Football Coaching and Development (MIT Skills) at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Football Coaching and Development (MIT Skills)

Course summary

The aim of the programme is to give students the opportunity to forge a career in the popular but competitive football-industry. It will enable all learners to acquire the knowledge, understanding and practical experience of a range of topics that relate to both coach development, player development, and the wider enhancement of football to improve the game, and to use the power of football to enhance society. The Football Coaching & Development programme will see students embarking upon a programme of learning that will cover two integral topics of ‘coaching’ and ‘development’ within football. Coaching-focused modules will address issues relating to the holistic education and development of coaches and players. Development issues will include the wider governance and management of the game in addition to the identification of player pathways, and developing an appreciation of underrepresented groups, to find innovative ways to make the sport more inclusive. The programme aims to build a strong understanding of the use of football for wider social and community objectives, utilising the power of football to enhance issues such as physical and mental wellbeing. The course runs in partnership with selected football clubs/foundations, utilising their extensive knowledge of football coaching and development from their community initiatives to their elite performance programme. Industry work placements provide students with the opportunity to practically apply the knowledge base gained throughout the course. Many modules will involve a strong vocational focus, which will enable these learners to develop critical thinking, independence, and employment skills to compliment theoretical insights from academic topics. By the end of the programme, graduates will be ready to embark upon a career in a multitude of football environments, or continue their degree-level experience through a relevant Honours level programme. The named progression programme is BA Hon Football Coaching and Development, delivered onsite at Plymouth Marjon University, the validating body of this Foundation Degree. The Football Coaching and Development Foundation Degree course has achieved Higher Technical Qualification status, meaning that knowledge and skills are aligned to the sport and physical activity industry. Opportunities are provided to achieve Football Association (FA) endorsed coaching qualifications to enhance employability. Additional qualifications such FA Level 1, UEFA C and UEFA B can be supported through the programme Please note that this course is fully validated, we are awaiting approval to deliver with M.I.T Skills who will be the teaching organisation

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


FDVC90 Engaging with Learning: Football Dev. & Coaching SCOC01 Coaching & Teaching: Process & Practice CDC51 Foundations in Football Development FCDC52 Introduction to Football Business & Management SCOC04 Introducing Analysis in Sport Coaching FDVC01 Football in the Community FDVD90 Engaging in Employability: Football Dev. & Coaching SCPD02 Research Methods FCDD51 Talent Identification & Development in Football FCDD52 Football Event Management SCOD03 Sport Science for Sport & Physical Education SCPD04 Coaching Theory & Practice

Assessment method

Group lectures Digital and video analysis. Group discussions Experimental Learning Activities Practical sessions Workshops Seminar groups Guest speakers/ Presentations Tutorials Peer group study Independent learning Industry Simulation Field Trips/Visits Work Placement Virtual learning

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We accept the NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity for this course, required at a Pass grade

English language requirements

GCSE English at Grace C/4 or above, or accepted alternatives, such as Functional Skills

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

This course is unable to accept international applicants. EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Football Coaching and Development (MIT Skills) at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS