Why study FdA Football Development & Coaching at Middlesex? Develop football coaching knowledge Football is now a multibillion-pound global industry and more professional clubs are creating Trusts and Foundations with football-specific jobs. These organisations require a unique, flexible workforce who can utilise the passion of football as a vehicle to drive other positive outcomes such as health, education and employment. Our degree in Football Development and Coaching is an ideal route into the football industry. You will be able to develop football coaching knowledge and skills for a range of abilities and environments, from grass roots to more elite level players. You will learn the politics of football development, and how to engage under-represented community groups using football-based projects. Additionally, you will learn the science of football performance including psychology, performance analysis, biomechanics and nutrition. Our Football and Development course is ideal if you want to work in the football industry and make a positive difference to people’s lives. If you have a passion for sport, in particular football, and want to work in the sports industry, either as a sport or football development officer, coach or even a PE teacher, this course is for you. You should ideally have A-Level PE or a BTEC in Sport, as well as experience in coaching, although this is not essential. Industry experience is an integral part of this Foundation Degree, and you will have the opportunity to gain experience within Watford FC CSE Trust or other relevant organisations. While studying Football Performance, in our partnership with Saracens Rugby Club, you’ll have access to the fantastic resources at StoneX Stadium, including the brand new £23 million redevelopment project of the West Stand which offers state-of-the-art facilities as a top educational and high performance centre for teaching and research excellence. With some of the most advanced equipment in the UK, you will be able to utilise the new specialist spaces, simulation suites, specialist labs, plus much more. You will also have the chance to complete your FA Level 2 alongside your studies. This is a joint Foundation Degree with Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust meaning that you'll split your time between our Hendon campus and the Cedars Youth & Community Centre in Harrow. However, you'll still be enrolled as a Middlesex University student and have access to all the associated benefits along with the addition of industry knowledge and expertise from Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust.
Year 1 - Compulsory Fundamentals of Research Methods in Sport & Exercise Science (15 credits) Fundamentals of Football Development (30 credits) Fundamentals of Football Coaching (30 credits) Fundamentals of Football Performance (30 credits) Made in Middlesex Expansion Module (Cognitive Me) (15 credits) Year 2 - Compulsory Research Methods (15 Credits) Applied Football Development (30 credits) Applied Football Coaching and Work Based Learning (30 credits) Applied Football Performance (30 credits) Made in Middlesex Expansion Module (Associative Me) (15 Credits)
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Qualifications Applicants must have achieved a minimum Merit / 2:2 within their Foundation-level qualification. Further requirements Applicants must hold or be willing to undertake a DBS check prior to placement. Eligibility UK, EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course. Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Interviews will be offered to applicants who don’t fully meet entry requirements to assess suitability. Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/football-development-and-coaching-top-up We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.
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English language requirements
|With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
|With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
|6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all components
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