Foundation Degree in Rugby Coaching and Development

Do you want to turn your passion for rugby into a rewarding career? The rugby industry is growing and requires coaching professionals at all levels. This rugby coaching course has been developed in consultation with the Welsh Rugby Union, the Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, and Neath Swansea Ospreys. This ensures that it meets industry needs, and will provide you with the skills required to work within professional rugby clubs and/or national governing bodies.

The rugby coaching course includes all areas within coaching, including key technical and tactical knowledge, strength and conditioning, match and individual performance analysis and community rugby developments. You will also have the opportunity to gain industry-recognised IRB UKCC coaching awards which are embedded into the practical coaching modules.

Top for student satisfaction

100% of our Foundation Degree Rugby Coaching and Performance students were satisfied with their course (NSS 2015)

What you will study


Year One
  • Rugby Coaching: Young Performers
  • Introduction to Sport Development
  • Strength & Conditioning: Principles & Applications
  • The Developing Athlete
  • Academic Research & Professional Skills
Year Two
  • Rugby Coaching: Adolescent Performers
  • Sport Placement (Rugby & Football)
  • Performance Analysis
  • Research Methods
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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

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International Students

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  • Full Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • Part Time 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

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