Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist

Course summary

Our football coaching and performance degree has been designed to develop and enhance your current knowledge, reshape and update existing knowledge and provide an in-depth exploration of sports science within the game. The course: Is designed in partnership with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) Offers a plethora of industry-recognised qualifications including the FAW C Certificate and FAW/UEFA B Licence. Benefits from UEFA qualified coach educators and our academic team to provide students with support to develop personally, professionally and academically. Has key links with the football clubs and associations, such as Wrexham AFC and the FAW Trust, to develop your industry knowledge and gain valuable applied experience. Provides additional opportunities with Educational partners such as the International Soccer Science and Football Federation (ISSPF) and Achieve More Training to enhance your CV and coaching profile. Includes sessions at the FAW National Football Development Centre, Colliers Park, which is complete with our performance analysis suite and full-sized FIFA quality 3G football pitch. *This course is part of a subject area rated 4th in the UK and 1st in Wales for teaching satisfaction in the Sports Science subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2023.


The degree programme will enable students to develop practical coaching skills and an understanding of the coaching process at a youth and senior level. Additionally students will development an understanding of the extended elements of the coaching process which includes how individual players and teams are prepared physiologically and psychologically to participate in football. Throughout the degree process students will develop the reflective skills to personalise their own learn to prepare them for future careers. During the course, you will cover performance analysis, sports psychology, physiology, skill development, reflective practice, coaching pedagogy, coaching procedures and practices. Modules are taught on a weekly basis and allow the students to link academic theory to football practice. As the student progresses through the degree they develop the personal, professional and academic skills required to personalise their learning to match future career ambitions. YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) In the first year, students will be introduced to all elements of the coaching process. Students will gain an understanding of a range of disciplines including practical coaching skills, sport psychology, physiology, performance analysis, coaching processes and personal and academic skills. Students will also engage with Football Association of Wales (Level 2) C Certificate. MODULES • Developing Coaching Practice – 20 Credits • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology – 20 Credits • Psychology: Developing the individual – 20 Credits • Tactical Applications of Performance Analysis in Football – 20 Credits • Technique Analysis in Football – 20 Credits • Developing Personal, Professional and Academic Skills – 20 Credits YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Students in year two are encouraged to personalise their learning in context of future career ambitions. Students will develop a strong understanding of the link between football theory and the application to the football environment. This enables students to develop vocationally relevant skills. Students will also work towards Football Association of Wales (Level 3) UEFA B Licence. MODULES • Coaching Pedagogy: Developing Personal Practice – 20 Credits • Applied Exercise Physiology – 20 Credits • Psychology: Enhancing Performance – 20 Credits • Applied Performance Analysis – 20 Credits • Developing Practitioner Skills in the Football Environment – 20 Credits • Enhancing Personal Professional and Academic Development – 20 Credits YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) In the final year, students will continue to develop their knowledge of the coaching process and develop a specialism within football. The development of a subject specialism within the context of football enables students to develop personal and professional skills which are essential for employment within the world of football. Students will continue to work towards Football Association of Wales (Level 3) UEFA B Licence. MODULES • Independent Study – 40 Credits • Technology to Enhance Performance – 20 Credits • Planning for Performance – 20 Credits • Expertise Development – 20 Credits Plus 20 credits from the following optional modules: • Managing and Developing the Team's Potential – 20 Credits • Managing and Developing the Individual's Potential – 20 Credits The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods will be used to test your knowledge and understanding. These include practical assessments, examinations, essays, portfolios, reports, presentations, online discussions and case study evaluations. You will be assessed on your ability to analyse coaching activities, use specialist video software, undertake lab-based work and conduct independent research. You will be expected to complete a dissertation as part of your final assessment. TEACHING AND LEARNING Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

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Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist at Wrexham University - UCAS