Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development

Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? The Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development provides an opportunity to gain an industry-recognised coaching award while being affiliated to a specific football club. This unique football coaching course has been designed in conjunction with the English Football League Trust (EFLT) to identify the type of skills and qualities that are required to work within professional football clubs community departments or national governing bodies in areas of growth such as social inclusion, community coaching and football development.

You’ll learn about children and youth coaching, football coaching, football development, social inclusion, and sports management skills. You will be based predominantly within your own football club, with a minimum of five days per year at the USW Sport Park, our £3.7m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development centre.

What you will study

The Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development will be based within the student’s football club, and lectures, seminars and tutorials will be delivered on site and via provided material.

Our football coaching course allows students to study all sub disciplines of coaching and gain valuable industry recognised qualifications. The course will teach you aspects of generic children and youth coaching, football coaching, football development, social inclusion, and sports management skills.

There will be further opportunity to apply your knowledge with an extensive work based...

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Facilities

At USW Sport Park we have a notational analysis suite, an impressive strength and conditioning room and over 30 acres of playing fields, including five floodlit pitches, a new artificial training pitch and 3G rubber crumb floodlit football pitch.

Our sport facilities are regularly used by international professional teams, such as the Wales national football team and Cardiff City Football Club. Plus, Cardiff City Football Club Academy is based at our Sport Park.

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Teaching

Our staff have worked in the industry for many years and have experience of coordinating and managing sport in both local authorities and national governing bodies. Many continue to work as Coach Educators (UEFA) and high performance coaches.

Jay Probert, course leader
Craig Gill
Gavin Chesterfield
Rob Griffiths
Jonathan Jones
Lyn Jehu
Paul Rainer
Rachel Murray
Grant Kalahar

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UCAS CODE: 45R9

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If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Dates

  • Full Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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