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Course summary

Do you dream of becoming a professional football coach? This three-year BSc (Hons) Football Coaching degree will provide you with a solid foundation in the key practices of coaching in a football related context so once you graduate, you’ll be ready to achieve your career goals. During this course, you will have lots of opportunities for both practical and theoretical study, to learn the key principles, theories and perspectives of sports coaching, in areas such as anatomy and physiology, psychology and match analysis as well as exploring complementary roles in football, such as business development, and performance analysis. You will also develop your knowledge and skills further by undertaking research activities, learning how to gather and use data to support athletes. You will do this by using the latest video software and geographical navigation vests, and use these to statistically analyse individual plays and player performance. This is a key skill to master, as analysis is an ever-growing part of the football and coaching industry, and is essential to any coach for monitoring player progression. During your time at UCR, you will also study other vital topics needed for a successful career in professional sports coaching, such as sports psychology, evaluating sport leadership styles, and current football coaching legislation, including safeguarding and the Football Offences Acts. You will also study the anatomical workings of the human body and core biological principles, learning how to apply them to injury prevention, assessment and exercise physiology activities. That’s not all. We are committed to ensuring you gain as much experience as possible, so during your studies, you will also have the chance to complete work experience shadowing or supporting coaches alongside our partner football clubs for that all important extra experience, to make you and your CV well and truly stand out. Course Features:

  • Work experience
  • Sports psychology
  • Evaluating sport leadership styles
  • Current football coaching legislation
  • Safeguarding and the Football Offences Acts
  • Anatomical workings of the human body and core biological principles
  • Injury prevention, assessment
  • Exercise physiology activities
Career Options
  • Football coach
  • Football analyst
  • Football manager
  • Sports development officer
  • Progression to Sports Therapist and Conditioning courses
  • Progression to MSc or PhD study


Level 4 Fundamentals of Football Coaching Introduction to Sports Psychology Introduction to Football Science Introduction to Performance Based Coaching and Match Analysis Coach in Society Introduction to Sports Injuries and Injury Prevention Level 5 Player Development and Performance Analysis Player Maintenance and Rehabilitation Coaching: Grassroots and Diverse Populations Sports Psychology Research Methods Work Based Learning for the land-based industries Level 6 Applied Sports Coaching Applied Performance Analysis Enhancing Player Performance Contemporary Issues in Football and Team Management Dissertation

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to determine both academic skills and qualities required for the work place. They include a combination of coursework, practical work and timed online assessments. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. Practical assessments take place through video evidence and tutor observations.

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

Mature students (21 years of age or over) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g Access to HE course.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional Costs In addition to the tuition fees students will be expected to pay for their Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check – current Fee £44 with £13 per year for the annual update. As an additional enhancement to their study programme (but not a mandatory requirement), students will be provided with the opportunity to access field trips and sports tours. Approximate costs of these optional activities to students: Sports Tour – £500-£1000 Facilities trips – £300 Whilst studying on the programme students can also acquire optional additional qualifications at an additional cost to themselves. Examples of qualifications and approximate costs are as follows: UEFA B – £3500-£4000 Additional coaching qualifications such as Sports Leaders – £350-£400 Equipment Costs Recommended equipment: Resistance band, approx. £20 Foam roller, approx. £20 Whistle, approx. £5 Reaseheath branded sports kit, approx. £100 Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
Football Coaching at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS