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.
Year 1 Modules: Coaching in the Community; Fundamentals of Coaching; Understanding Football Fans and Customers; Understanding Sport Business
Year 2 Modules: Entrepreneurship; Events Planning; Research Methods; Talent Development
Year 3 Modules: Applied Reflective Practice; High Performance Coaching; Performance Analysis; Research Project
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
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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:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||96 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits|
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.