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-related disciplines, you'll be encouraged to develop the key skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed within the global football industry. This award is currently subject to validation with plans to launch in September 2024. About the course: Major themes include: performance analysis, talent identification and development, football as a global business, marketing, coaching performance and applied psychology. Year 1/Level 4 - indicative modules -Introduction to Psychology -Introduction to Business in Football -Introduction to Coaching in Football -Performance Analysis in Football -Introduction to Research Skills -Employability in Football Year 2/Level 5 - indicative modules -Applied Psychology -Marketing in Football -Foundation Phase in Football Coaching -Applied Observational Analysis in Football -Reflective Practitioner -Work Placement Year 3/Level 6 - indicative modules -Professional Development Portfolio in Football -Coaching for Performance -Talent Identification in Football -Research Project The final-year project allows students to complete an independent body of research on a related topic of their choice. This requires students to demonstrate their ability to conduct original research, analyse data, and present their findings in a clear and concise manner. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the programme to a real-world issue or trend. Footballing partners: Our Sports Academy has close links with Notts County FC, famous as the world's oldest professional league club and one of the 12 'Originals' - founder members of the Football League. This well-established club/college community partnership provides students with exposure to elite players, coaches and facilities. With competitive football at all levels - from Nottingham Forest in the 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 investigations. Qualification awarded: Level 6 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Football Studies (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 2024-25 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: Football graduates will be well-prepared for postgraduate studies and a wide range of careers, bringing vital transferable skills that many potential employers are looking for. A number of our recent graduates are employed in the football industry in sports science support, player development and community programmes. Organisations include: Nottingham Forest FC, Notts County FC, Basford United FC, Nottinghamshire FA, Nottingham City Council, UK Sport and Sport England. 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/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
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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
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.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
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