The BSc (Hons) Football Coaching Development and Administration is aimed at students who want to work in roles such as coaching, development and management, and focuses on both the football and business related knowledge needed to develop professionals for the football industry. Developed in partnership with professional coaching organisations, this unique football coaching course allows you to study and gain work placements across the globe.
The Football Coaching, Development and Administration course has three possible study routes – in America with our partner UK International Soccer; on campus and via blended learning. Whichever option you choose, you will study a broad array of subjects, from coaching to business management and sports development, leading to excellent employment prospects in a range of professions. You will also study towards a Level 2 Coaching Certificate, and we will support you in working towards your UEFA licenses.
The Football Coaching course, designed in consultation with National Governing Bodies and US Coaching Organisations to ensure it meets industry needs, offers the opportunity to complete paid work placements in the US in partnership with UK International Soccer. (Other partner placements outside the US will be considered).
There are three study options:
Partly based in the USA with UK International Soccer, you will complete paid work placements, and receive lectures, tutorials and support by visiting members of USW staff and UKIS mentors. Lectures, seminars and tutorials will be delivered on site at the University of South Wales. In addition, you will have access to on-line material. See UK International Soccer Coaches Facebook Page and UK International Soccer Facebook.
Based at the USW Sport Park, our £3.7m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development centre, you’ll be taught face to face by leading specialists in the field. You will have the opportunity to undertake placements with some of our key partners, including the FAW Trust, Cardiff City and Swansea City.
This is for students currently working in a football setting and looking to develop their knowledge and skills. Your work placements can be completed in your current football work setting and you will receive lectures, seminars and tutorials via online material and on campus block teaching periods. Applications accepted from both UK and international applicants.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 - 104 points||The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.|
|A level||CDD - BCC||
A-Levels must include one Science or Mathematics or Physical Education or Psychology, but to exclude General Studies.
The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact email@example.com.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP - DMM||
The BTEC must be in a relevant subject.
The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Access to HE Diploma||Passing an Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||D - A*||We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.|
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check is required (additional cost applies; no offences are considered spent). Applicants who have identified that they have a conviction will, in the first instance, be contacted by the University to complete a self-disclosure form so that any issues around placements, professional practice etc., can be considered at the earlier stages of the admissions process. Applicants who are successful in their application, and who are offered a place which they then accept, will be contacted three months prior to enrolment (where possible) with details of the University’s online DBS service. Full details are available on the University website and, if applicants have any questions regarding their DBS, they should contact the Enquiries and Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscription to the DBS update service is strongly recommended.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|