TRAFFORD College has teamed up with the Lee Westwood Golf School in Cheshire to set up a study programme suitable for aspiring golfers.

Students will learn their trade at the golf school in Knutsford at the same time as they are studying for a BTEC Level 3 diploma in Sport at the Trafford College campus in Altrincham.

Talking about the new partnership, Karl Morris, Director of Lee Westwood Golf School, said: “When we first started discussions with Trafford College it was clear that they shared our ethos of delivering a highly robust educational programme. We have a proven and defined growth pathway whereby our students maximise their performance on the golf course.

“Our students are working towards their dream of either competing on tour, carrying on to University, or continuing their career within the industry in areas such as golf operations, becoming a PGA Golfer and a whole host of associated career pathways.”

The new partnership comes shortly after former United stars Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ announcement of a programme in which Trafford College partners with Academy ’92, the educational branch of Salford City FC.

Lesley Davies OBE, Principal at Trafford College said: “We are committed to tailoring each student’s study programme to enable them to achieve the skills and qualifications needed for a successful career.

“Our partnership with Academy ’92, and now with the Lee Westwood Golf School is part of a truly innovative programme which sees each student work to an individual professional development plan helping them develop their personal skills, and ultimately become great citizens and role models.’