaches using Yammer
  • Direct access to timetables, learner plans and emails 
  • Immediate access to tutor support
  • Coaches will share Football performance and grades directly with students online
  • A section of the Pro-VLE solely dedicated to information, advice and guidance on Career Progression
  • Policies, Procedures, bursary forms and safeguarding information available at the click of a button
  • FREE Microsoft Office 365


Players will be involved in all aspects of developing their own games, each player will have his/her own player development programme to which they will be working over the 2 years of the course which will include:


  • Developing an understanding of your own swing dynamics
  • Playing shots from different lie angles
  • Distance control
  • Learning how to play different shot shapes
  • Better decision making

Short game

  • Developing and understanding of club selection around the greens
  • Distance control in pitch shots
  • Managing the game
  • Tactics on how to score
  • Technique
  • Putting distance drills


  • Understanding your role as a club ambassador
  • Course management
  • Positive approach to the game
  • Health and fitness
  • Competitive competitions


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Head Professional – Shaun Hall

Shaun is Head Professional of Boundary Lakes golf club, He is a level 3 golf development coach with 10 years’ experience in coaching all levels and was head coach at the beginning of a very successful college team in Itchen College along with coaching over 200 personal clients on a 1-2-1 basis and runs group sessions of all ages.

Shaun has come through the ranks as a Hampshire 1st team player along with caps for England schools, an assistant to a top 100 UK coach, county coach and now runs the operation of a successful golf club.

We will utilise the facilities of a driving range, practice area, putting green and golf course to develop you’re playing ability as well as learning the different aspects of what it takes to become a golf professional in the playing ranks as well as management.

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The Academy will be based at Boundary Lakes Golf Course at Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, SO30 3XH


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  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.

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