Coaching in the Community (Football) at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Course options

Course summary

Using innovative and engaging teaching, learning and assessment practices our FdSc Coaching in the Community (Football) course will help develop your knowledge, understanding, skills and experience of community football coaching. This course is supported by Stoke City F.C., who deliver community-based sport and exercise services locally/regionally/nationally through their Stoke City in the Community initiatives. The club will provide enhanced work-based learning opportunities, where you can apply your developing skills, knowledge and understanding in an industry environment. The course and university experience, coupled with an enhanced employer engagement, provides the necessary theoretical underpinning and practical competencies for you to gain employment nationally and internationally in a wide range of roles within a sports club/organisation and the wider industry. As coaches and sportspeople of the future, you will develop specific coach related capabilities and skills through experiential learning providing you with a multidisciplinary perspective of sport and performance with areas such as sports development, biomechanics, physiology, strength and conditioning built in. You will have the opportunity to undertake training and professional development relevant to the organisation that provides the enhanced employer engagement elements of the course. For example, the FdSc Coaching in the Community (Football) course will provide the opportunity to complete The F.A. Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching qualifications, as well as Futsal Level 1 and Coaching and Coaching Disabled Footballer’s qualifications. This course aims to develop your abilities to apply research in the sciences to current practices relating to coaching, participation and sport performance and allow you to employ strategic planning and development skills in analysing, understanding and addressing the requirements of performers and sport and exercise focused organisations.

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


Level 4 Core: Introduction to Coaching, Coaching Diverse Groups, Fundamentals of Physiology, Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning, Exploring Academic Skills Level 4 Optional: Fundamentals of Nutrition and Metabolism or Sport Science for Coaches and Teachers Level 5: Sport Placement, Industry Project, Reflections on Learning Practice

Assessment method

Assessment is via a range of industry relevant activities, including practical coaching assessments, which will provide feedback on the specific disciplinary aspects of coaching practice and further develop skill sets.

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit
Coaching in the Community (Football) at Staffordshire University - UCAS