UCFB

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East London

Sports Business & Coaching with Foundation Year

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Course summary

The workforce within football and sport businesses, clubs and organisations is changing and the line drawn between coaching, management and business within the same organisation has blurred. No longer can individuals in a sporting institution, regardless of their role, exist in isolation and ignore other parts of the business operations. This degree imparts the necessary leadership fundamentals required to inspire, organise and improve individuals. You will develop your understanding of sports as a business and combine the opportunity to improve your coaching skills, long term athlete development and coaching pathways. You will explore different techniques for analysing performance including notational analysis and the use of technology to improve performance. You will cover high performance coaching, with the opportunity to become a qualified STATS analyst; STATS is the global leader in sports analysis software. You will examine elite sports performance, gain an insight into leadership and management skills and develop an understanding of physical education and pedagogical issues. This programme is ideal for those looking for experience and understanding of the world of business and sport and to develop as a manager. It provides a unique learning experience and the opportunity to live, learn and develop within the live operations of a professional football environment by our UEFA qualified coaches, some of whom have previously coached at the academies of leading Premier League clubs, providing you with access to clubs from the first team manager down the coaching and playing pyramid. This allows engagement and understanding across areas such as rehabilitation, physiotherapy, player acquisition and analysis. The practical application of your knowledge will be fulfilled by completing additional coaching badges via interaction with first team coaching and training facilities at both campuses, including the City Academy in Manchester, and the UCFB professional partner network which includes professional football, rugby and cricket clubs, to name a few. There may also be the opportunity to participate in vital work experience placements across a number of coaching roles, from grass roots to professional clubs. Your studies will focus on the broad concepts involved in the sport business and surrounding industries. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of coaching, such as health and safety, risk assessments, the ‘coach’s toolkit’, sports development and exploring how sport is structured in the UK in a variety of settings and gain an understanding of the unique consumer behaviour within the football and sport industry. The Foundation Year will introduce students to the fundamental principles of sports coaching and the role and responsibilities of the coach within a range of contexts, including legal obligations, problem solving, analysing, professional conduct and the ability to develop the skills necessary to plan, deliver and review the successful delivery of a sports coaching session.

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year Modules: Skills for Learning, Mental Wealth, Research Project, Contemporary Issues in Sport, Theory of Coaching, Principles of Coaching Year 1 Modules: Fundamentals of Sports Coaching, Understanding Sports Business, Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth), Coaching in Education and the Community, Understanding Sports Fan Behaviour, Development of Sport Year 2 Modules: Entrepreneurship, Talent Development and Scouting, Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth), Research Methods, Event Planning, Coaching in Education Settings Year 3 Modules: High Performance Coaching, Leadership and Management. Professional Project, Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth), Performance Analysis

Assessment method

This programme is predominantly assessed through coursework, however students will also be expected to undertake a number of written exams and will also be assessed through practical examinations for certain elements of the programme.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
SBCF
Institution code:
U10
Campus name:
UCFB Wembley
Campus code:
W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

Our access to an International Licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to accept applications for anyone who requires a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants who do not meet the programme's minimum entry requirements will be asked to attend an interview and assessment at a UCFB campus.


English language requirements

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

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Please see https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/ for information on tuition fees and funding opportunities at UCFB, including our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries scheme.

Provider information

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UCFB
University Campus of Football Business,
Wembley Stadium
Brent
HA9 0WS


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Additional information

0900-1700 weekdays from Tuesday 5th July to Wednesday 10th August 0800-2000 Thursday 18th August 0800-1900 Friday 19th August 1000-1500 Saturday 20th August 0830-1700 Monday 22nd August to Friday 20th August, Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, Monday 5th September to Friday 9th September and Monday 12th September to Friday 16th September


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