This programme is designed for aspiring coaches who are specifically interested in gaining the qualifications, knowledge and skills to work in the youth development departments of professional football clubs in England and overseas. The BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Talent Development programme will provide highly fulfilling learning and education to those who have experience of coaching and currently hold The FA Level 2 football coaching qualification. Students will receive high quality teaching, learning and coaching provision from professionals with backgrounds in academia, professional football, elite sport and business, and the course will provide an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study which reflects the needs of the football industry, evaluating policies and strategies that have been employed nationally and internationally to support youth development. The programme will challenge students practically and intellectually with ‘real life’ projects in youth development, enhancing the students’ experience and employment opportunities through engagement with local professional football clubs. This will prepare students for employment or postgraduate study by fostering an environment where students are encouraged to develop academic skills, challenge knowledge, relate theory to practice, display skills of critical analysis and evaluation and undertake independent research.
Year 1 Modules: Coaching and Skill Acquisition, Introduction to Talent Development, Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth), Coaching in the Foundation Phase, Introduction to Talent Identification, Professional Practice Year 2 Modules: Coaching Within Small Sided Games, International Player Development, Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth), Coaching in the Youth Development Phase, The Reflective Coach, Research Methods Year 3 Modules: Coaching with Tactics and Strategies, Match Analysis, Professional Project, Coaching in the Professional, Development Phase, Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth)
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
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]
Additional entry requirements
Applicants should hold FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching as a minimum and have coaching experience in a team environment that they can evidence. Applicants presenting these additional qualifications and considerable coaching experience may be accepted without them meeting formal entry requirements. (for more information or to complete your FA Level 2 coaching, please contact your local County FA)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/ for information on tuition fees and funding opportunities at UCFB, including our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries scheme.