UCFB

Football Coaching & Talent Development UCFB Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University

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Course summary

This programme is designed for aspiring coaches who are specifically interested in gaining the qualifications, knowledge and skills to work in the youth development departments of professional football clubs in England and overseas.

The BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Talent Development programme will provide highly fulfilling learning and education to those who have experience of coaching and currently hold The FA Level 2 football coaching qualification.

Students will receive high quality teaching, learning and coaching provision from professionals with backgrounds in academia, professional football, elite sport and business, and the course will provide an inclusive, current and versatile curriculum of study which reflects the needs of the football industry, evaluating policies and strategies that have been employed nationally and internationally to support youth development.

The programme will challenge students practically and intellectually with ‘real life’ projects in youth development, enhancing the students’ experience and employment opportunities through engagement with local professional football clubs. This will prepare students for employment or postgraduate study by fostering an environment where students are encouraged to develop academic skills, challenge knowledge, relate theory to practice, display skills of critical analysis and evaluation and undertake independent research.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Modules: Fundamentals of Coaching; Introduction to Youth Development; Coaching in the Foundation Phase; Football Principals and Practice. Year 2 Modules: International Player Development; Coaching in the Youth Development Phase; Research Methods; Football Tactics and Strategies. Year 3 Modules: Research Project; Evaluation of Coaching Performance; Coaching in the Professional Development Phase; Match Analysis.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code FCTD
Institution code U10
Campus name UCFB Etihad Campus
Campus code E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points
A level ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Maths and English - Grade A*-C

Additional entry requirements

Other

Applicants should hold FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching as a minimum and have coaching experience in a team environment that they can evidence. Applicants presenting these additional qualifications and considerable coaching experience may be accepted without them meeting formal entry requirements. (for more information or to complete your FA Level 2 coaching, please contact your local County FA)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The provision of a facility or service including accommodation may be subject to an additional charge (i.e. separate from tuition fees). Where this is the case, we will make this clear in advance and payment for such service shall be made in accordance with any additional contract made between you and UCFB. In some instances, optional Employment & Enrichment activities provided by UCFB may carry an additional cost for participants (e.g. qualifications with external certification such as FA Coaching Badges or STATS qualifications). Any additional costs will be provided to students in advance of any such sessions running. Students will be required to purchase UCFB branded kit for their studies, which costs £120-150. UCFB students may also be asked for an additional contribution fee of £10-20 for trips.

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


Course contact details

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Main Contact

UCFB Admissions Office

0333 016 1244