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: Fundamentals of Coaching; Introduction to Youth Development; Coaching in the Foundation Phase; Football Principals and Practice. Year 2 Modules: International Player Development; Coaching in the Youth Development Phase; Research Methods; Football Tactics and Strategies. Year 3 Modules: Research Project; Evaluation of Coaching Performance; Coaching in the Professional Development Phase; Match Analysis.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||UCFB Etihad Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||128 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Maths and English - Grade A*-C|
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)
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.