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Course summary

Kick-off your future in football: the world's beautiful game. Develop the skills needed for a career in elite football, focusing on individual player development and overall team performance. With integrated sports science disciplines, you'll be encouraged to develop the key skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed within the global football industry. Currently subject to validation with a first squad selection planned for September 2023. Entry requirements -Minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications or equivalent (including T Levels). -GCSE passes at minimum grade 4 (formerly grade C) or equivalent in English and Maths. -Mature applicants not meeting the standard entry criteria but with relevant industry or life experience are very welcome to apply. About the course: The BSc (Hons) Football Science programme is designed for students wishing to further their knowledge and skills in working in the football industry and aims to: -Prepare for employability within football and wider sports settings -Develop the understanding of contemporary approaches to evidence-based practice within the football industry. -Provide equal opportunities for all students to develop professional practice. Indicative modules: -performance analysis -anatomy and physiology -nutrition -strength and conditioning -talent identification and development -coaching performance -applied psychology -major research project/dissertation Footballing partners: Our Fast Track Sports Academy has very close links with Notts County FC, famed as the world’s oldest professional club and one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. With competitive football at all levels - from Premier League to grass roots - Nottingham's a great place to study, play and watch the game. Assessment: This will be industry-led, using a wide range of innovative and traditional methods, including: assignments, research projects, reports, presentations, work placement opportunities and practical scientific investigations. Qualification awarded: Level 6 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Football Science (subject to validation). Bursaries We want to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2023-24 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more details. Progression and careers: Following this programme, you may wish to progress to postgraduate studies, including teacher training. A number of our graduates are now employed in the football industry in sports science support, player development and community programmes.  Graduates work for a number of organisations including – Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Basford United, Nottinghamshire FA (community, disability), Nottingham City Council, UK Sport and Sport England. Football Scientists will be well-prepared for a wide range of careers, bringing vital transferable skills that many potential employers are looking for. Possible opportunities include: football coach, physical performance coach, performance analyst, sport scientist, development officer, exercise/nutritional adviser, welfare officer, community and engagement officer; or in talent identification and recruitment roles in a variety of professional football and wider sporting settings. Others may seek employment in education, HM Armed Forces, the public services, voluntary sector or in health promotion and wellbeing.

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

Application codes

Course code:
FUT3
Institution code:
N30
Campus name:
Basford
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please refer to our website for more information, call the Higher Education Team on 0115 838 0541 or email [email protected]

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/study/university-centre/how-to-apply-for-a-university-level-course


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

https://www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/study/university-centre/how-to-apply-for-a-university-level-course

https://www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk/study/university-centre/how-to-apply-for-a-university-level-course


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting a formal application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Football Science at Nottingham College - UCAS