This programme allows students to learn how to spot and develop talent, as well as lead with authority. You will engage with, and gain an understanding across, areas such as community coaching, academy coaching, semi-professional, professional and overseas coaching.
Taught within the football club environment by our UEFA qualified coaches, some of whom have previously coached at the academies of leading Premier League clubs, this degree qualification provides a unique learning experience and the opportunity to live, learn and develop within the live operations of a professional atmosphere, providing students with access to coaching at clubs across the football pyramid.
This degree provides lifelong learning and education to aspiring young football coaches and managers, as well as being the hub for football industry qualifications. You will receive high quality teaching, learning and coaching provision from professionals with backgrounds in academia and professional football. 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.
We aim to ensure that everyone on our BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management degree will gain the qualifications, skills and expertise needed for the maximum chance of success within the football 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.
Foundation Year Modules: Preparing for Success in Higher Education; Employability and Enterprise; Principles of Sports Coaching; Study Project
Year 1 Modules: Coaching in the Community; Football Principles and Practice; Fundamentals of Coaching; Introduction to Football Management
Year 2 Modules: Football Tactics and Strategies; Managing Teams and Individuals; Research Methods; Talent Development
Year 3 Modules: Applied Reflective Practice; Elite Performance Coaching; Match Analysis; Research Project
This programme is predominantly assessed through coursework and practical examinations.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
Additional entry requirements
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee 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.