Applied Coaching and Analysis in Football Performance at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS

Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Applied Coaching and Analysis in Football Performance

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Course summary

The FdSc Applied Coaching & Analysis of Football Performance’ programme aims to develop students’ understanding of the dynamic and complex interactions which exist within the coaching, performance analysis and strength & conditioning environments. The programme will provide students with an insightful awareness of how theory from a range of areas can both inform and be informed by practice in order to develop critical and innovative problem-solving abilities. Importantly the Applied Coaching & Analysis of Football Performance’ programme situates the coach-athlete relationship as an educational relationship and therefore this course places a high level of significance on the pedagogical role of the coach. Students will consistently engage in practical sessions throughout their two years to explore their role, their understanding of the self and how they teach and communicate with athletes. Upon successful completion of the foundation degree, students will have the opportunity to progress directly to the third year of either BSc(Hons) Sport Coaching or BSc(Hons) Sports Performance Analysis at Cardiff Metropolitan University.


Year 1 - Level 4 Research and Scholarship Applied Football Pedagogy Performance Analysis in Football Athlete Learning in Sport Performance Analysis Introducing Coaching and Teaching as Social and Relational Activities Foundations of Strength and Conditioning Year 2 - Level 5 Research Design and Practice Applied Football Pedagogy Professional Placement in Football Football Performance Analysis and the Role of the Analyst Understanding Football Coaching Practice Strength & Conditioning

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods will be used including written assignments, scientific reports, presentations, practical assessments, work based assessment, portfolios and examinations.

How to apply

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Cardiff International Sports Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature applicants without the standard entry requirements but with related work experience will be considered

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. IELTS test required
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500* Year 1
Scotland £7500* Year 1
Wales £7500* Year 1
Channel Islands £7500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500* Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Applied Coaching and Analysis in Football Performance at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS