Title European Occupational Standards for Golf
Project Number UK/10/LLP-LdV/TOI-343
Product Work based Competence Framework for European Golf Professionals (Occupational Standards)
Title Work based Competence Framework for European Golf Professionals (Occupational Standards)
Product Type others
The Occupational Standards (Work based Competence Framework) are an extension of the Functional Map where each identified “key function” is simply broken down further to a level which describes what Golf Professionals should be able to do, the standard they should achieve and the knowledge and understanding they need. In other words, the Key Functions from the Functional Map for Golf Professionals in Europe formed the unit titles for the Occupational Standards.
The Occupational Standards describe the standards of performance that Golf Professionals are expected to achieve in their work, and the knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively. Occupational Standards are concerned with what people can do (competence), not just what they know.
The Standards themselves are made up of the following parts:
- Overview (what this standard is about) - At the front of every standard there is an overview that describes what the standard is about and sets the context for the tasks listed in that standard.
- Performance criteria - These are the criteria that set out what the golf professional should be able to do to perform the tasks listed in that standard well. Performance criteria help professionals know what good practice looks like and what they need to do to perform a task well. They help managers understand what their staff should be doing if they are to do their job well.
- Knowledge and understanding - This section lists the things that a professional needs to know and understand in order to effectively carry out the tasks listed in the standard.
The Occupational Standards for Golf Professionals can be used for a range of different purposes in education and employment. Indeed, Golf employers can use for example the standards to describe the skills they need in their workforce or to assess the skills their workforce currently has. Education providers can map their courses to the Standards to identify gaps in provision and so highlight where there is a need to update material. New courses can also be developed using the Standards, basing the learning outcomes and the syllabus on the areas of competence in the Standards. Finally Golf Professionals can use the standards to inform their own practice and to assist them in making choices about their own continuing professional development.
Target group Different stakeholders from the Golf sector but also from outside the Sector are targeted and can benefit from the Occupational Standards: Training Providers, Ministries, European Institutions, National Qualification Authorities, Golf Courses, employees from the Golf Sector, National Golf Federations, National PGAs, Social Partners, representatives of employees, students, citizens, the whole Sport Movement.
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Product Languages English