The BA (Hons) Football Coaching (Distance (with attendance)) degree qualification is designed for those who wish to further their knowledge and understanding of working in football coaching settings. In addition to providing the opportunity to develop coaching practice, the programme provides opportunities to engage in a range of underpinning areas such as player scouting and recruitment, psychological and sociological considerations, nutrition and conditioning, talent development, technical and tactical awareness, reflective practice and performance analysis. It is ideal for current professionals working within the football industry who prefer a more flexible mode of delivery instead of a purely campus based programme. By having the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home, programme participants will be able to gain a further qualification to enhance their career prospects in a format that offers flexible hours and the chance to dictate their own work-life balance to fit around other commitments. This programme is a distance with attendance degree, meaning the majority of your studies will take place online through UCFB’s dedicated Online Hub. However, there will be the opportunity to learn on-campus at UCFB Wembley (or UCFB Manchester, depending on availability) for two weeks of each academic year.
Year 1 Modules: An Introduction to Football Coaching (Blended), Coaching and Skill Acquisition (Blended), Football in the Community (Blended), Injury Prevention in Football (Blended), Talent Development (Blended), Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth) Year 2 Modules: Scouting and Recruitment (Blended), Coaching Within Small Sided Games (Blended), The Reflective Coach (Blended), Research Methods, Psychology in Coaching Football (Blended), Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth) Year 3 Modules: Match Analysis (Blended), Professional Project, Working in an Elite Environment (Blended), Coaching with Tactics and Strategies (Blended), Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth)
A range of assessment types are used across this course, as appropriate to each module. Assessment is predominantly continuous, employing items that will include academic essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, reflective writing, as well as practical broadcast outputs. Applied assessment tasks are used as far as possible to enable students to link theory with practice, thereby assessing knowledge and understanding alongside practical study-specific skills and key industry skills. Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Course Leader, Module Leader and Seminar Leaders to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the course.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Our access to an International Licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to accept applications for anyone who requires a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact [email protected].
English language requirements
|A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.
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Fees and funding
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UCFB has a range of scholarship and bursary options to help with the cost of studying and to encourage students to embrace their time at UCFB and graduate with more than just their university degree. Please see https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/ for information on tuition fees and funding opportunities at UCFB, including our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries scheme.