Level 3 Scholarships

Supported by Baroness

Thanks to generous support from Baroness, Scholarships for BIGGA members undertaking their Level 3 qualification in Sportsturf are now available.

Designed to help greenkeeper members of BIGGA to gain their technical and supervisory qualification, the scholarships may be awarded to those studying for the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Sports Turf - Greenkeeper)
  • SVQ Level 3 Sports Turf Management

The fund may award scholarships of up to 50% of the cost of the course however, it will be typically capped at £1000.


All Full members of BIGGA, who hold a Level 2 qualification (or equivalent) can apply for a Level Three Sportsturf scholarship.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following:

1. Be a Full Member of BIGGA

2. Have been a BIGGA Member for a minimum of 2 years

3. Be employed as a full-time greenkeeper

4. Hold a Level 2 or equivalent qualification in Sportsturf

5. Must not already be funded through the Apprenticeship scheme

6. In a position where they supervise colleagues within the workplace

7. Provide confirmation from the training provider that you have been accepted on the course and showing the total cost of the qualification

If you are awarded a Baroness Level 3 Scholarship your name will be included:

  • On the BIGGA website
  • In a news item on the website
  • In Greenkeeper International

Your details will also be shared with Baroness.

To apply for a Level 3 Scholarship, download an application form from the Members Resources section of the Members Area.

Click here for further details on Diploma in Golf Course Supervision / SVQ Level 3 Sports Turf Management

2016 Scholarships have been awarded to:

Lee Davies - L3 Sportsturf

JonJo Pitts - L3 Work Based Diploma Greenkeeping / Sportsturf

Sam Sweetzer - L3 Work Based Diploma Sportsturf

Chris Ahier - L3 Diploma Sportsturf