Cert HE in Football Development at UCFB - UCAS


Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East London

Cert HE in Football Development

Course summary

This new course enhances the undergraduate portfolio by offering specialist provision in the area of Football Development in response to a request from The Football Association (FA) to collaborate in addressing an identified gap in education provision in Football Development. It provides an opportunity for existing and aspiring football industry professionals to develop critical understanding and application of the various constituent components of football development at grassroots and elite levels in a variety of industry contexts. The curriculum for this ground-breaking course has been developed by a team of specialists and experienced academic staff, working in collaboration with experts from the Grassroots Football Division within the FA. These individuals bring a wealth of practical experience, having worked extensively in the field as industry specialists. Staff expertise will be used to develop a curriculum that examines topics including, but not limited to: principles of football development; applied football development; the business of grassroots football; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and safeguarding in football, a work placement and research in industry. The curriculum will be enhanced via the involvement of external speakers and content contributors from the wider football industry. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and to demonstrate their understanding through a curriculum and assessment strategy that is built on real-world scenarios, case studies and a work placement.


All six modules are 20 credits in value and are core modules. They are: Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Safeguarding in Football Development; Understanding the Business of Football Development; Strategic Football Development (instead of Applied Football Development); Monitoring, Evaluation and Research in Football Development; and Professional Practice in Football Development (with a placement in a County Football Association or similar football organisation).

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used across the modules: written assignment; timed online case study examination; online discussion board; pair presentation; in-tray case study exercise; autobiography; group presentation (live brief); report; mentor observation; and professional practice portfolio.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is designed for United Kingdom-based students who do not require a student visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


A minimum grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics GCSEs is expected

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Accommodation – as students are required to attend face-to-face classes as part of their course, they are expected to arrange their own appropriate living accommodation. Advice and the student housing application form are available through our website. Weekly accommodation costs range from £195 to £256. In some instances, optional Employability and Career Planning activities provided by UCFB may carry an additional cost for participants (e.g. qualifications with external certification such as FA Coaching Badges or STATS qualifications). Students will be notified of the details of any additional costs in advance of any such sessions running. Stationery equipment – paper and pens are required. Costs will vary dependent on individual student choice. Books, journals and periodicals – books will be available to access in the UCFB and UEL libraries. If students with to purchase books they can do so but this is not a requirement. Printing – printing credits are required to print documents on UCFB sites. Copies are 5p for black and white and 15p for colour. Students are expected to be in possession of a scientific calculator throughout their degree. Other additional costs will vary depending on a student’s individual needs.

Provider information

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University Campus of Football Business,
Arch View House
First Way, Wembley

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0900-1700 weekdays from Wednesday 5th July to Thursday 10th August 0800-1900 Thursday 17th August 0800-1900 Friday 18th August 1000-1500 Saturday 19th August 0830-1700 Monday 21st August to Friday 25th August, Tuesday 29th August to Friday 1st September, Monday 4th September to Friday 8th September, Monday 11th September to Friday 15th September and Monday 18th September to Friday 22nd September

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Cert HE in Football Development at UCFB - UCAS