Foundation Degree in Football Coaching and Development

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Are you passionate about working in the football industry? This degree will set you on the path to an exciting career in this fast-paced industry, in a coaching or development role.

Based at the USW Sport Park, our £3.7m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development centre, you’ll learn about sport psychology, strength and conditioning, match and performance analysis, exercise physiology, sports nutrition and sports development.

The course has been designed in consultation with the Welsh Football Trust, Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Cardiff City Football Club. This ensures that the course meets industry needs, and will provide you with the skills required to work within professional football clubs and/or national governing bodies. Other key partners include Swansea City Football Club and UK Elite Soccer who offer a number of bespoke placements to our football students.

What you will study


Year One

  • Football Coaching Young Performers
  • Strength & Conditioning: Principles & Applications
  • Academic Research and Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Sports Development
  • Managing & Developing Football in the Community

Year Two

  • Football Coaching Adolescent Performers
  • Sport Placement: Football
  • Football in Society
  • Physical Education & School Sport (Optional)
  • Performance Analysis (Optional)

Specific football coaching modules involve completion of FAW Level 2 licence in year one and UEFA B licence Level 3 in year two (subject to successful completion).

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Entry Requirements

160 UCAS tariff points e.g. CC at A-level. A-levels must include a relevant subject but exclude General Studies. Three GCSE passes at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English language.

Additional criteria: Level 1 in football coaching or equivalent foundation level football coaching qualification from a football NGB.

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) disclosure (additional cost applies) is required.

Tuition Fees

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


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